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Purifying Parsley Juice: Juicing Parsley for Energy and Metabolism

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Ah, parsley. We all know this little herb – you’ve seen the pretty green leaf elegantly perched atop your main dish or fished it out of your soup at the Mediterranean restaurant you visited last week. But, full of the vitamins and minerals your body needs, parsley is far more than a decoration.

Anemia, or iron deficiency, is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States today, but just 100 grams of parsley provides a full 77% of your recommended daily allowance.  If you’ve been suffering from chronic tiredness or feeling mentally sluggish, be aware that those are some of the more common symptoms of iron deficiency.  Try adding some parsley into your juice recipes and get first-hand experience of the energy boost the little herb provides!

Parsley also contains enormous amounts of vitamin K, 1640 µg per 100 grams. This vitamin promotes healthy blood clotting functions and is has also been shown beneficial to bone health.

The antioxidant zea-xanthin, another phytonutrient in which parsley is rich, has been shown to prevent age related macular degeneration and protect the eyes from ultra-violet light.

Another antioxidant contained in parsley, apigenin, is a flavonoid which relaxes the central nervous system, lowering high blood pressure. Apignenin also boosts the immune system and is being studied for possible effects on cancer.

Parsley is also rich in energy-boosting B vitamins, which are important for metabolism. Folic acid, one of those B vitamins, has been shown to prevent  birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. Adequate consumption of folic acid by expectant mothers in early pregnancy has been shown to decrease the incidence of spina bifida and other neural tube defects by 70%. There’s no better way to make sure you’re getting your B vitamins and folic acid than with a tall glass of parsley-added fresh juice!

Benefits of Parsley Juice Include…

  • Protects your eyes: Parsley contains phytonutrients shown to prevent macular degeneration as well as the protect eyes from UV light.
  • Relief for high blood pressure, through the action of apigenin
  • Relief for anemia or iron deficiency, through rich stores of iron
  • Promotion of bone health, through an immense payload of vitamin K
  • Boosts the immune system, through the action of apingenin
  • Rich in B Vitamins: The B vitamins – B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 – play essential roles in everything from keeping us energized throughout the day to promoting healthy skin and hair. These important vitamins are also crucial for preventing memory loss, migraines, as well as supporting the growth and development of the fetus during pregnancy.
  • Protection against birth defects (specifically, neural tube defects and some heart conditions)
  • Possible anti-cancer protection

Best Parsley Juice Recipes

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