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Even when I was a young child I had a particular fondness for parsley. I distinctly recollect at least several occasions when I was around the age of three or four and attending social events with my family.
This was the seventies when cheese cubes and colored pickled onions on toothpicks were considered in the realm of gourmet cuisine. I would automatically reach for the parsley garnish, which quite amusing to the adults, but to me this was simply what grabbed my attention as being the most delicious food on offer.
Obviously my young instincts had not yet been corrupted and my body knew that parsley was good for me. To this day parsley is still one of my favorite herbs and I enjoy it often in salads, juices, and green smoothies.
Health Benefits of Parsley
- Three times more vitamin C than oranges.
- Very high content of iron.
- Source of omega-3 fatty acids.
- High in antioxidants.
- Boosts immunity.
- Reduces the risk of cancer.
- Activates the antioxidant, glutathione, in the body.
- Improves kidney function.
- Improves digestion.
- Assists with liver detox.
- Improves estrogen balance.
- Nourishes the uterus.
- Natural breath freshener.
So do your body a favor and add some parsley to your morning green smoothie, toss some into a salad or try making quinoa or hemp seed tabouli. Your body will love you for it!