Juicing FennelFennel has a strong taste that resembles licorice. Because of this you should add carrots, pears, and celery to your fennel juice recipes. Choosing fennel is easy, it should be bought with the bulb and stems intact and should look fresh!
Medicinal BenefitsFennel is primarily juiced for it’s medicinal effects. Some of it’s medicinal effects include: it’s a antispasmodic (suppresses muscle spasms), relieves gas, stomachic (a compound that tones and makes the stomach stronger), and fennel is also used as an anodyne which is a compound that reduces pain.
Besides these medicinal effects fennel is packed with phytoestrogens which is useful for women, especially during menopause and could lower PMS symptoms.
1. Phytonutrients & AntioxidantsYou can think of phytonutrients as health boosters like carotenoids and flavonoids. Anethole is one of the phytonutrients that’s found in fennel. Anethole is also responsible for the strong aroma of fennel. Anethole has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and also reduce inflammation.
Antioxidants are especially important for neutralizing free radicals that could damage your cells.