If you're one of those people who would rather pass on the cilantro-infused foods, you may want to reconsider.
Cilantro is low in calories but packs a ton of nutritional power. For instance, cilantro contains high amounts of antioxidants, essential vitamins, fiber and helps lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while raising your HDL (good) cholesterol. Cilantro is most known for its powerful cleansing effects. The chemical compounds within cilantro bind together the toxic metals found in your body's tissues.
Not only can cilantro be used in dips and entrees, but it has also been used for medical purposes. This herb contains antioxidants and oils that can be used as an antispasmodic, for rash relief, and as a digestive aid.
What are the other benefits associated with cilantro?
- Cardiovascular health
- Lowers blood sugar
- Helps treat anxiety (muscle relaxing qualities, helps calm nerves)
- Acts as a digestive aid
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Helps promote weight loss
- Helps remove toxicity in your body
- Stimulates your endocrine glands
- Contains immune-boosting properties
- Helps with insulin secretion and regulates blood sugar
Author Holli Thompson, CHHC, CNHP, joins Dr. Holly to discuss the powerful benefits of cilantro and how you can learn to eat (and enjoy) this herb.