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Food Source: Parsley
Benefits of Parsley
- Vaginal health
- UTI prevention
What is Parsley?
Parsley is a herb that we’ve all probably encountered sprinkled on top of pasta, risottos and stews, adding vibrant colour and a bitter, peppery taste. However, did you know it is also very good for you and provides excellent nutritional value along with other health benefits?
Parsley’s main benefits are for your kidneys. The kidneys filter all the toxins and waste products from bodily processes out of your blood and into your urine, preventing the build-up of harmful substances and maintaining a healthy balance of water, salts and minerals. Parsley is a natural diuretic, which means that it increases the production of urine. This cleanses the kidneys, helping them to reduce the build-up of harmful toxins and the presence of pathogens in the body. You may also enjoy ‘What colour should your urine be?’.
The diuretic effect of parsley makes it a potential natural remedy for UTIs. UTIs start with bacteria entering the urinary tract through the urethra and then the bladder. The most common bacterial culprit is E.coli which attaches itself to the interior surface of the urinary tract and bladder. Parsley helps to flush out the urinary tract, removing harmful bacteria such as E.coli and helping to protect the bladder, urinary tract and vagina.
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