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20 Detox Foods

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Updated June 10, 2014

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Fennel
fennel
Why Fennel?

Fennel, a root vegetable with a licorice flavor, is low in calories and is a good source of folate, potassium and antioxidants such as anethole, a phytochemical which has been found to reduce inflammation. It is also mildly diuretic, which may help with the removal of toxic substances from the body Half a cup of raw fennel has only 14 calories.

Healthy Ways to Enjoy It

Fennel bulb can be sliced thinly and added to salads or it can be juiced, along with apples, celery, carrots and pears.

Fennel seeds have long been used as a remedy for bloating, flatulence, constipation and bad breath. Try fennel seed tea, or chew on some fennel seeds for fresh breath or to ease digestion.

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