Friday, March 17, 2017

Fennel Health Benefits

Fennel is a celery-like winter vegetable with an interesting licorice-like flavour and provides an enormous amount of health benefits.

It has been used in many cultures for its medicinal properties. In ancient Chinese medicine, it is used to help with a variety of ailments from congestion to helping increase the flow of breast milk. It can also help with stomach upset, insect bites, or to soothe a sore throat.

Fennel is exceptionally high in fiber, with each bulb providing 7 grams of dietary fiber or 28% of daily needs.

Most people are lacking in fiber intake, consuming only an average of 7 grams per day, therefore adding fennel to your diet could help double your intake!

One bulb also provides you with potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin K, and folate.

It is also a good source of other minerals such as iron, calcium, copper, zinc, and selenium.

Bonus Tip: You can get the benefits of fennel in Cleanse For Life!

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