Believe it or not, parsley actually contains twice as much iron compared to spinach!! Yep, this under-dog herb is packed with an amazing wealth of nutrients, so the next time you think of simply using it as a garnish....think bigger!!
Parsley is rich in vitamins C, K and A, which help to promote bone strength and as an anti-inflammatory, parsley can help with the management of arthritis. This antioxidant rich herb also aids digestion and can provide relief from stomach cramps, bloating and other gastric concerns. The volatile oils contained work as an antiseptic and anasthetic, so the next time you have a sore gum, or any bites or stings, gently rub a bit of parsley on the area and that should help to naturally numb you up!!!
Parsley can be infused in hot water to make a soothing tea/tonic. I tend to have a mix of parsley and lemon, which helps to balance the flavour.
Today's juice recipe is taken from Lizard Earle (author of The ultimate guide to juicing).
Wheat grass powder (we will be looking more at powdered greens next week!)