Cilantro doesn’t just give food a good aroma and flavor, it’s also nutritious. Studies show that this popular herb has powerful healing properties most people are not aware of.
Luckily, cilantro can be used in different foods like salsa, guacamole, curries, soups, and so on. Well, here’s what will happen when you start cooking with cilantro regularly.
Remove toxic metals in the body
Some of the metals in our tissues like mercury, lead, and aluminum cause hormonal imbalances, heart disease and infertility. Cilantro can get rid of these metals and detoxify the body.
Note that antibiotics are known to cause heavy metals accumulation in the body.
This study shows that cilantro is as effective as anti-anxiety drugs. It will also help you sleep better since it increases calmness.
Lower blood pressure
Cilantro contains potassium which helps regulate sodium levels and lower blood pressure.
Prevent oxidative stress
Research also shows that cilantro reduces oxidative stress due to its strong antioxidant properties. Oxidative stress has been linked to Alzheimer’s, cancer, arthritis, heart disease and more.
Prevent cardiovascular disease
For one thing, cilantro lowers blood pressure which can cause different heart conditions. It also reduces bad cholesterol which consequently improves heart health.
Cilantro prevents diabetes because it lowers blood sugar levels and regulates cholesterol levels.
Prevent and fight colon cancer
According to research, cilantro reduces toxins in the colon because it enhances excretion of sterol compounds and bile. Regulating cholesterol levels also helps cleanse the colon.
Prevent food poisoning
Cilantro has antibacterial properties that fight food poisoning and other food and water born diseases.
Reduce stomach upsets
Cilantro can eliminate digestive problems like bloating, stomach cramps, heartburn, and indigestion. It does this by helping the body break down food.
Keep urinary tract health
Cilantro’s antibacterial properties protect the urinary tract from infections. Adding it to smoothies can help fight any infections you may already have.