food as medicine
Everyday, science teaches us something new about the benefits of the various chemicals found in plants. Many common herbs and spices have powerful health benefits. As we move forward we will explore more herbs.
Both parsley and cilantro contain compounds that help enhance elimination of toxic heavy metals. Heavy metals are known to interfere with normal cellular function by blocking enzymes that help to drive normal processes. Over time, this interference can damage tissues. Including cilantro or parsley in your daily routine can help eliminate mercury from fish and coal emissions, cadmium from air pollution and cigarette smoke and aluminum from antiperspirants and antacids. Since most fish is particularly high in mercury, adding parsley or cilantro to a side salad is an effective way to reduce mercury absorption. In addition, studies have demonstrated cilantro’s powerful ability to help regulate blood sugar, lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and raise “good” HDL cholesterol.by