Written By Admin
Monday, July 18, 2016
Parsley contains a great amount of vitamins A and C, antioxidants and chemical named apigenin. This helps to prevent growth of cancer, found by several studies. Parsley also has effects on improving the health of your heart and lowering high blood pressure.
A Rich Source of Anti-Oxidant Nutrients
Flavonoids in parsley function as anti-oxidants that can mix with highly oxygen-containing molecules and help prevent oxygen – based damage to cells. Except volatile oils and flavonoids, parsley also contains vitamin C and it is incredible source of vitamin A ( pro-vitamin A carotenoid, beta-carotene.
Parsley for a Healthy Heart
Parsley is a good source of folic acid, one of the most important B vitamins. While it plays numerous roles in the body, one of its most critical roles in relation to cardiovascular health is its necessary participation in the process through which the body converts homocysteine into benign molecules. Homocysteine is a potentially dangerous molecule that, at high levels, can directly damage blood vessels, and high levels of homocysteine are associated with a significantly increased risk of heart attack and stroke in people with atherosclerosis or diabetic heart disease. Enjoying foods rich in folic acid, like parsley, is an especially good idea for individuals who either
Enjoying foods rich in folic acid, like parsley, is an especially good idea for individuals who either have, or wish to prevent, these diseases. Folic acid is also a critical nutrient for proper cell division and is therefore vitally important for cancer-prevention in two areas of the body that contain rapidly dividing cells—the colon, and in women, the cervix.
How to select: Choose bright green leaves that show no sign of wilting.
How to store: Rinse and wrap in a paper towel and then a plastic bag. Refrigerated it will last for a week. You can freeze parsley! Just clean, chop and let dry; then put in little baggies and seal.
Matches well with: chicken, eggplant, eggs, fish, mushrooms, mussels, pasta and much more…