Yeah, you may be scratching your head wondering what food garnish like parsley can do to help. After all, isn’t that all this plant is used for?
Actually, no. Parsley has not been given its due credit. This herb is loaded with vitamins A, B (folate), C and K as well as the minerals iron and potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and a flavonoid (antioxidant) known as quercetin. If that’s not awesome enough, parsley is also natural (and mild) diuretic that can help rid your body of excess fluid in a way that doesn’t deplete your body of important nutrients.
Parsley has also been shown in several research studies, including this one by the Department of Biology at Istanbul University, found that parsley reduced blood glucose levels in diabetic patients. And when glucose levels are healthy, it helps with long-term weight balance by keeping the liver healthy and able to keep the digestive system going strong.
But, parsley is hard to eat, which is why it’s often used as a small garnish.
Due to parsley’s often unpalatable nature, and the fact that benefits come from consuming large amounts, this is where parsley tea comes in.