The fennel has become one of the healthiest and most effective diet options . Its diuretic properties make it perfect to follow a specific plan, its first action is to increase metabolism in the intestinal tract. But its benefits are also immediate when the belly has become inflamed.


Fennel tea benefits

It is interesting to know that fennel belongs to the same family as dill and carrot, this means that it contains a high amount of antioxidants and phytonutrients that are the predecessors of fat catalysis and therefore, the complete acceleration of digestive metabolism.

You can eat everything from fennel, from the leaves to the bulb, which is perhaps the reason why it is seen in various Mediterranean recipes. Its leaves are often seen in salads, in the same way its stem added to cooked is exquisite. Its seed works as a spice that leaves an aroma similar to anise.

Fennel for a flat stomach

In addition to its properties, fennel is recommended for its low price in the market , getting it in any supermarket is relatively easy. To take advantage of all the benefits of fennel, the following recipes are presented to combat overweight and inflammation.

Consume in the form of tea

If you want to consume a drink to have a flat stomach , then fennel tea is a 100% healthy option. For its preparation it is only required to add 2 tablespoons of seed in a cup of hot water, preferably that it has boiled. Then it is left to rest for about 10 minutes, after this time it is ready to drink, it is recommended to consume a cup before breakfast, after lunch and another after dinner.

Fennel with mineral water

Another fennel recipe to flatten your belly is the one that requires a handful of this plant and a glass of mineral water. It begins by separating the parts of the fennel, in this case, the seeds, the bulb, the stem and the leaves are separated. And although all of them can be eaten, in this case the seed and the bulb are the only parts that are used.

After the separation begins by heating the mineral water, when it is about to boil the fennel seed is added and the liquid is immediately removed from the fire. Wait a few minutes until it has cooled a bit and it is strained, now you are ready to drink and start a daily consumption and achieve a flat stomach .


If the flavor is strong, you can add another small amount of mineral water to soften it. And the bulb? Well, it is the second part of this recipe, in this case the fennel bulb is added to a common salad and voila, there will be no problem of a swollen belly after a meal.

Fennel and coriander tea

To achieve this infusion you need 2 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of coriander seed and 1 tablespoon of fennel seed. It begins by adding both seeds in a pot to the fire and it is covered. Wait for it to boil and then remove. Now let it cool for about 10 minutes and strain.

At this point the fennel and coriander tea is ready for consumption. It is recommended to drink a maximum of three cups a day. If there is any liquid left over, it can be stored in the refrigerator until you want to consume it again.


General recommendations for the consumption of fennel

The benefits of fennel achieve a flat stomach and reduce inflammation when it exists, but it is important to clarify that its consumption in excess can damage health, some basic notions that should be taken into account are:

  • Eating too much fennel in the day can cause irritation to the colon.
  • During sleep it can cause muscle spasms, alterations in the nervous system and hallucinations.
  • The fennel plant should not be applied directly to the skin as it can cause irritation.
  • In some cultures they claim that this plant is perfect for lactation time, however, there is no supported evidence to ensure this assertion. For this reason , the consumption of fennel is not recommended during and after pregnancy .
  • Consuming more than three cups a day can lead to heartburn and uncomfortable intestinal pain.

If your goal is to lose weight and have a flat stomach , then fennel is a great option. But to this consumption a specific exercise routine must be added, with the daily implementation of both recommendations, in theory, the person could enhance the effects of this plant.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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