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Eat Fennel

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Description

Fennel is a carrot like vegetable that originated in the Mediterranean but due to its wide range of benefits, is now popular all across the world. Known for a licorice type flavor, it can be eaten plain or used to flavor other foods. It contains fat, carbohydrates, protein, and fiber, along with a wide range of vitamins.

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How to Do It

Add fennel to your diet. Fennel is commonly mixed into salads and sauces, but the most popular use is as a spice or flavoring during meal preparation.

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Benefits

Some benefits may include:

  • May improve digestion
  • May stimulate the production of collagen
  • May help with hypertension
  • Popular for use as a diuretic
  • May help with digestion 
  • May reduce stomach acidity
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Time Commitment

5 minutes

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Why it works

Fennel has several important vitamins and minerals known to help with: 

  • Bone strength (Phosphate, Calcium, Iron, Zinc) 
  • Decreased blood pressure (Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium)
  • Metabolism (Vitamin B-6)

High fiber content promotes a healthy digestive tract and counteracts constipation

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Suggested Frequency

Consume as often as other vegetables. Suggested for daily consumption.

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Side Effects

  • Allergic reactions to carrots or celery may cause reaction to Fennel.
  • Increased potassium levels may be dangerous to those who suffer from kidney damage
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Required Equipment

Standard cooking utensils

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Gurus/Celebrities/Doing it

Kourtney Kardashian 

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Suggested Time of Day

At meal or snack times - use as/or mixed with vegetables or to increase flavor of meals.

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 Health  Digestion
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