Happy Saturday Everyone,
I hope you had a good week. Myself it has been lots of up’s and downs. We have been so crazy busy both in some good and some bad ways that stress has just been really difficult to keep at bay. So I really try and watch my diet during these times. I want to keep on track and use my food as medicine not just to fill me up or fill a void. I used to reach for big sugary carbs, cocktails, heavy cream based foods, fried foods, pasta, sodas. Those all said comfort to me and a quick fix. I’d feel good for a few minutes than usually feel guilty, bloated and terrible in the morning. This week’s stress came from all sides both personal and business. Life happens right. I was careful to not run for the sugar instead I have eaten mostly plant based, increased my water and kept caffeine at a minimum no alcohol either.
I have been adding one or two beauty foods a day and really noticing how my energy, mood and digestion has stayed level if not gotten better.
Today I wanted to shared how I have added PARSLEY to the roundup, why and some of the benefits it gives. If you’re lucky enough you have some in your summer garden. We don’t but Wegmans is nearby! I love their produce don’t you? One thing I have been paying attention to are anti-inflammatory foods. (INFLAMMATORY FOODS AGE YOU FOLKS) ANTI-INFLAMMATORY=ANTI-AGING!
Parsley in an anti-inflammatory detoxifying herb that freshens breath (thanks to the chlorophyll and antibacterial properties), reduces water retention, supports liver and kidney health, and aids in blood sugar and hormone balance. Hello lover boy – now your talking – that’s a super food to me!
Parsley, like many other fresh herbs, promotes healthy digestion by warding off bad bacteria in the gut. (see leaky gut, clean program etc...) It stimulates the production of anti-aging glutathione in the body, protecting the mitochondria and oxygenating the blood. Nutritionally, parsley is great source of iron, high in vitamin K1 which strengthens healthy blood vessels. I like to add a hand full, stems and all, to my green smoothies, soups and juices for fresh, bright flavor with mega beauty perks! So, say “I DO” to parsley and thank me later!
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Smooches until later,