I love Cilantro. I love it in a salad, with my guacamole or juiced with lime, kale and carrot.
Consuming it comes with lots of great health benefits so you should consider adding it to some of your favorite dishes!
You can grow cilantro indoors all year round to ensure you always have a fresh supply.
Here are some benefits of including it in your diet:
- Some studies suggest that increasing consumption of plant foods like cilantro decreases the risk of obesity, overall mortality, diabetes, and heart disease while promoting healthy skin and hair, increased energy, and overall lower weight.
- Some of the acids present in cilantro, like linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) are very effective in reducing the cholesterol levels in the blood.
- Cilantro contains vitamin K and small amounts of folate, potassium, manganese, and choline, as well as the antioxidants beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin.
- Cilantro has been found to suppress lead accumulation in rats, which has led to its recent use in many “detoxification” juices and drinks.
- As a rich source of calcium, cilantro is of great value for people who want to protect the integrity of their bones.
- Cilantro is a natural stimulant, and it regulates proper secretion from the endocrine glands. This can help regulate proper menstrual cycles and reduce the associated pain during a woman’s period.
- It is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, which prevents vision disorders, macular degeneration and it reduces strain and stress on the eyes.
- May help improve sleep quality
- Has been examined and described to have a blood-sugar lowering effect.