Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Use Parsley as a Natural Vitamin and Mineral Supplement

Many people are familiar with parsley as the green sprig that decorates many restaurant meals. But the truth is: that little green sprig packs some powerful health benefits. In fact, parsley is packed with so many nutrients that eating it is almost like taking a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement - one that's all natural and available at a fraction of the cost.

Here's some of what parsley can do:
Parsley builds blood, aids in digestion, boosts energy, combats fatigue, helps the heart, dissolves cholesterol in the veins, supports the adrenals, strengthens teeth, builds bones, prevents birth defects, enhances nutrient absorption, eliminates bloating, reduces inflammation, and provides hormonal support. Parsley is well known for helping or solving most kidney problems and also provides general immune support.

To boot, parsley is a high-chlorophyll blood purifier that aids in detoxification, particularly of the kidneys but also of the liver. And the herb packs in dense nutrients including: vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, potassium, folic acid, sulfur, vitamin K, and B vitamins 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6. Parsley is even rumored to contain trace amounts of B12.

Parsley also contains unique volatile oils that inhibit tumors - particularly in the lungs. These oils are able to neutralize some airborne carcinogens, including some of those found in cigarette smoke and smoke from charcoal grilling. Neutralizing these airborne poisons may be why parsley helps prevent lung tumors.

To really get the immune building, nutrient fortifying, and detoxification benefits, you'll want to take parsley in some quantity. To do this, it's best to juice or blend it with other fruits or vegetables. With any fruit, you can also add a bit of stevia for extra sweetness.

Here are some easy, delicious recipes to enjoy a healthy dose:

Blend: 1 1/2 cups watermelon (seeded), 1/4 cup parsley, 1/2 cup water and a bit of stevia. It's a delicious, nutritious drink that even your kids will enjoy.
Blend: 1/2 papaya, 1 banana, 1/4 cup parsley, 1/2 cup water and a bit of stevia.
Juice: 3 apples and a 1/2 cup parsley.
Juice: 4 carrots, 1/2 apple and a 1/2 cup parsley.

Pregnant women should avoid taking parsley in quantity.



SOURCE: NaturalNews