The Benefits of Fennel in Juicing Recipes

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Credit: Klesick Family Farm

Today we turn to the flowery herb with a sturdy bulb root in our journey through the world of healthy veggies and fruits for your juicing recipes. I’m talking about fennel, also know as fennel bulb.

There are many great reasons to include fennel in your recipes for juicing. Here are some highlights:

Heart Health
Raw fennel is rich in Vitamin C and dietary fiber. One cup of fennel contains up to 11% of the RDA of Vitamin C and up to 8.5% of the RDA for fiber in healthy adults. Studies have shown that high intake of fiber in your diet can lower your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. And Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant, can help your body fight against free radicals from destroying DNA and cardiovascular tissue. Fennel is a clear ingredient of choice for healthy juicing recipes!

Bone Health
Fennel contains potassium and manganese, two essential nutrients for bone health. A high intake of these nutrients, plus the Vitamin C, may lower one’s risk for osteoporosis.

Neurological Health
Fennel in your vegetable juicing recipes can improve your brain health! This is due to folate, a nutrient responsible for maintaining the health and function of the nervous system.

We hope this information has helped you see the incredible health benefits of using fennel in your recipes for juicing at home. As far as taste goes, fennel has a licorice-like flavor that adds a sweet, earthy hint to any juicing recipe. Give fennel a try today!

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Source for post: Michelle Kerns, http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-benefits-raw-fennel-root-7649.html

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