Four Healthy Reasons to Eat Fennel Today

The healthy benefits of fennel have some pretty amazing antioxidants and nutrients including vitamin C, fiber, potassium, manganese, folate, niacin, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper.

  1. Antioxidant Protection: The fennel bulb is loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect your body from free radical damage, is antimicrobial and helps keep your immune system functioning effectively.
  2. Phytonutrients: Fennel has the following phytonutrients: rutin, quercitin, anethole – these can contribute to reducing inflammation and preventing cancer.
  3. Fiber: Get your fiber from Fennel! Can help to reduce cholesterol levels and assist in removing cancer-causing toxins from your colon.
  4. Folate: Folate is a B vitamin that reduces your risk for heart attack and stroke!

Are you ready to eat some Fennel today?  Stay tuned to @FennelFriday and the hashtag #FennelFriday on twitter for great fennel recipes and ideas!

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  1. […] needed using up on the counter. Shaved fennel is another spring and summer favorite for salads (nutritious too!) and beet and fennel pair scrumptiously. I used my mandoline to get a thin slice on the fennel and […]

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