Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Amazing Facts of Parsley


As we have mentioned before Parsley is a good remedy in kidney problems. Today another article about parsley will give us knowledge about parsley. I hope all of us enjoy reading.
Parsley is the most popular herb. Usually it is used as a garnish for some recipes because of its decorative appearance.
This highly nutritious plant can be found all year round in all local supermarkets. Parsley is very easy to grow, it can easily plant it in garden, in a container, or in hanging baskets.
Parsley is famous for having delicious vibrant taste, but also unknown to many, having contains good healing properties.

Parsley provides two unique health benefits its “essential oil” and “flavonoids”.
An organic compound called myristicinalso found in Parsley. Studies show that this compound can:
· myristicin inhibit tumor formation particularly in the lungs.
· myristicin help the molecule glutathione to fight against free radicals that would otherwise damage the body.
· myristicin neutralize carcinogens like benzopyrene, which is present in tobacco or cigarette smoke and charcoal grill smoke.
Another compound flavonoid  is also found in Parsley it is called luteolin. In various studies it shows that this compound can:
· luteolin function as an antioxidant, thereby eliminating free radicals from the body that can damage cells.
· luteolin  help increase antioxidant levels in the blood
· luteolin  help prevent several types of cancer such as breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and leukemia.

Parsley is a good source of vitamin C and vitamin A. Vitamin C is the body's primary water-soluble antioxidant, which can remove free radicals in all water-soluble areas of the body. Therefore, it can help prevent various diseases such as asthma, atherosclerosis, colon cancer, and diabetes.

As a matter of fact, people consuming foods with good amounts of vitamin C have a lower risk of acquiring these diseases.
Meanwhile, beta-Carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) is the body's primary fat-soluble antioxidant, which can get remove of free radicals in all fat-soluble areas of the body. Like vitamin C, it can also help lower the risk of atherosclerosis, colon cancer, and diabetes.
Studies show that people who consumed the lowest amounts of vitamin C-rich foods were at risk of developing arthritis by as much as three times more than those who consumed the highest amounts of vitamin C.
Vitamin C combined with beta-Carotene found in parsley can prove beneficial in inflammatory diseases like asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Since vitamin C is vital for strengthening the immune system, it can help prevent many common infections like colds and flu. Beta-Carotene is converted by the body to vitamin A. Vitamin A is an immune system regulator, which can make the white blood cells destroy bacteria and viruses.
One of the most essential B vitamins is “folic acid”, naturally produce by Parsley.
Studies show that folic acid can:
· folic acid keep the heart healthy and maintain its function.
· folic acid ower the risk of stroke and heart disease.
· folic acid remove homocysteine in the body.

Note: Homocysteine is an amino acid used by the body to manufacture proteins and in cellular metabolism. However, a high concentration of homocysteine in the blood can damage the lining of the blood vessels and enhance blood clotting, which can significantly increase the risk of stroke or heart attack.
Finally Parsley is rich in chlorophyll, which can act as a natural deodorizer. Eating parsley makes us sure that we will be able to maintain a fresh breath everyday.

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