It’s normal for your weight to fluctuate by a few pounds, even when you exercise regularly and eat well. Factors like hormone levels, stress, dehydration, and toxic exposure can cause your body to start gaining weight unexpectedly. Sometimes, the extra inches around your waist are simply caused by stubborn water weight.
The Wonders of Parsley
Parsley isn’t exactly a well-appreciated health food. While most people know it simply as a garnish for pasta dishes, it’s just as medicinal as mint and basil.
The herb is traditionally used for its ability to detoxify the liver and kidneys through its diuretic properties. It also boosts digestion to speed up the disposal of toxic waste (1).
Since toxins are often stored in fat cells, where they interfere with hormones and cell signaling, eating parsley can facilitate weight loss by helping fat cells function properly.
Parsley contains antioxidants like luteolin and apigenin, vitamins A and C to boost your immune system, apigenin and myristicin to support liver enzyme production.
It’s also chock-full of vitamin K for proper blood coagulation, vitamin E to prevent heart disease, potassium to maintain blood pressure, and B vitamins that strengthen and protect blood cells. The herb even has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Prevents nerve damage
- Fights tumors
- Reduces inflammation
- Soothes sore joints
- Deodorizes internally
- Eases muscle tension
- Helps cure urinary tract infections
- Prevents kidney stones
- Reduces mineral leaching in bones
- Prevents cancer
- Treats jaundice
- Heals menstrual difficulties,
- Eases asthma
- Fights gallstones