Parsley is not just a garnish to adorn our dishes but is a vitamin-rich diuretic packed with healthy vitamins and powerful nutrients. This fresh, striking emerald green tiny leaves is a very popular aromatic herb which is a starlet in flavoring most of the mouth-watering, luscious dishes.
Often most of us just chuck it off the plate as garbage. Sad that hardly anybody knows about its amazing importance that it offers when added into foods. Parsley is commonly called as coriander leaves, kotmir etc. It’s a natural diuretic that helps eliminate excess fluid without depleting the body of potassium.
Parsley aids in balancing blood sugar and helps in long-term weight issues. It also plays a vital role in preventing the degenerative effects of diabetes on the liver. Parsley is highly aromatic, vibrant and delicious to taste with wonderful healing properties. It is often ignored in its popular role as a table garnish.
Highly nutritious, parsley can be found year round. Parsley is the world's most popular herb. It is a good source of folic acid, one of the most important B vitamins and an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It is also a good source of iron and folate.
Surprising reasons to include parsley in our daily meal:
Fight diseases: Parsley is a great source of vitamin C which is a key nutrient in the processes that neutralizes the free radicals. Parsley protects from various diseases such as atherosclerosis, colon cancer, asthma and diabetes etc.
Beat inflammation: Parsley contains a volatile oil called Eugenol where studies has shown that it has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties which aid in suppressing swelling in the joints. Thus parsley helps reduce pain and swelling associated with arthritis. This vitamin C rich herb also protect against inflammatory problems like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Improves your immune function: Parsley is an excellent immunity booster. The high vitamin C content and multi-immune enhancing compounds makes this herb a striking immunity booster. It is said that vitamin A and vitamin C strengthens the immune system and aids fight against various diseases.
Protect blood vessels: Parsley is a great source of folic acid, which is one of the most important B vitamins. Folic acid helps in reducing homocysteine (which is a naturally occurring amino acid in the body but high levels in blood can damage blood vessels).
Good Vision: High carotenoids in parsley make this humble herb a healing food for vision health. Vitamin A helps protect the surface of eye (cornea), essential for good vision.
Anaemia: Parsely is rich in vitamin C and Iron. Iron builds blood while vitamin C helps the body to absorb iron effectively. It is said that regular drinking of fresh parsley juice helps increase the hemoglobin count.
Blood Purifier: Parsley is a superb blood purifier and repairs and maintains the elasticity of the blood vessels. The high cholorophyll content in parsley is an excellent blood purifier and builder. Overall this delicate and flavorful wonder herb provides us with nature’s best carotenoids and is a powerhouse of anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and flavonoids.
It also has rich sources of chlorophyll, vitamin A, B, C and K, folate and iron. Parsley is also high in various mineral contents like potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese and zinc. Do look out for your favorite and many more yummy, appetizing and exotic recipes at: www.vahrehvah.com
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