Powerful Health Benefits Of Parsley 2020

Hey Viewers, we’re glad you’re back! Today’s video is all about the powers of a very unassuming herb. One that’s often discarded as nothing more than a mere breath freshener at the end of a meal. Well we’re here today to talk to you about the powerful health benefits of parsley! Can it help fight against types of cancer? Does it lower blood sugar, and cleanse your kidneys? What about your heart health, can it help with that too? We’re gonna answer all these questions and more in today’s video, so keep watching until the end to get all the info! #1 A Rich Source of antioxidants First things, first

we have to talk about antioxidants. If you’re a regular here at Bestie then you know antioxidants help fight off free radicals that cause disease and distress in the body. Parsley contains several flavonoids like luteolin, Apigenin, lycopene, beta carotene and alpha carotene. Because antioxidants play a role in protecting you against chronic disease and cardiovascular problems and parsley is packed with them, it can protect you against these diseases. Who knew so much power was packed into a little plant! #2 Protects Against Cancer The C-word is scary and we all want to do everything we can to prevent it. According to a study parsley has protective agents that help fight breast cancer,

specifically apigenin. This flavonid can reduce inflammation and calm stressed cells which can turn cancerous as we age. Apigenin is sort of a wonder drug. It’s a natural substance that studies say can stop the progression of cancer and tumor growth. Another study also says that this flavone isn’t just helpful at preventing breast cancer but also prostate, colorectal and colon cancer. We’re not done with this amazing flavone just yet, as it brings us to our next point. The next point is pretty amazing, but before we get to it don’t forget to hit that subscribe button and click the notification bell so you never

 Powerful Health Benefits Of Parsley 2020

miss any updates from Bestie! #3 Improves Brain Health Once again, the seemingly miracle flavonoid Apigenin appears on our list. Turns out it can also help with brain function and alertness. Apigenin can improve neuron formation, enhance memory capacity and our ability to learn new things. There's also research into the effectiveness against neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia and depression. #4 Makes Your Bones Stronger It’s hard to get all your recommended daily vitamins, but it is important. Eating just ten sprigs of parsley can help you get all the vitamin K you need in a day which can help protect you against things like Osteoporosis and bone fractures. Vitamin K also helps your body make more protein used specifically for your bones and also assists blood clotting. Not to mention Parsley contains high

levels of vitamin C, and of course calcium, something we all know is great for bone health. There’s B vitamins in parsley, too that help to reduce levels of homocysteine which can weaken your bones. It can be hard to know all the vitamins you’re supposed to take in a day. That’s why we made this video “The Ultimate Guide To Every Vitamin Your Body is Starving For”. Make sure you check it out, your body will thank you later. Now back to the 15 health benefits of parsley. #5 Improves Heart Health Your heart loves parsley, even if you don’t. Earlier we talked about how parsley is loaded with antioxidants that can reduce oxidative stress. Well, this helps in the heart department, too. Raw

Powerful Health Benefits Of Parsley 2020
parsley also has high levels of vitamin B and folate. Both of these can prevent the artery walls of the heart from thickening. Folate is heat sensitive, so that’s why it’s important to eat the parsley raw to get these benefits. Parsley also contains potassium which can help to lower blood pressure. Lower blood pressure can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. #6 Keeps your Eyes Healthy Normally you can find things like beta carotene in brightly coloured orange vegetables like sweet potato, or carrots but parsley has it too! It’s also loaded with vitamin A and other carotenoid antioxidants which boosts eye health. Vitamin A can prevent dryness, night blindness and cataracts. These antioxidants

also help protect the retina, and prevents macular degeneration. Not only that, it can help your eyes on the outside, too by reducing puffiness and dark circles, but we’ll get into that more a little later. #7 Protects your Kidneys Your kidneys are vital organs that have many functions. You want to take care of your kidneys and one way to do that is to up your intake of parsley! Research shows that all of those antioxidants found in this wonder herb can help cleanse the kidneys naturally. Parsley is a common ingredient in diuretics for those suffering from painful kidney ailments like urinary tract infections, gallstones, bladder infections and kidney stones...ouch! The roots of parsley in particular are said to be especially helpful in reducing kidney stones. Homeopathic practitioners often use this herb to soothe menstrual cramps, bloating and indigestion as parsley contains chemicals that cause the muscles to contract. #8 Protects You Against Diabetes There’s something in Parsley called

Myricetin which according to lab tests and animal studies can help lower blood sugar and lessen insulin resistance. A study on rats with type 1 diabetes we’re given parsley and it was found that those who ate the herb had more reduction in blood sugar levels and pancreatic function than those who did not. The study also showed that parsley helped reduce inflammation and removed excess fat from the blood. #9 Reduces Arthritis Symptoms When it comes to rheumatoid arthritis it seems parsley is pretty effective. Since parsley is so anti inflammatory that can help with those suffering

Powerful Health Benefits Of Parsley 2020
from arthritis. The vitamin C, beta carotene vitamin A and E are properties in the herb that help control arthritis and reduce arthritic pain. #10 Boosts Immunity Especially in today’s world we all want to give our immune system as much of a boost as possible. Turns out it’s pretty easy with the help of parsley. The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants like vitamin C, A, K, folate, and niacin all do their part to give your immune system a boost. The vitamin A helps out your white blood cells specifically. These are a major part of your body’s defence system. #11 Might Help with Weight Loss We don’t mean a strict diet of parsley or anything, but according to research this herb affects the metabolism, and it can give it a boost. If your metabolism is functioning at its best then it’s easier to lose or keep a healthy weight. Sometimes the body retains fluids and water weight and parsley can

 Powerful Health Benefits Of Parsley 2020

help get rid of that, too as it cleanses the liver and kidneys. #12 Takes Care Of Your Skin Remember when we talked about how parsley can help with dark circles and puffiness under your eyes? Well, it can do a lot more than that. Turns out this herb is good for your skin, too! Because of all the vitamin C in parsley it can help boost the production of collagen which keeps your skin looking youthful. It can also reduce the look of scars or blemishes on the skin. Not to mention it can balance oil production. If your skin’s oil production is out of whack it can cause an acne break out, dry patches or redness. #13 Antibacterial Properties Studies show that when used as an extract, parsley has a significant effect on yeast, mold and infection causing bacteria like the common S. Aureus. Adding it to your food can also yield benefits, as it can stop unwanted bacteria from growing there, too.

Bacteria like listeria and Salmonella which can cause food poisoning if ingested. #14 Relieves Bloating and Gas That’s right, we said GAS! There’s nothing more embarrassing than passing gas in front of friends. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, everybody does it. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want relief, and fast! Luckily parsley can help with this. The root of parsley is said to boost bile production and gastric juices which can kick start your digestive system and helps alleviate gas, constipation indigestion, bloating and even nausea. We mentioned earlier how this herb is popular in homeopathic medicine to help with digestion and, well... flatulence is part of that equation. #15

 Freshens Breath And last but not least, the one thing parsley is actually known for, freshening your breath. If you had a garlicky lunch or perhaps you had a lot of onion in your meal you can count on parsley to the rescue! Just chewing on a sprig of parsley can tie you over until you can brush your teeth. You can add parsley to your diet easily. That’s part of what makes it so great. It’s inexpensive, can be found at most grocery stores or you can try your hand at growing it at home. It’s a fantastic addition to homemade salads, dressings, seafood, grilling meats and more! To keep parsley fresh a little longer, wrap it in a damp paper towel in a container in the fridge. It’s an easy way to keep it watered, after all it is a plant! Do you love or hate parsley? What’s your favourite food to add parsley to? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!