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Parsley: Parsley has long been recognized as a powerhouse food. Extremely rich in vitamin C, parsley also has beta caroteneParsley, folate, iron, potassium, dietary fiber, magnesium, tryptophan and manganese. There are two special types of components present as well. One is volatile oils including myristicin, limonene, eugenol and alpha thujene. Volatile oils, particularily myristicin, have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in lab animals, especially in the lungs. Myristicin also activates the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase that helps detoxify oxidized molecules that can be cancer forming. It is considered a “chemoprotecitive” food. The other compounds found are flavonoids including apinn, apigenin, cristoeriol and luteolin. These flavonoids are antioxidant in nature and help prevent oxygen radical damage to the cells.

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