During the medieval times, the word fennel meant “flattery”. Some people believe this was due to monks using fennel in their tasty dishes which always received tremendous praise! Fennel is not only a delicious ingredient to add to your meals but is loaded with beneficial nutrients. Fennel is a great source of vitamin C, potassium, manganese, folate, and iron. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber which is important for keeping our digestive system in working order, vitamin B6 for healthy cells, and zinc for easy wound healing. Fennel is an excellent diuretic and helps to break down fat by releasing the water stored in fat cells. It has been shown that eating fennel can help to stimulate our metabolism, making it a great food for weight loss.
DID YOU KNOW:
– One of fennels unique phytonutrients functions as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory compound.
– Slicing raw fennel and adding it to green salads is a great way to benefits from all of it’s nutrients.
This fresh juice is loaded with nutrients that can help us feel our best, especially has we transition into a new season. The parsnips provide vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin E. The turnip is full of magnesium, folic acid, and calcium. The apple is loaded with antioxidants to help protect your body from harmful free radicals. For the best results, make sure you are using a quality juicer, like the Kuvings Silent Juicer. Now available in Australia, I recommend this brand because it’s slow extraction method of juicing keeps all of the nutrients intact. It’s the healthiest way to juice!
Root Veggie Juice with Apple
- 1 apple
- 1 turnip
- 3 parsnips
- 1/4 fresh fennel bulb
Using your juicer, process all ingredients. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!
Are you a fan of fennel? You should be! This thick and crunchy bulb is sweet in taste and contains a strong anise flavor. Fennel is loaded with nutrients including vitamin C for immunity, selenium to help with the aging process, and iron to prevent anemia. Fennel is also high in potassium which makes it a great food for promoting a healthy heart and maintaining a good balance of electrolytes in your body. Studies have shown that the anethole found in fennel has anti-inflammatory effects in the body and can prevent certain cancers and diseases. The rich antioxidant content in the plant is also helpful for warding off disease and boosting immunity. Fennel is tasty when it is sliced thin and eaten raw in salads. Try some today!