Gastroenterologist Kashuk: parsley supports kidney function, it has a lot of potassium

Gastroenterologist Ekaterina Kashukh spoke about the benefits of greens. It can successfully replace expensive fruits.

Parsley is especially useful. It contains almost three times more vitamin C than oranges. It contains a lot of vitamin K, which helps blood clot and regulates the functioning of blood vessels and the heart. 

Parsley also contains potassium, a mineral that supports the functioning of the kidneys and adrenal glands and strengthens bones, as well as calcium and vitamin A and beta-carotene, which are good for the eyes, the expert noted.

The equally familiar dill contains magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamin C, which speed up wound healing and help strengthen the immune system. Dill helps rid the blood of excess cholesterol. The essential oils contained in dill prevent intestinal cramps.

Green onions contain a lot of vitamin K and potassium, important for the heart and blood vessels, as well as calcium and silicon – they are good for bone health. 

Arugula contains a lot of potassium, magnesium and calcium, as well as folic acid, which is useful for pregnant women and women planning pregnancy.

Thyme (thyme) contains potassium, calcium, manganese, vitamins A, B and C. Its essential oils help treat coughs.

More information about the benefits of parsley:

1. A rich source of vitamin C. Parsley contains high amounts of vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant and helps maintain a healthy immune system, improve wound healing and promote collagen formation.

2. Support bone health. Parsley is rich in vitamin K, which helps absorb calcium and other minerals needed to maintain bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

3. Antioxidant protection. The antioxidants in parsley help protect cells from free radical damage, which reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer.

4. Detoxification of the body. Parsley has diuretic properties and helps cleanse the body of toxins and excess fluid.

5. Improved digestion. Parsley contains a lot of fiber, which helps normalize the digestive process and maintain healthy microflora in the intestines.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.