Dr Oz: Health Benefits of Fennel
Dr. Oz says you are passing by something in the produce section every time you visit the grocery store that happens to be one of the most versatile herbs. Can you guess what it is? Here is a hint: it tastes like licorice. Still not sure what it could be? Most members of Dr. Oz’s audience had no idea what it was and many of them have never even tried it, but Dr. Oz says Fennel offers several health benefits you might be missing out on if you are not eating this tasty herb.
Dr Oz: Eat Fennel to Lower Cholesterol
Fennel can be used in lots of different ways to improve your health, especially your heart. It contains a high amount of fiber, which works to pull the bad stuff from your body and keep your arteries clear and your cholesterol levels normal.
Here are some easy ways you can add fennel to your diet:
- Saute chopped fennel in a little bit of olive and add to your favorite soup recipe for cholesterol-lowering benefits.
- Add raw fennel to your salad, which is Dr. Oz’s favorite way to eat it.
- Eat about ½ cup of fennel bulb per day.
Dr Oz: Fennel Tea Constipation Remedy
Another area of the body where fennel can provide health benefits is in the intestinal tract. Fennel seeds can help regulate your digestion and relieve constipation, which is a common complaint among many people.
Fennel Tea – Make fennel tea by crushing up fennel seeds and adding them to warm water. Steep for 5-10 minutes and drink all of the tea, including the seeds at the bottom of the glass.
Dr Oz: Laughter is the Best Medicine
Dr. Oz asked his fans to share some of their favorite “medical” jokes and they did not disappoint.
- Did you hear about how the accountant dealt with his constipation? He worked it out with a pencil.
- Why did the bunny rabbit have to go to the hospital? Because it needed a “hopperation”.
- Did you know that diarrhea is actually hereditary? It runs in your “genes”.
- What do you call an iguana that has “trouble” in bed? A reptile dysfunction.