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Fennel

Fennel was traditionally known as the slimming herb as it has a stimulating effect on the metabolism. Fennel seeds, with its somewhat sweet, refreshing licorice-like taste, helps the liver and pancreas in the metabolism of fats and sugars.

Also, it has been said, fennel helps to dissolve fat deposits of the body.

One problem with the accumulation of fat in the body is that it must be mobilised into the blood steam before it can be burnt as energy. Anything which assists this process (which fennel is credited for) will help with weight loss, provided attention is also paid to factors of overall diet and exercise.

Fennel as a diuretic herb, increases the expulsion of urine or a build up of fluid retention in the body. Fat cells store a lot of water and as the fat is broken down, this water is released and can pass from the body. Fennel can help with this process, particularly in the early stages of a weight loss program.

How to take fennel

Chew seeds as a snack for hunger pangs, to depress the appetite and desire for sweets, chocolates and rich cakes. Eat the leaves, stems and seeds, or make a leaf or seed tea for weight loss.

What else can fennel do?

  • Stimulates Melatonin Production
  • Helps Purify Your Blood


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