When you think of dandelions what do you think? Closing your eyes shut and wishing hard while you blow the little seeds? Well, the weed might just be what you are wishing for rather than on. Dandelions are not just a pretty flower, but little flowers that are packed full of nutrients, which could be just the health kick you need. We don’t want to keep this secret away from you. So, here is why dandelion could be just what you’re looking for:
1. Eat pretty:
Dandelions could overtake kale and quinoa as the next big superfood. A low-calorie flower bursting with minerals, what’s not to love?
With its darling appearance and slightly more bitter and earthier taste, the green is fast making its mark on our Instagram pages and favorite brunch spots. Adding a pop of color in a plain salad, or adding a mark of vibrancy to a dull risotto. This superfood could just be what your Instagram or body is missing.
2. Flower power:
The Golden flowers are nutritional gems. Packed with vitamins A, B, C and D, these superheroes can help to also add potassium, iron, and zinc to your body. Thus making you ready to take on the world.
All parts of this magnificent flower are edible, from the blooming petals, which help to prevent diseases, to the rough roots which are mineral packed, to help flush out toxins and impurities.
3. It aids weight loss
Now we all know exercise and a balanced diet is key for losing weight. A recent Korean study found similarities between dandelion extract and a weight loss drug! Both shared similar processes of an enzyme being released during digestion to break down fat.
4. It can act as a natural coffee substitute
If you’ve read any of my previous articles, you know I have a grudge for coffee. But what’s better is dandelion coffee, it’s almost identical to coffee in both taste and appearance but completely caffeine free! This magic morning substance is actually a tea made out of the roasted dandelion root. Thanks to its deceptive appearance you can play games with your brain and convince yourself you’re enjoying a nice cup of coffee, knowing there will be no repercussions!
5. How to get your fix
To get your dandelion dosage either pick up some tea bags in your nearest health store or buy these magic supplements online here.
If you want to DIY a dandelion detox, the best way to get all of these benefits is to put the dried root straight into a cup of boiling water and drink it as is.
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