7 Worthy Reasons To Add Parsley To Your Meals

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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4. Fresh Breath

It’s the chlorophyll in parsley that not only makes it a lovely shade of green but freshens your breath through its antibacterial properties.

5. Vitamin-Rich

Parsley is a good source of K for proper blood coagulation, E to protect against heart disease, potassium to regulate blood pressure, and many of the B vitamins, including folate for strengthening and protecting blood cells.

6. Supports Important Body Functions

Parsley tea has been used for hundreds of years in traditional medicine to support the immune system, relax muscles, and aid digestion. Steep a quarter of a cup fresh organic parsley for five to seven minutes in hot water to enjoy its benefits; you can add a little honey and/or lemon juice to flavor as you like.

7. Hair Loss

Parsley oil may reduce hair loss when massaged into the scalp. It contains apigenin, an antioxidant flavonoid which controls hair fall through the regulation of TGF-beta1 gene. Used as a balm, the oil can relieve joint pain.

As with any food or supplement, stay aware when adding a nutrition source to your diet; over-consumption of anything new can noticeably affect you. Too much tea, for example, can cause stomach upset. Parsley has been pigeon-holed as a simple garnish but its powerful health benefits should make it part of the main course.

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