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America Now Wellness Expert Peggy Hall says parsley is more than just a garnish - it's a nutritional powerhouse!

Parsley is a versatile herb that's often dismissed as nothing more than a garnish before being thrown away. It has numerous medical benefits, including both heart and immune system health.

It's often overlooked as just a garnish, but parsley is packed with vitamin A and vitamin C, which are needed for a strong immune system. It also contains something called vitamin K, which helps to lower your risk for heart disease because it's great for your blood vessels.

Parsley is also packed with antioxidants and cancer-fighting compounds.

And did you know the chlorophyll, which gives parsley the green color, counteracts the compounds that cause bad breath?

"I also like to add a handful of parsley to my morning smoothie for an extra nutritional boost," says Peggy. "You can add it to your soups or your salads. One cup only contains about 20 calories and it has two grams of protein."

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