A diet that includes parsley offers many nutritional benefits which include Vitamin C, iron, Vitamin K, folic acid, Vitamin A, chlorophyll, and Vitamin B-12. Supplementing your diet with parsley has many benefits in addition to the vitamins and nutrients it provides. Parsley helps control appetite, aids digestion, is a natural diuretic, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps prevent anemia and osteoporosis, improves body odor as well as bad breath, and naturally detoxes the body by cleansing the kidneys and and liver. Parsley can be eaten raw, juiced, added as a garnish, baked, boiled, steamed, or easily taken in capsule form as a supplement with your daily vitamin.
The Parsley Diet is the addition of parsley to your daily diet, combined with the creation of new healthy habits to replace unhealthy habits. Try it for one week to see improved energy, better body odor, weight loss, and overall better body health and an enhanced sense of well-being.
Get your parsley and water ready. You will consume a small amount of parsley each morning and drink 1 gallon of water each day. One bunch or parsley will last for one week. You can add parsley to your diet in the raw form, juiced or in a blender drink, or in capsule form. Read Parsley Sources to learn how much to add to your diet, what type to add and to get recipes. Choose what works best for you. Habits that are easy to add to your daily routine are the most likely to stick and be maintained, so select a form of parsley that is best for your lifestyle. For example, parsley capsules are really easy, but juicing is a great way to infuse your daily diet with fresh fruits and vegetables. If you have never juiced you can check out our beginners guide to juicing with juicer reviews and recommendations to get you started.
- 2 tablespoons of parsley leaves or 2 capsules
- 1 gallon of water
- Eat or drink parsley each morning (Parsley Sources for more details and recipes)
- Drink a gallon of water throughout the day
Choose Healthy Habits
Each day you will choose two healthy habits that will replace two unhealthy habits. You can pick new healthy habits each day or you can implement the same ones for the entire week. For those of you doing The Parsley Diet for multiple weeks, you can do two healthy habits this week, and then add one additional healthy habit each week. Eventually you will have replaced multiple old, unhealthy habits with wonderful new healthy habits that will help you succeed in your physical body or weight loss goals and improve your overall health and well-being.
Review the list of Healthy Habits and Unhealthy Habits. Use these as guides for your personal journey to better health. The habits we are focusing on involve your diet as well as physical movement, so they are about food and exercise. Choose from the lists below or come up with your own habits you would like to work on. Share your Healthy and Unhealthy Habits you are working on below in the Comments section. We would love to hear how you intend to improve yourself during The Parsley Diet. Remember, this is not a diet that is restrictive and about giving your favorite things up. If you feel deprived you will be unhappy. This plan is a way to improve your diet by replacing the unhealthy actions and habits in our lives with new, better and healthier options. This is a chance to revitalize your life and feel better about yourself.
Healthy Habits (choose 2 daily)
- Drink the juice of half a lemon in a glass of water each morning for a daily detox
- Eat an extra serving of fruit/vegetables
- Take a probiotic for improved gut health
- Meditate for 5 minutes to lower stress levels
- Exercise for 20 minutes: run, walk, lift weights, swim, yoga, etc to burn more calories
- Prep healthy meals for tomorrow so you make good choices
- Have a serving of lean protein with each meal
- Keep a food journal
- Share in the comments your healthy habits and we will add them to the list! 🙂
Unhealthy Habits (choose 2 daily)
- No processed sugar
- No alcohol
- Limit screen time (phone, TV, video games, etc)
- Don’t snack after dinner
- No soda or diet beverages
- No snacking between meals
- Share the unhealthy habits you are replacing and we will add them to the list! Let’s do this together!
You will feel better, smell better, and lose weight within a week if you supplement your diet with parsley each morning and create new healthy habits to replace your old unhealthy habits. The plan is simple, so decide now that you are ready to change for the better. Start fresh today!