Bok Choy Benefits: Weight Loss, Antioxidants & Nutrients


Nutritional Properties of Bak ChoiBok choy is one of, if not the most popular vegetable to cook with in China, yet still not widely used in America.

Very low in calories but high in many health-promoting nutrients, bok choy is a green superfood well worth using more of in your daily cooking.

What Is Bok Choy?

Originally from China where it has been cultivated for centuries, bok choy is now grown for the US market, predominantly in California and Alberta in Canada.

While it is a member of the cabbage family, it doesn’t really look like one. The shape is closer to a celery, with thick white stalks and dark green rounded leaves.

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How to Use Parsley for Dark Circles Under the Eyes


Dark Circles under the eyes ParsleyMost people have some discoloration of the delicate skin under their eyes to varying degrees, particularly after a long day or big night out. But for many of us this is a more persistent problem.

There are many potential causes of dark circles under the eyes. While some people may have a genetic disposition, more commonly they are caused by lack of sleep, stress, eating unhealthy junk food, excess alcohol, menstruation for women, smoking, sinusitis and poor circulation to this area of the face.

Dark circles under the eyes and not a great thing to wake up to in the mirror in the morning but there is a natural treatment can help.

Crushed parsley, applied topically, is a simple remedy for skin discoloration and puffiness, that you can easily make and use at home.

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A Parsley Face Mask for Acne, Dark Spots and Discolored Skin


Parsley facial treatmentParsley is well known for its skin lightening properties that can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolored skin on your face. It is also a beneficial acne treatment, particularly when used fresh.

Some commercial products trumpet the addition of parsley extract in their formulas. But why pay exorbitant prices for minuscule amounts, when you can easily make a parsley face mask at home for a fraction of the cost and at much greater strength and effectiveness?

Homemade Dark Spots and Acne Face Mask with Parsley, Honey and Lemon

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Parsley Juice for Kidney Cleansing and Liver Detoxification


Green juiceParsley juice is a potent and concentrated version of all the nutrition in the herb, including a rich array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, chlorophyll and volatile oils.

Some of the best known parsley juice benefits include kidney cleansing and liver detoxification.

Ahead are two special recipes for using parsley as a natural kidney treatment and liver healer.

The first is a powerful parsley juice with a combination of natural ingredients for effective detox and cleansing.

The second is a great tasting parsley, cucumber and watermelon smoothie that is especially good for flushing your kidneys of toxins.

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7 Benefits of Parsley for Hair, Skin, Eyes and Digestion


Parsley Benefits

Parsley is a superfood well worth eating a lot more of, particularly if you’d like to live longer and lower your risk of serious diseases.

If you’re young and care more about your appearance, parsley can help here too, with powerful nutrients for better skin, preventing acne and encouraging healthy hair growth.

Parsley is also a natural digestive aid, detoxifier and internal cleanser, immune booster and can even make you smell better.

Here are 7 beneficial effects of parsley to show just how good it is for you and why you should have it in your meals more often.

1. Aids Digestion

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How to Use Papaya Seeds for Parasites


Pawpaw parasitesIntestinal parasites are a far more common problem than most people realize. They are also notoriously difficult to diagnose due to the wide variety of symptoms that can result from a parasitic infection.

Some, but by no means all of these symptoms can include bloating and excessive gas, frequent diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, extreme fatigue, an increasing number of allergies and poor general immunity with regular sickness.

The seeds from papaya fruit have strong anthelmintic and antiamoebic properties. This means they kill intestinal worms and other parasitic organisms in your digestive system and using papaya seeds for parasites has proven to be very effective.

Papaya Seeds and Honey Parasite Cleanse

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Eating Papaya Seeds for Digestive Health


Papaya Seeds for Digestive HealthYou can eat papaya seeds and they are highly beneficial for detoxification, reducing inflammation, controlling bad bacteria, yeasts and parasitic organisms and particularly for improving your digestive system.

This page will focus on how to use papaya seeds, as well as new papaya seed powder, with dosage instructions for each and a special way to take them to minimize side effects.

Also ahead, the easiest way to get and store papaya seeds for regular use, how to dry them and preparation suggestions for using the seeds from papaya fruit for better health.

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7 Potent Benefits of Papaya Seeds


Uses for papaw seedsWhile most people throw them away, papaya seeds are not only edible, small amounts of them in your diet can be very good for you.

Keep in mind though that chewing half a teaspoon of the seeds is not like eating papaya fruit. They have a strong flavor — like a cross between mustard and black peppercorns.

If you can handle that, ahead are 7 powerful papaya seed benefits, potential precautions and the best ways to use them as a natural remedy for health problems.

1. Papaya Seeds for Parasitic Infections

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7 Papaya Enzyme Side Effects & Warnings


Green papayaWhile there are many positives to eating papaya fruit, there are also some potential papaya enzyme side effects and warnings to be aware of.

This is particularly the case with regards to the green unripe fruit, papaya seeds, papaya leaf and papain enzyme digestive supplements like this.

Let’s have a look at 7 of the most common side effects of papain papaya enzyme and in what situations and conditions it would be best to avoid using it. Continue Reading

How Papaya Enzyme Benefits Digestion


Papaw enzymeWhile eating fruit after a meal isn’t generally recommended as it can have a negative effect on your digestion, papaya is one of the few exceptions

Papaya fruit is a rich source of valuable proteolytic enzymes, such as papain, that can greatly aid in the digestive process. This is especially true of meals that contain meat or other concentrated forms of protein.

However, as this page will show, papaya enzyme can have many other benefits and may have an even more important role to play when taken on an empty stomach.

Protein Digestion and Papaya Enzymes

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