Health Benefits of Lemon & Parsley

Benefits of Lemon

  1. Lemons are alkalizing for the body: Lemons are acidic to begin with but they are alkaline-forming on body fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH.
  2. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds.
  3. Your liver loves lemons: The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile. Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.
  4. The citric acid in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones.
  5. Vitamin C in lemons helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease.
  6. The lemon peel contains the potent phytonutrient tangeretin, which has been proven to be effective for brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.

Benefits of Parsley

Parsley is a pretty little Mediterranean herb that lends a sprinkling of color to your plate. But let’s not think of it as just a garnish—after all, parsley has been around for more than 2000 years, and boasts some time-tested benefits that you should know about.

  1. Parsley is rich in many vital vitamins, including Vitamin C, B 12, K and A. This means parsley keeps your immune system strong, tones your bones and heals the nervous system, too.
  2. It helps flush out excess fluid from the body, thus supporting kidney function. However, the herb contains oxalates, which can cause problems for those with existing kidney and gall bladder problems.
  3. Regular use of parsley can help control your blood pressure. The folic acid in this herb is like a tonic for your heart.
  4. Parsley essential oil, when massaged into the scalp, may reduce hair loss.
  5. Use parsley daily, and you’ll feel relief from joint pain. That’s because the herb has anti-inflammatory properties.
  6. Parsley tea relaxes stiff muscles and encourages digestion.

 

 

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