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PARSLEY HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in GREEN LEAVES VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Name                : Parsley

Cientific Name : Petroselinum crispum

HEALTH BENEFITS:

Because parsley is loaded with antioxidants, parsley health benefits are numerous. It is a powerful weapon against preventing arthritis, and the phytochemicals found in parsley that protect the plant from viruses, bacteria and fungi may decrease the risk of certain cancers, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

1. Controls Rheumatoid Arthritis

Parsley has also been discovered effective against rheumatoid arthritis. Vitamin C and beta-carotene found in parsley possess anti-inflammatory properties which help in controlling arthritis. Regular consumption of parsley is believed to speed up the process of uric acid removal, which has been linked to symptoms of arthritis.

2. Helps with Menstrual Pain and Bleeding

Vitamin K present in parsley help to reduce PMS cramps and other menstrual pains by regulating the function of your hormones. Because vitamin K is a blood clotting vitamin, it helps with excessive bleeding during the menstrual cycle and offer pain relief for PMS symptoms.

Excessive bleeding leads to more cramps and pain during your menstrual cycle. Several research show that vitamin K can help with the symptoms of PMS, the opposite is also true- a vitamin K deficiency will only make these symptoms worse.

3. Needed for Healthy Hair, Skin, and Eyes

Sufficient amount of copper are required for the body to create the natural pigment and texture of the skin, hair, and eyes. Parsley plays a part in the development of melanin, which is responsible for giving our skin its brown color as well as our hair and eyes their unique pigment since parsley consists of considerable amount of Copper.

Research has also shown that copper helps build collagen, which is the substance liable for maintaining skin’s youthful appearance and elasticity. Additionally copper is involved in the production of elastin, a substance found in the connective tissue of skin that keeps skin’s flexibility intact.

4. Treatment of Cancer

Researchers have found that a higher consumption of fresh vegetables and fruits have a link to a decreased risk for numerous types of cancer. Research have also shown that increased consumption of vitamin C is connected with a decreased possibility of cancers of the lungs, mouth, vocal chords, throat, colon, rectum, stomach, and esophagus. Parsley consists of 79.8 mg of vitamin C which is 88.67% of the daily recommended value.

5. Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Parsley has traditionally been used in the Mediterranean region for insect bites, toothaches, bruises, and rough skin. According to initial research conducted at the King Saud University by Al-Howiriny et al., parsley showed anti-inflammatory and anti-hepatotoxicity properties. The anti-inflammatory properties reduce in internal inflammations, while the anti-hepatotoxic properties help to cleanse the liver.(1)

6. Prevents Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are actually crystallized deposits of calcium and other minerals in the human urinary tract. The most common form of kidney stones is oxalate stones. Earlier, it was supposed that high calcium intake or high calcium absorption develops kidney stones, but the newest studies show that high dietary calcium intake decreases the risk of kidney stones significantly. In short, dietary calcium does not cause kidney stones, but the additional calcium present in water results in kidney stones. Other factors like high oxalate consumption from leafy vegetables like kale and spinach, as well as reduced fluid consumption can prove to be a big cause for kidney stones.

7. Diuretic effects

Parsley has been used as a diuretic that helps in controlling numerous diseases such as kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and gallbladder stones. Edema is a medical disorder where a patient retains fluid in the body more than what he or she is supposed to hold under normal circumstances. The body swells because of fluid accumulation. If you are suffering by this condition, a few teaspoons of parsley juice can provide some quick relief. The roots of parsley are also very much useful in counteracting kidney stones. Adding parsley roots to boiling water and drinking it on a daily basis is known to be effective as a general cleanser for the body.

8. Insomnia

Parsley consists of Iron which is useful in treating insomnia in the human body and also improves the sleeping habits and quality of people by regulating their circadian rhythms. Proper red blood cell count can also result in less fluctuation of blood pressure, which can often keep people awake at night.

9. Anti-Diabetic Properties

Parsley was traditionally used as a medicine for diabetes in Turkey. In order to scientifically legalize this claim, research was done at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. The research showed that diabetic rats that were given parsley actually displayed a decrease in their blood sugar levels over a period of a month. The research specifies that parsley can be used for diabetic control.(2)

10. Strengthens the Immune System

The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in parsley are beneficial for strengthening immunity. Vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, and niacin each act on different aspects of the immune system. Vitamin A acts directly on lymphocytes or white blood cells, thus increasing their effect. The chlorophyll contained in parsley has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties as well. Studies have showed that parsley contains antioxidant properties and antibacterial properties, making it an ideal source for various home remedies.(3)

11. Osteoporosis

Parsley is effective for osteoporosis and is helpful in maintaining bone health. Osteoporosis occurs due to exhausted levels of calcium in the bones and also due to an amino acid called homocysteine. This amino acid can be broken down by the intake of folic acid. Due to this aspect, apart from dairy products and vegetables, parsley is regarded as one of the best sources of calcium. It also contains an appropriate amount of folic acid, which may help to break down homocysteine.

