What is useful cilantro for the body

Cilantro, perhaps, divides people into two camps: there are those who consider this green a wonderful addition to food, and

those who don't like it at all. Nutritionists also told how this herb can be useful. Discuss

According to experts, cilantro helps fightheart disease, increasing the level of "good" cholesterol in the body and reducing the level of "bad". Citing research, they say cilantro may even help protect skin from harmful sun rays and prevent premature aging.

One study published in the BritishJournal of Nutrition, cilantro has also been shown to stimulate an enzyme that removes sugar from the blood and has insulin-like activity. And this green is credited with a calming effect, reducing the symptoms of anxiety. Finally, cooking with cilantro seeds reduces the level of heterocyclic amines in fried beef patties. These by-products are associated with an increased risk of cancer.

News stories cannot be equated with a doctor's prescription. Before making a decision, consult a specialist.