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Endive Health Benefits

Endive, commonly popular as escarole, is a green leafy-vegetable with a hint of bitter flavour. Botanically this perennial herbaceous leafy plant belongs to the Asteraceae (daisy) family.

It contains good amounts of many essential B-complex groups of vitamins such as folic acid, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamine (vitamin B1), niacin (B3).


These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish and required for fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism. Vitamin E is considered to assist avoids prostate cancer. 


Vitamin A might help avoid lung as well as oral cavity cancer. 


The wealth of fiber in endives is quite useful in keeping the colon neat and avoiding colon cancer.  Calcium can also be believed to perform a crucial role in preventing breasts as well as ovarian cancers.


The high calcium content within endives is vital for constructing and looking after healthy and balanced teeth and bones and also maintaining osteoporosis away.


People suffering from anorexia and other eating disorders can benefit from endives as it can treat long-term digestive problems caused by starvation and fasting.


The vitamin B complex content in endives such as folic acid, thiamine, niacin, and pantothenic acid encourages the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. It smoothens and moisturizes skin as it is a rich source of vitamin E.


Eating endives regularly also clears up skin problems such as acne. You can also make a vegetable juice with endive leaves mixed with other fresh vegetable and have this daily to clear your skin.


Blend endive juice with carrot and celery or parsley and spinach juices for an effective treatment for eye problems such as glaucoma or cataract.


Mix endive with any of your other favourite juices for that extra cleansing as it effectively helps promote the secretion of bile.

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