Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I honestly didn't know until five years or so ago that humans have parasites. It had never occurred to me and the topic is so abominable that I won't even let myself think about it too much and I will not write in detail about this horrible plague on mammals, but I have done lots of research on the topic and began to include anti-parasitic foods into my family's regular diet shortly after hearing this information. We have tried actual herbal parasite cleansing systems in the past, but I still try to include foods that are believed to eliminate parasites from the system.
Parsley is one of the foods that help eliminate and prevent infection, so is garlic and coconut oil. I use fresh parsley like greens in the summer when my garden is overflowing with tall parsley bunches that look more like bright green shrubs, I grow them so closely together. The strong flavor takes a little getting used to but the added health benefits are worth it.
My hummus http://edibletapestry.wordpress.com/category/vegetarian-dishes/hummus-vegetarian-dishes/ is made from garbanzo beans and contains raw garlic. Beans contain fiber which helps scrub the intestines clean which aids in parasite cleansing. Garlic is a natural anti-parasitic food. So, indeed, my lunch was a form of "hummicide" and now that I and my family will be spending more time outside with the weather warming up, more frequent forms of "hummicide" will help us stay bug free and healthy.
2 cups spring mix
1 whole tomato, large dice
3 T green bell pepper, small dice
1/4 green onions sliced thinly
1/2 c. fresh, Italian flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup hummus http://edibletapestry.wordpress.com/category/vegetarian-dishes/hummus-vegetarian-dishes/
3 T wheat germ
3 slices fresh pineapple on the side.
Posted by Small Town Hoe'r at 12:31 PM