Dandelion for Women’s Health

by | Jan 9, 2020 | General, Lifestyle | 0 comments

Dandelion for Women’s Health

What if I told you dandelion greens are one of my favorite foods? I am being serious! Most people view the dandelion plant as an invasive weed that deters from a beautifully cut lawn.

However that so called “pesky plant” has an abundance of health benefits, flavor and has been a popular dish for many years in the Mediterranean culture.

I would often eat fresh dandelion greens, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt at my grandmother’s house in the summer months.

To me, this was just about as normal as munching on a green salad drenched in ranch dressing! It is time that we start to truly think of our food as medicine and pay close attention to the beautiful and healing foods that mother earth provides us.

The Sneaky Benefits of This Food

  • Dandelion greens support the detoxification process.
  • This bitter green stimulates the digestion process in the body.
  • Other parts of the plant provide benefits for blood sugar and insulin regulation. Check out this video on Youtube to learn more!
  • Dandelion greens contain vitamins A, C, E and B.
  • The plant contains other nutrients including, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and zinc!
  • Dandelion greens support urinary tract health.
  • This plant offers immune system benefits.

Incorporating dandelion into your diet

I suggest incorporating these bitter greens into your diet weekly if you can! You can often find dandelion greens at the supermarket.

Try sautéing the greens, drizzle with olive oil and serve freshly squeezed lemon and a pinch of sea salt.

You can also drink as a tea. My favorite is the Traditional Medicinal dandelion root tea. It’s an excellent way to kick off your morning or use as a substitute to coffee!

Are you ready to learn about other ways to support your health as a female? Check out the entire blog, packed with more information for you!

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Written by Eleni Ottalagana

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