Sing, “What are dandelion greens good for? Absolutely everything! Say it again! What are they good for? Absolutely everything!” We know what you’re thinking. You’ve never seen anyone get that excited about a vegetable before. Well, dandelion greens are not only healthy and delicious, but they have also been used as an herbal remedy for many hundreds of years.
Dandelion greens are part of the sunflower family and the greens look similar to arugula. You can add them to salads, steam them, cook them in stews or soups, bake them in casseroles, or even brew them into herbal teas. This powerful healer is rich in vitamin K, which helps blood clot and strengthens bones. Recent findings have shown that vitamin K may play a role in combating Alzheimer’s disease. How cool is that?
Let’s keep the vitamin train rolling. Dandelion greens can deliver your body more than 100% of you daily requirement of vitamin A, which is an antioxidant that is great for your skin, mucus membranes, and vision. Dandelion greens also contain a bunch of vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, thiamin, and manganese. Just when you thought dandelion greens couldn’t have any more health benefits, they do. They are rich in fiber, folate, and magnesium. Phew, finally done.
In addition to all these health benefits, dandelion greens have been known to help support liver function. The reason for this is due to the high antioxidant content. Additionally, dandelion greens help cleanse the liver and help it filter toxins out of the body.
You can treat dandelion greens like you would arugula, chard, or even kale. It is a fantastic green that is very beneficial for your entire body. Get excited about this green and let us know about recipes you come across.