Is Fennel Good For Diabetes?


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
fennel good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. You may not really know what fennel is, but
chances are you have tasted the seeds of the fennel plant. It is a common ingredient in some pizza sauces
and has a licorice or anise flavor. True of False: Fennel is actually part of
the carrot family TRUE. Fennel is a flowering plant indigenous to
the Mediterranean shores. But fennel is now used and grown world wide. Fennel is crunchy and has a sweet flavor. It is a must in Mediterranean cuisine but
is usually more associated with Italian cooking. Fennel is slowly making its way into a meat-and-potatoes
world. It is being used as an addition to savory
vegetable salads, it is being added to soups and casseroles and as an addition to rice
and pastas. Ancient Chinese medicine found a wide array
of beneficial uses for fennel. The “cures” range from congestion to conjunctivitis,
to an appetite stimulant and even used to increase the flow of breast milk. Essential oil of fennel is to aid in upset
stomach relief, and ground fennel seeds is used as a poultice for snake bites, insect
bites, while tea made from the seeds are used for food poisoning, and soothing a sore throat. Fennel is loaded with Vitamin C. Other prominent
vitamins and minerals in fennel include potassium and folate,
Several other nutrients play supportive roles, namely manganese, calcium, iron, magnesium,
phosphorus, and copper. While I could not find a study on the effects
of fennel on a person with diabetes, these vitamins and nutrients are enough to see it
has potential to be beneficial to the diet. Plus, fennel contains no fat or cholesterol. It is very low in cal and carbs and has a
glycemic load of just 2. So, is fennel good for diabetes? Yes it is. While I have never had fennel, but have had
the seeds, I have been told is an acquired taste, but those who like it, really like
it. So if you want to add a diabetes friendly
vegetable to your diet, give fennel a try. I hope this answered your question is fennel
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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