Parsley is an herb that is usually used for decoration of dishes for centuries. But did you know that it has diuretic properties and that promotes weight loss? Here is a parsley tea recipe with help you eliminate excess fluids from your body.
Parsley: a condiment enjoyed by all
Parsley is used as a condiment in a hashed form, to complement the dishes we cook every day such as fish, marinades, soups, salads, etc. Parsley leaves are rich in vitamin A and C. Parsley root, meanwhile, has diuretic qualities and that is why it is often consumed as a tea, for its detoxifying and purifying properties.
Parsley contains apiol, a phenol compound (antioxidant) and apioside, a flavonoid which has diuretic properties. With its diuretic properties, parsley has a “purifying” effect on the body.
If we consume it every day, why the parsley does not prevent from getting extra kilos?
As we generally tend to consume parsley in small quantities, we can not draw all the medicinal properties of this herb contained in both the rod in the leaves. That is why it must be consumed in larger amounts, for maximum results. Parsley is an herb that is very effective in treating urinary tract infections and other kidney-related diseases and conditions.
Parsley tea recipe invented by an old Bosnian woman to lose weight
A woman weighed 72 kg on Thursday, the day she started cure with parsley tea, and on Saturday, she weighted 1 kilo less.
What happened during those three days?
This lady has practiced a diet rich in fruits and vegetables (rich in water and vitamins) while consuming 1 liter of parsley tea every day. Thanks to its diuretic action, this drink has increased micturition frequency (removal of toxins by frequent urination), which provided a better draining her body and helped eliminate waste. In three days, this lady literally “deflated” as a balloon because the parsley tea stimulated the work of kidneys, reduced water retention phenomenon and improved transit.
Ingredients of parsley tea:
- 5 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 liter of water
How to prepare parsley tea?
Heat the water to boiling. Then, you add the parsley in the water and let stand for 20 minutes. Strain the mixture to remove the parsley residues. Your tea is ready to drink. You can add a little honey (preferably organic) to improve its flavor. You can drink this tea throughout the day to stimulate the cleaning and draining your body, which will promote weight loss process.
The detox benefits of parsley
The kidneys play a fundamental role in the process of removing excess water in the body. This excess fluid, the body does not always manage to eliminate, and it contains harmful substances, dangerous bacteria and dead cells.
Thanks to its diuretic properties, parsley will promote drainage and removal of the excess water. It is also an excellent antioxidant that plays an important role in the process of excretion (urine).
Parsley tea should be drunk in moderation. Be careful to respect the recommended daily dose (not to drink more than 1L daily). A three-day treatment is sufficient to clean and drain your system. Continue these efforts by focusing on a healthy, balanced diet (low in fat and sugar) combined with regular physical activity.