July 14, 2011
Parsley looks nice as a garnish on the side of your plate. But, have you ever wondered about the benefits of parsley? For one, it supposedly helps to freshen your breath. But did you know that parsley provides plenty of antioxidant power. Further, and more importantly, parsley contains volatile oil components that have been shown to inhibit tumor formation, partiularly in the lungs. You can read more at livestrong.com - an article about parsley juice and lung cancer. The research from the University of Missouri also claims that parsley is an important food to digest if you have breast cancer.
Having said that, I have included a couple of recipes to help you consume more parsley. The first one I found was called
The Body Can Heal Itself Juice
4 Handfuls of Fresh Spinach
1 Handful of Fresh Parsley
4 Sticks of Celery
Juice all ingredients and serve.
This recipe is taken from the The Diva's Guide to Juices and Cocktails available from The Raw Diva Store.
Another recipe I found was from Kalyn's Kitchen
Carrot and Parsley Salad
6 medium sized carrots, peeled, then grated
1 bunch parsley, chopped fine (about 1 cup chopped parsley)
1 1/2 T fresh lemon juice
3 T extra-virgin olive oil
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Peel carrots, then grate coarsely, using a food processor or the large side of a hand grater. Wash parsley, spin dry or dry with paper towels, then chop finely with food process or chef's knife. Put carrots and parsley in mixing bowl.
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