12. Protects Eye Health

Parsley consists of 253 µg of vitamin A which is a critical part of the rhodopsin molecule, which is activated when light shines on the retina, and it sends a signal to the brain, which result in vision. Beta carotene, the form of vitamin A found in plants, plays a role in preventing macular degeneration, the leading cause of age-related blindness.

In  an Age-Related Eye Disease Study, people at high risk for the disease who took a daily multiple vitamin that included vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc and copper, had a 25 percent reduced risk of advanced macular degeneration during a six-year period. This proves that regular intake of vitamin is beneficial for better eye health.

13. Pregnancy and Birth Defects

Vitamin B9 is one of the reliable resources for limiting defects during pregnancy and the birth of a child. It is a common situation that pregnant women maintaining a diet deficient of this vitamin are far less likely to deliver a healthy child. The birth defects caused by its deficiency include neural tube defects. Thus, Vitamin B9 rich foods like parsley must be included appropriately to effectively improve the chances of giving birth to a healthy, happy child.

14. Helps With Digestion by Relieving Constipation

Magnesium helps to relax muscles within the digestive tract, including the intestinal wall, which controls your ability to go to the bathroom. Because magnesium helps neutralize stomach acid and moves stool through the intestines, taking magnesium supplements is a natural way to help you poop!

When researchers from the National Institute of Health and Nutrition in Tokyo studied the effects of magnesium in the diet of 3,800 women, low magnesium intake was associated with significant increases in the prevalence of constipation.

MINERALS:

Serving Size: 1 Cup, 60 g

 

Calories 22 Kcal

Calories from Fat 4.23 Kcal

PROXIMITY

AMOUNT

% DV

Water

52.63 g

 

Energy

22 Kc

 

Energy

91 kJ 

 

Protein

1.78 g

3.56%

Total Fat (lipid)

0.47 g

1.34%

Ash

1.32  

 

Carbohydrate

3.8 g

2.92%

Total dietary Fiber

2 g

5.26%

Totar Sugars

0.51 g

 

MINERALS

Calcium, Ca

83 mg

8.30%

Iron, Fe

3.72 mg

46.50%

Magnesium, Mg

30 mg

7.14%

Phosphorus, P

35 mg

5.00%

Potassium, K

332 mg

7.06%

Sodium, Na

34 mg

2.27%

Zinc, Zn

0.64 mg

5.82%

Copper, Cu

0.089 mg

9.89%

Manganese, Mn

0.096 mg

4.17%

Selenium, Se

0.1 µg

0.18%

VITAMINS

WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

0.052 mg

4.33%

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

0.059 mg

4.54%

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

0.788 mg

4.93%

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 

0.24 mg

4.80%

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

0.054 mg

4.15%

Vitamin B9 (Folate)

91 µg

22.75%

Folate, food

91 µg

 

Folate, DEF

91 µg

 

Choline

7.7 mg

1.40%

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)          

79.8 mg

88.67%

FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Vitamin A, RAE

253 µg

36.14%

Vitamin A, IU

5054 IU

 

Beta Carotene

3032 µ

 

Lutein + zeaxanthin

3337 µ

 

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)  

0.45 mg

3.00%

Tocopherol, gamma

0.32 mg

 

Vitamin K (phylloquinone)

984 µg

820.00%

LIPIDS

Fatty acids, total saturated        

0.079 g

 

Myristic acid  14:00(Tetradecanoic acid)

0.005 g

 

Palmitic acid 16:00 (Hexadecanoic acid)      

0.05 g           

 

Stearic acid 18:00 (Octadecanoic acid)         

0.023 g

 

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated0.

177 g

 

Palmitoleic acid 16:1 (hexadecenoic acid)   

0.005 g

 

Oleic acid 18:1 (octadecenoic acid)                

0.172 g

 

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated

0.074 g

 

Linoleic acid 18:2 (octadecadienoic acid)    

0.069 g

 

Linolenic acid 18:3 (Octadecatrienoic acid)

0.005 g

 

Phytosterols

3 mg  

 

AMINO ASIDS

Tryptophan

0.027 g

6.14%

Threonine

0.073 g

4.15%

Isoleucine

0.071 g

4.25%

Leucine

0.122 g

3.30%

Lysine

0.109 g

3.26%

Methionine

0.025 g

 

Cystine

0.008 g

 

Phenylalanine

0.087 g

 

Tyrosine

0.049 g

 

Valine

0.103 g

4.88%

Arginine

0.073 g

 

Histidine

0.037 g

3.00%

Alanine

0.117 g

 

Aspartic acid

0.176 g

 

Glutamic acid

0.149 g

 

Glycine

0.087 g

 

Proline

0.128 g

 

Serine

0.082 g

 

FLAVONES

Apigenin

129.3

 

Luteolin       

0.7

 

FLAVONOLS

Kaempferol

0.9

 

Myricetin

8.9

 

Quercetin

0.2

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