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Health Benefits of Parsley



The herb is rich in many vitamins, particularly vitamin K, which is needed for blood clotting and bone health (1)


Parsley is also a great source of vitamins A and C — important nutrients with antioxidant properties (5)


1. Contains many important nutrients

Vitamin A:

Vitamin C:

Vitamin K:

Folate:

Potassium:

The herb is rich in many vitamins, particularly vitamin K, which is needed for blood clotting and bone health (2)


2. Prevents water retention.

Study shows that due to the mechanism in the plant that blocks reabsorption of sodium and potassium, this causes water flow out of kidneys more easily promoting significantly increase in urine flow. (3)

3. Promotes Bone Health

Parsley rich in Vitamin K (1/2 cup (30 grams) provides an impressive 547% of the RDI). Vitamin K helps build stronger bones by supporting bone-building cells called osteoblasts. This vitamin also activates certain proteins that increase bone mineral density — a measure of the amount of minerals present in your bones (4)

Vitamin K has ability of altering bone matrix and plays crucial role in calcium absorption. Plays big role in brain function.

Vitamin K is also an essential vitamin that plays an important role in some and heart health. It is one of the vitamins involved in bone mineralization and heart metabolism.

4. Parsley has any cancer properties.

It contains powerful flavonoids called Myricetin this has therapeutic effect on many diseases, including tumors of different types, inflammatory diseases, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, cerebral ischemia, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and pathogenic microbial infections. (6)

Apigenin, a flavonoid in parsley, has been shown to block the growth and spread of cancer cells in test-tube studies (7).

Apigenin in parsley does help protect against breast cancer and help protect those breast cancer patients from expansion of cancer (8), (13).


Luteolin is another flavonoid in parsley that may suppress tumor growth, thus aiding cancer prevention, according to some test-tube studies (9).


Rich green color shows that parsley rich in chlorophyl, which has been proven to be effective as a defense substance against carcinogenic agent (10).


5. Detoxifies the body the body:

Two most important flavonoids in charge of helping the body to detoxify are apigenin and maricitin. Both of those antioxidants are abundantly found in parsley and can boost productivity of the liver enzymes responsible for detoxifying your body.


6. Diuretic.

Parsley tea is one of the most popular home remedies to help get rid of water retention, and indeed research on the diuretic effect of parsley on animals shows that parsley can increase the amount of urine produced (11).

7. Support heart health.

Parsley contains substantial amount of folate and B vitamins, they all involved in normal cell replication. They help to fight off cardiovascular disease. There is naturally occurring amino acid called homocysteine. In high concentrations found in the blood homocysteine can damage the blood vessels. High intakes of dietary folate may reduce heart disease (12).

8. Could Help Regulate Menstrual cycles.

Parsley contains the compounds myristicin and apiole, which can influence estrogen production to help balance hormones (14).

It’s also thought to act as an emmenagogue — a substance that stimulates menstrual flow (15)




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