Cilantro Bursting with Health Benefits

Cilantro Bursting with Health Benefits

And tasty

Cilantro
is a tiny, unassuming herb with huge benefits to your health. Its popularity as
a cooking ingredient spans the globe and doesn’t let you down when it comes to
flavor. Pungent and versatile, it’s used the world over in such dishes as
guacamole, salsa, noodle recipes, curries and chimichurri sauces.

 

Cilantro is Vitamin and
Mineral Packed

 

Most
of cilantro’s nutritive value comes from minerals including calcium, zinc,
potassium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium, but it’s also known for being a
source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. It can be used instead of salt to impart
a boost of citrusy flavor to a multitude of culinary delights.

The
leaves and seeds of the cilantro plant contain the most health value. After the
plant flowers and produces its seeds, the leaves become even more intense in
flavor. You can use the seeds to flavor pickles, breads, sausages and much
more.

 

Cilantro Compares to
Valium for Reducing Anxiety and Improving Sleep

 

Among
cilantro’s many health benefits is that it is low in saturated fats and
contains almost no calories. Just a little cilantro goes a long way to
improving your sleep and anxiety issues.

 

A
recent study showed that it can reduce anxiety levels much the same as the
prescription drug, Valium – and without the harmful side effects.

 

Helps Eliminate Harmful
Toxic Elements from the Body

 

Arsenic,
aluminum and other harmful heavy metals that we absorb unwittingly in our diets
can become embedded in our tissues and contribute to many maladies such as
infertility, heart disease, neurological problems and an imbalance of hormones.

 

Cilantro
acts to bind these toxic elements and then helps to eliminate them entirely
from the body.

 

 

Cilantro Contains Antioxidants
to Protect Against Free Radicals

 

Such
degenerative diseases as macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s Disease may also
be helped by the cilantro herb and the powerful antioxidants it contains. The
herb’s antioxidant properties are led by the flavonoid component, quercetin,
which protects against the devastating damage caused by free radicals.

 

Natural Skin Irritation
and Antihistamine

 

Use
cilantro as a remedy for such skin irritations as sunburn, hives and poison
ivy. Because of its inherent antihistamine properties, it can help the prevent
the immune system from improperly responding to allergens.

 

Reduces The Onset of
Diabetes

 

High
blood sugar levels have become a major concern throughout the population of the
western world. Cilantro helps the liver function properly and thereby maintain
balanced blood sugar. Scientific research indicates that using cilantro more
widely in the food we consume would reduce the incidence of diabetes.

 

Balances Alkalinity

 

Antibacterial
compounds abundant in cilantro help prevent urinary tract infections by
providing a healthy alkaline setting and may also lessen annoying and painful
symptoms if a UTI (urinary tract infection) does present itself.

 

Cilantro
has been used for generations as a healing agent and for adding flavor to many
dishes. The seeds of cilantro have been found in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
and were also found sprinkled throughout Tutankhamen’s tomb. The ancient
civilizations loved this wonder herb.

 

If
this is an herb that you don’t regularly use, hopefully this has motivated you
to learn more on how you can grow and store it successfully, and how it can be
used in recipes to provide the ultimate in health benefits for you and your
family.

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Rod Stone
Author,
Publisher and Supplier of Healthy Living information and products to improve
your life.

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