4 Surprising Effects of Eating Cilantro

1 It may help to prevent the leading killer in the US.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country, and cilantro helps to fight it by raise the body's 'good' HDL cholesterol, even while lowering 'bad' LDL cholesterol.
Not only that, we also suggest that cilantro helps in lowering high blood pressure by acting as a diuretic.
Both high LDL cholesterol and high blood pressure are risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

2 It may help to turn back the clock.
Cilantro is a good source of antioxidants. These antioxidants help to slow the aging process. This includes slowing the visible signs of aging by mopping up free radicals that cause cell damage.
Research shows that cilantro may even help to protect the skin from the sun's harmful rays and protect against photoaging. Of course, this would require regular cilantro intake to consistently get enough antioxidants to make a difference.

3 It may help to fight off diabetes.
Cilantro works so well to lower blood sugar that people who are on blood sugar-lowering medication and people with low blood sugar are warned about cilantro having the same effects.

4 It may help to reduce anxiety.
Along with tea and meditation, there's a new method in town to reduce anxiety.
It seems that cilantro may be a powerful source when in need of a calming effect by helping to reduce anxiety symptoms. This includes heart palpitations, sweating, irritability, chest pain, rapid breathing, and muscle tightening.
Research shows that cilantro increased levels of the body's feel-good/anti-anxiety chemicals, dopamine and noradrenaline, in all brain regions, while the prescription anti-anxiety drug Diazepam increased the same brain chemicals only in the hippocampus.
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