Health benefits of consuming purslane
During summer season many of us must have come across purslane near our houses. This purslane is green leafy vegetable belonging to family ‘Portulacaceae”. This purslane is seen in places such as Asia, Europe, Africa and Middle East etc and the scientific name is Portulaca oleracea. This is interesting to mention here that leaves, flowers, seeds, stem and more of this purslane are used in beauty products and medicines and more.
What does purslane contains?
Omega 3 fatty acids are more in Purslane than in any green leafy vegetable. There are vitamins A, C, De, E and more in purslane. Purslane has got high fibres and minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium etc..
Various benefits of consuming purslane are
Good for weight loss:
People who want to lose their excess body weights can intake this green leafy vegetable are amazing. The presence of fibres in greeny leafy vegetables gives a whole fullness feeling. Being low in calories intake of purslanes will help in weight loss.
Helps in development of child:
The presence of omega 3 fatty acids in purslane plays the main role. Omega 3 fatty acids lowers development issues such as autism and ADHD more in child.
Treats gastrointestinal issues:
There are many gastrointestinal issues like intestinal bleeding, diarrhoea, dysentry, intestinal bleeding and these issues must be treated by intake of purslane. Presence of many organic compounds in purslane such as malic acid, dopamine, alanine, glucose, citric acid etc does superbly in treating number of intestinal conditions.
Cancer to be prevented:
Many people die these days because of cancer which is the known fact. Presence of vitamin A and C in this green leafy vegetables acts to be as a antioxidant and prevents lunga and oral cancers and more. Betacyanins and betaxanthins present in purslane prevents free radicals causing mutations in healthy cells.
Improvement in vision:
This is one of the main benefits of intake of purslane. Our eye health and vision gets improved due to the presence of vitamin A and beta carotene at this green leafy vegetables. Through eliminating free radicals attacking cells in eyes, intake of purslane prevent macular degeneration and cataract.
Gives strength to bones:
The minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese gives strength and improves the healing process of bones in us. Hence osteoporosis is avoided.