If you follow my blog, you’ll notice how much I rave about making some of the ‘best’ recipes out there. Call me arrogant or pedantic, but I think I’m a pretty good cook–especially since I haven’t been trained formally.
In light of yesterday’s post about palm oil, I decided to create a recipe that used this awesome ingredient. And because it’s FINALLY starting to warm up, I thought I’d make use of one of my favorite spring/summer ingredients: cilantro!
The Beauty of Cilantro
Did you know cilantro can literally release your inner beauty and glow? It’s one of my favorite herbs to use not only because of its fresh flavor, but also because it poses many health benefits! Benefits of cilantro include:
- Removing Heavy Metals–Cilantro is one of the best herbs to remove heavy metals and toxins from the bodies. It is specifically great for removing mercury from the blood. I add cilantro to smoothies, sauces, and all sorts of other dishes to reap the benefits.
- Aids in Digestion–Cilantro and ginger are long known to help ease digestion ailments and problems. Cilantro can provide a cooling effect to the digestion tract, settling even the worst upset stomachs. I drink cilantro tea frequently when experiencing nausea from my Crohn’s disease, and it works like a charm!
- Boosts Immunity–Rich in antioxidants, cilantro is a great food for boosting immunity and fighting disease. It also helps fight back against free radicals that could potentially damage DNA and lead to all sorts of health problems.
Remember, you don’t need to eat copious amounts of cilantro to reap the benefits. Sneak just a few tablespoons into an omelette, fresh salsa, a smoothie, or tomato sauce for added flavor and nutrients!