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Fennel vegetable Health Benefits

Fennel bulb is a vegetable that has a sweet taste with crunchiness that makes it refreshing when eaten raw or when used in salads or salsas. Since fennel is rich in iron and histidine, it serves as a good natural remedy for anaemia. The production of haemoglobin is increased as a result of the consumption of food containing iron.

 

The high content of vitamin C, flavonoids and essential oils in fennel bulb all provide synergistic healing properties for the prevention of cancer.

 

The diuretic property of fennel helps in the removal of toxic substances from the body through frequent urination.

 

Thus, it helps to reduce inflammation that causes rheumatism and swelling. As fennel is an emmenagogue, it helps regulate the hormonal action in the female body, easing menstruation flow.

 

Fennel is also rich in potassium, with about 360 milligrams per cup. That’s more potassium than a cup of milk or broccoli.

 

Researchers recommend that adults get about 1,600 to 2,000 milligrams of this mineral daily, so eating fresh fennel will help you meet those recommendations.

 

Potassium is vital nutrient that helps create muscle, break down carbohydrates and build protein. Plant-based foods like fennel root contain two types of dietary fiber: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber.

 

Insoluble fiber consists of the indigestible compounds that make up a plant cell’s rigid walls, including lignin, cellulose and hemicelluloses. This fiber adds bulk to your stool and can help regulate your bowel movements.

 

Fennel is very popular as an anti-flatulent, due to the carminative properties of the aspartic acid found in fennel. Its extract can be used by everyone, from infants to the elderly, as a way to reduce flatulence and to expel excess gas from the stomach.

 

It is commonly used in medicines to reduce symptoms of non-ulcer dyspepsia and flatulence in infants and young children.

 

Fennel is a very rich source of potassium, which is an essential nutrient in our bodies and is vital for a number of important processes.

 

One of the attributes of potassium is its quality as a vasodilator, which means that it relaxes the tension of blood vessels, thereby reducing blood pressure.

 

High blood pressure is connected to a wide range of health issues, including heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis.

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    September 25, 2014 at 7:00 am

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