Nobody eats parsley

Parsley

Not long ago my dear friend, genius photographer Alan Mercer, told me about drinking parsley juice. It was, Alan told me, next to miraculous for making your skin look smooth and clear, removing dark circles under the eyes, and giving you an overall feeling of well-being.

Whoa! You mean just plain old green, leafy parsley? That stuff I push aside on my plate? Alan assured me that, yes, that curly herb was really some kind of miracle substance.

Alan’s recipe is simple: take a bunch of parsley, preferably organic, and place it in a quart or so of boiling water. Allow it to boil for 8 minutes or so, take it off the heat, and let it cool. Drink.

It turns out that it’s a pleasant enough drink, either as a hot tea or cold. The best part is I began to notice my skin being more radiant within a couple of days. I’ve only been drinking it for a week or so, but I’m continuing with it. This stuff makes me feel good.

Parsley contains huge amounts of vitamins K, A, and C. I’ve attached some links here and here and here and here.

Please note that the usual disclaimers apply. This is working for me, but it might not work for you. Consult your doctor before trying the parsley drink. There are some side effects, particularly if you are taking blood thinners (vitamin K interferes with them), if you are pregnant (parsley has been used for centuries to induce menstruation and abort pregnancies), and if you have kidney disease (parsley contains oxalates which can aggravate kidney problems) or high blood pressure (it can cause some individuals to retain sodium). All that said, it can’t be more dangerous than some of the prescription drugs like Cialis and Abilify. If you read their listed side effects you would never go near them.

Meanwhile, I’ll keep you posted on this parsley drink. So far, I’m lovin’ it.

Old joke:
What’s the difference between parsley and pussy?
Nobody eats parsley.

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