Health benefits of parsley

I thought I would write a very simple short post on the health benefits of parsley.  Parsley is a wonderful herb that I use on a daily basis. I usually sprinkle it on salads, vegetables or simply put a little into my green smoothie/juice every morning. Parsley is packed full of vitamins and minerals and is a very powerful detoxifier.

Health benefits of parsley

Detoxifies the body from toxicity.
Good for urinary tract infections.
Good against tumors especially lung cancer.
Protects against carcinogens.
Freshens breath.
Fights free radical damage.
Antibacterial and anti fungal.
Acts as a diuretic.
Reduces blood sugar levels especially in diabetics.
It is good for gum disease and teeth as it acts as an antiseptic.

Vitamins and minerals found in parsley

Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin K
Potassium and folates

How to use parsley

You can use parsley sprinkled on salads, soups, vegetables, sauces, smoothies and juices.

Precautions and side effects

Do not consume large amounts of parsley if you are pregnant. Just use small amounts in cooking as large amounts could trigger abortion.

Do not take parsley if you are on blood thinning medication like warfarin.

Parsley is a natural diuretic so be careful not to consume large amounts of parsley if you are taking water pills.  Losing too much water from the body can make you feell ill and will lower your blood pressure.

Now do not go out and buy tons of parsley. Everything in moderation. Too much of any one thing no matter how healthy is never good. All you need to do is just sprinkle some in your cooking and add a small amount to your smoothie if you like. Hope you found the information helpful.




Published by daniatrapani

I believe in teaching, educating and making people aware of their health, diet and lifestyle choices. I encourage my clients to understand the importance of a healthy diet as well as a balanced lifestyle in order to achieve optimum results. Each of my clients is treated as an individual and I combine a mixture of nutrition and naturopathy to create a tailored health programme.

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