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PARSLEY is known for containing massive levels of Vitamin K -over 500% of the current USDA recommendation for intake in a half-cup serving. Vitamin K is important in the prevention of bone thinning and osteoporosis. (NIH, 2016)
Vitamin K is known as the ‘clotting vitamin’, so patients on blood clotting medicines and blood thinners should consult with their physician before consuming Vitamin K-containing foods, as you want to maintain a fairly steady level daily. This is important information for people that regularly eat mega-doses of parsley, found in traditional Mediterranean foods such as tabbouleh.
(See our recipes for a fabulous 3-bean salad with parsley.)
It’s rare to have a deficiency in Vitamin K, your microbiome is rich in fabulous bacteria that have mastered the production of it, but occasionally there could be an issue with absorption.
For those without concern of clotting, parsley offers copious amounts of antioxidants, as well as other incredible health components, which are known to have a positive correlation in the fight against cancerous tumors. (Cai…et al., 2013) Eating parsley has a marked reduction on the harmful effects of ingested carcinogens, such as the char-marks on grilled foods. Neutralizing free radicals from carcinogens and other oxidative compounds can help reduce risk of heart disease, fight inflammatory arthritis, and diminish joint pain.
For delicious recipes including parsley, click ‘parsley’ on the home page of www.dixiethyme.com
National Institutes of Health and Human Services. (2016). Vitamin K Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. Retrieved from https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminK-HealthProfessional/
Cai, X., Lu, W., Yang, Y., Yang, J., Ye, J., Gu, Z., … Cao, P. (2013). Digitoflavone Inhibits IκBα Kinase and Enhances Apoptosis Induced by TNFα through Downregulation of Expression of Nuclear Factor κB-Regulated Gene Products in Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e77126. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0077126
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