If you have parsley growing in your herb garden you’ve got more than just an attractive garnish and a tasty herb. You also have a key ingredient for burning fat and maintaining a healthy weight. A tea made from the parsley plant provides powerful antioxidants, acts as a diuretic and can help balance the hormones that contribute to weight gain. Parsley is also one of the many all-natural ingredients in All Day Energy Greens, a green drink that can help you with your overall health and fitness goals.
Because of its unique ability to complement the tastes of so many foods, parsley is by far the most popular herb and it is used in recipes all over the world. Parsley was lauded for its medicinal purposes long before it became accepted as food. The ancient Greeks considered it sacred and even wore laurel wreaths made from parsley. Historical records indicate it was first consumed as food in Europe during the middle ages.
When consumed in tea form, parsley has diuretic properties and aids digestion, both of which can help jump-start a diet. Parsley leaves are rich in flavonoids and antioxidants and are packed with essential nutrients such as magnesium, calcium and potassium. Vegetable and herbal based teas are beneficial for people losing weight because they provide nutrients that they may be missing when they eliminate certain foods from their diets.
Exploring the powerful properties of parsley:
- Boasts Vitamin A, C, K
- Aids in digestion
- Rich in flavonoids and antioxidants
- Packed with essential nutrients like magnesium, calcium and potassium.
- Reduces inflammation
- Detoxifier, known to cleanse the liver
- Known cancer fighter and immune strengthener
- Helps combat cellulite and menstrual pains
Parsley contain two types of interesting components each one with unique health benefits. The first type is volatile oil components (limonene, myristicin, alpha-thujene and eugenol and the second one is flavonoids (apigenin, apiin, luteolin and crisoeriol).
Consuming parsley abundantly helps to balance excess sebum secretion in oily skin. It further helps to clear the pores, which might otherwise lead to acne outbreaks. Zinc in parsley controls skin inflammation and promotes skin regeneration. It also reduces the redness and diminishes acne blemishes.
Homocysteine, an amino acid present in the body, is dangerous to blood vessels. This is made harmless by Folate or Vitamin B9 present in Parsley keeping you safe from cardiovascular diseases, heart attacks, etc.
Parsley leaves are imbued with several flavonoids. These are pigments with properties that benefit the human body. One of such flavonoids named apigenin can thwart breast cancer cells from growing, as was revealed in a 2008 study.
You should drink a glass of the following juice every day:
1 branch of parsley
1 glass of water
Blend the parsley in your blender with a glass of water and then squeeze the juice of one lemon in the water. Drink this drink for 5 days straight in the mornings and then take e ten day break afterwards. This drink will boost your metabolism and will support the process of losing weight.