parsley

Parsley & Breast Health

You’ve probably heard that parsley is a great breath freshener (if not, now you know!), but recent research at the University of Missouri has shown that apigenin, a compound found in parsley, could prevent and slow the growth of breast tumors. Apigenin is most prevalent in parsley and celery, but it’s also found apples and oranges. So now there’s another good reason not to leave that green garnish lying lonely on your plate!

Quick Tip: Better Breath

Next time you’re out to eat, you might want to think twice about leaving that parsley on your plate. It’s not just a pointless garnish, eating it following a meal is actually the perfect way to freshen your breath sans a toothbrush. Thanks to parsley’s high chlorophyll content is is known to be a great natural cure for bad breath. The chlorophyll it contains is detoxifying, antibacterial, and deodorizing – quite the combination!

We had some friends over this weekend and I oddly offered them a glass of water and few sprigs of fresh parsley. I was just being silly, but they both ate all of the sprigs and even seemed to enjoy it to some degree. I think it definitely made their brief visit more memorable and now they’re in on this natural remedy, as are you!

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