Parsley is a Mediterranean flowering plant. Its extract has a ton of health benefits, which is why it is a popular ingredient for supplement manufacturing.
It has long been used for reducing symptoms of certain health problems, including allergies, inflammatory diseases, and high blood pressure.
1. Highly Nutritious
Parsley packs more nutrients than you may think, as half a cup (30 grams) of it contains:
- 1 gram of fiber
- 2 grams of carbs
- 1 gram of protein
- Almost 1 gram of fat
- 108% of the DRI (Daily Recommended Intake) of vitamin A
- 547% of the DRI of vitamin K
- 53% of the DRI of vitamin C
- 4% of the DRI of potassium
- 11% of the DRI of folate
As you can see, parsley is loaded with vitamin K — which is essential for proper blood clotting and bone health. It is also rich in vitamin A and C — both of which have a boatload of benefits.
But perhaps the most impressive thing about parsley is that even though it is loaded with so many nutrients, it is still a relatively low-calorie food.
2. Rich In Powerful Antioxidants
In case you didn’t know already, antioxidants are compounds that help prevent cellular damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.
Parsley is packed with powerful antioxidants, including:
- Vitamin C
According to multiple studies, flavonoids can help reduce your risk of suffering from colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and certain heart diseases.
Furthermore, higher intake of carotenoids have been directly linked to reducing risk of certain types of cancer, including lung cancer. (1)
Lastly, vitamin C can reduce inflammation, boost immunity, and prevent several chronic diseases thanks to its strong antioxidative properties.
3. Supports Bone Health
As you may know, your bones need appropriate amounts of vitamins and minerals to stay strong and healthy.
Parsley is loaded with vitamin K, which helps your body build stronger bones by supporting growth of bone-building cells called osteoblasts.
Vitamin K also activates certain proteins that increase bone mineral density — which helps build stronger bones that are less likely to get fractured.
During this study, researchers found out that taking vitamin K supplements daily can lower risk of fractures by 22%.
According to recent reports, most people don’t meet their daily requirements of vitamin K. So if you want to increase your vitamin K intake, then you should add parsley to your diet.
Health Issues Associated With Parsley Deficiency
Consuming parsley daily can significantly reduce your risk of suffering from:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Certain cancer types
- Certain heart disease types
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Daily Recommended Intake
An ideal dose of parsley is individual-based. It is determined by the following factors:
- User’s age
- User’s health
- The condition the user is trying to treat
Currently, the amount of scientific data available is not enough to determine the daily recommended intake of parsley for the average individual.
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