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How to Make Your Wishes Come True. Free Health Benefits of Dandelion

You no longer need to puff the dandelion fluff to make a wish, dandelions could literally make your wishes come through!

It’s not very well known that dandelion is not just a weed, but an excellent food and herbal medicine as well. Plus, anyone should be able to find it, grow it, and put it to use. How convenient is that?!

Dandelion is rich in vitamin C, fibre, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. It’s a good place to get B complex vitamins, trace minerals, organic sodium, and even some vitamin D too. Dandelion also contains protein, more than spinach. It has been eaten for thousands of years as a food and as a medicine to treat anemia, scurvy, skin problems, blood disorders, and depression.

Researchers and studies uncover that Dandelion:

contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that all reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can relieve pain and swelling.

boosts immune system and fights off microbes and fungi

strengthens bones and protects it from aged related damage

helps cure liver disorders and promotes digestion

aids in weight loss

dandelion juice is useful in treating acne

reduces risks of cancer & urinary tract infection

stimulates insulin production & lowers blood sugar levels

dandelion milk is useful for treating skin diseases

dandelion juice lowers high blood pressure, and

dandelions can also be used as a vegetable and is a good source of fiber.

Dandelion leaves, flowers, and roots are all edible (just make sure you pluck them from chemical free soil). They have a slightly bitter flavor that can be minimized by harvesting them in the fall or spring. The young leaves are tenderer and less bitter, making a great addition to raw salads. Cooking dandelion cuts the bitter taste of both the leaves and the roots.  Dandelion should also be available in supplement form from your local Health Store.

So, next time you go on your walk, try and find some dandelions for your dinner tonight!

NOTE:  Taking dandelion may cause side effects.Please speak to your doctor or dietitian if you think you need to adjust your diet.



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