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    Health Benefits of Parsley To Prevent Cancer & Protect Heart

    Do you know that parsley has health benefits to prevent cancer? Parsley or in latin name called Petroselinum crispum is a plant that contains a lot of iron. Usually suitable for use in foodstuffs such as pizza and spaghetti. Used as an oil, root, and so on.

    The main efficacy parsley leaf is to prevent cancer. Animal studies indicate parsley can prevent tumor formation, especially in the lung. Also known to neutralize carcinogens including those found in cigarette smoke and smoke from charcoal grilling. Parsley includes a rich source of antioxidants and heart protective nutrients, including vitamin C, beta carotene, and folic acid.

    6 health benefits of parsley

    1. Helps prevent cancer: An organic compound called myristicin found in parsley that prevent cancerous tumors from developing in your body. Myristicin also activate enzymes and help neutralize certain harmful compounds that can lead to prostate and colon cancer.

    2. Protect the heart: Our body produces an amino acid called homocysteine ​​that can disrupt the normal functioning of your blood vessels. Parsley contains Vitamin B9 or folate, which prevents homocysteine ​​of who is responsible for cardiovascular disease. The content of the convert homocysteine ​​into simple molecules and thereby protect you from a heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases.

    3. Contains antioxidants: Parsley contains antioxidants that are good for the body. Antioxidants such as, luteolin and flavonoids that help prevent free radicals in the body. Luteloin mentioned also increases the body's metabolism.

    4. As an anti-inflammatory: The content of vitamin C in parsley also act as anti-inflammatory. The content is highly effective in preventing bone problems such as osteoartharitis and pain in the joints of your bones.

    5. Improving immunity: Parsley is also enriched with vitamin A and vitamin C which is an antioxidant that plays a major role in keeping the immune system. Vitamin C enables the production of collagen that helps to protect muscle and connective tissue to help maintain healthy skin. It helps your body to fight the disease more easily and effectively.

    6. Strengthen bones: Parsley contains Vitamin K which is responsible for the synthesis of a protein called osteocalcin that increases your bone density. Thus, parsley helps you to have strong bones and teeth.

    Parsley Nutrition Facts

    Parsley (Petroselinum crispum, Fresh) Nutritional value per 100 g 
    Source: USDA Nutrient data base

    Energy : 36 Kcal 
    Carbohydrates : 6.33 g 
    Protein : 2.97 g 
    Total lipid (Fat) : 0.79 g 
    Dietary Fiber : 3.3 g 
    Water : 87.71 g 
    Total sugar : 0.85 g 

    Folates : 152 µg 
    Niacin : 1.313 mg 
    Riboflavin : 0.098 mg 
    Thiamin : 0.086 mg 
    Vitamin A : 8424 IU 
    Pyridoxine : 0.090 mg 
    Vitamin C : 133 mg 
    Vitamin D : 0 IU 
    Vitamin E : 0.75 mg 
    Vitamin K : 1640 µg 

    Calcium : 138 mg 
    Iron : 6.20 mg 
    Magnesium : 50 mg 
    Phosphorus : 58 mg 
    Zinc : 1.07 mg 
    Sodium : 56 mg 
    Potassium : 554 mg 

    Saturated fatty acids : 0.132 g 
    Monounsaturated fatty acids : 0.295 g 
    Polyunsaturated fatty acids : 0.124 g
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