The other day I was at a farmers market and picked up a HUGE bunch of dandelion leaves. I am a big fan of eating dark, green leafy veggies as they are rich in vitamins and minerals and have a detoxifying effect on the body. I frequently prescribe dandelion, otherwise known as Taraxacum officinale as part of an herbal detox program in capsules or tincture form, but have never actually eaten the leaves themselves. The dandelion greens were simple enough to prepare, boil them until the stalk is tender and then sautee in olive oil with chopped fresh garlic and a bit of sea salt. The taste is slightly bitter, but they made a delicious side dish! I know eating "weeds" may not sound all that appetizing since most of us spend their our time trying to get rid of them, but I encourage you to give them a try! If you need a bit more convincing, here is a list of some of the nutritional and health benefits of eating dandelion. Other great dark, green leafy veggies to include in your diet include swiss chard, kale and beet greens.
Nutritional & Health Benefits Of Eating Dandelion
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