Superfood Spotlight: Cilantro
What You Should Know: One of the world’s oldest herbs, this leafy superfood (also known as coriander) is featured in the culinary traditions of Latin American, India and China. With the ability to enhance the flavor of almost any dish coupled with a multitude of health benefits from blood sugar stabilization to antibacterial properties throw this spicy herb in everything!
Why You Should Try It: We know, we know – cilantro is one of those polarizing love-it-or-hate-it herbs. But if you’re not on Team Cilantro, you might want to consider switching sides. It is extremely dense in phytonutrients, which are responsible for its ability to lower blood sugar, increase insulin production, and decrease LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. A rich source of magnesium and iron, it can also improve sleep, protect against Salmonella and relieve hormonal mood swings. But cilantro’s biggest claim to fame? Its incredible ability to cleanse your body of toxic metals. The chemical compounds in cilantro bind to and loosen toxic metals from the body’s tissues – which is why it is so successful at healing those who suffer from mercury poisoning.
Let’s Get Together: Cilantro is one of those simple superfoods that anyone can grow themselves, from urban apartment-dwellers to green-thumbed goddesses! But if you’re looking to absorb the nutritional benefits of cilantro ASAP, we recommend one of Pressed Juicery‘s newest green juices: Greens 5 and 6. Welcome to the family 5 and 6!