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5 Health Benefits of Fennel

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If you like to experiment with food and flavors, chances are fennel has made it into your kitchen. Or perhaps you’ve only tasted it via restaurant meals.  Very popular in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, fennel is great for soups, salads and sautes, with it’s crunchy texture and appealing, almost celery-like appearance. But did you know that fennel also offers an array of health benefits?

Let’s take a closer look:

Blood Pressure: Loaded with potassium, fennel helps reduce high blood pressure. This strong boost of potassium and electrolytes also encourages strong brain function.

Constipation: High in fiber, fennel helps move food through the bowel while also stimulating bile and gastric juices, working as a natural, effective laxative for those who suffer from constipation.                 fennel

Immune System: Just one serving of fennel offers a huge shot of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system, helps fortify skin cells and protects you from free radicals that can damage and weaken the body.

Heart Disease: Managing a healthy cholesterol level is essential to healthy bodies and the prevention of heart disease. Fennel assists the body in doing exactly that.

Indigestion: Fennel helps stimulate the digestive tract, which helps the body break down food and assimilate the nutrients. It also helps reduce inflammation within the stomach and intestines, leading to a healthier digestion.

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Author: eat.clean.health.

Jodi Geigle is a board certified nutrition and wellness professional highly experienced in nutrition counseling, wellness program creation, effective client behavior modification, corporate wellness and large scale team leadership with an emphasis in operations, technology and start up culture. Jodi has been featured in Women's Running, Active.com and MindBodyGreen.

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