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Endive: Health benefits of this leafy vegetable

  1. Endive (Cichorium endivia) is an annual leafy vegetable belonging to the daisy family and closely related to chicory, green chicory and chicory. This vegetable is edible raw or cooked, and people sometimes drink endive juice. Both flat and curly varieties are available. Endive has a crunchy texture and a robust flavor. The leafy vegetable contains many nutrients, minerals and vitamins. The vegetable therefore has amazing health benefits. Endive is good for the bones, eyes, skin and brain, among other things.

Nutrients of leafy vegetables

  1. Raw endive

Treatment of acute asthma

  1. The anti-inflammatory effect of endive puts an end to all kinds of respiratory infections and also protects against serious conditions such as asthma (chronic inflammation)

Anemia Treatment

  1. Anemic patients should include endive in their diet. The blood disease is mainly the result of a lack of iron in the body

Good for the brain

  1. Several components of endive, such as potassium, folic acid, and various antioxidants, provide neurological benefits. A sufficient intake of folic acid, for example, prevents Alzheimer's disease and also reduces cognitive decline. Potassium increases blood flow to the brain

Good for the skin

  1. Acne Drinking fresh endive juice is beneficial for the skin as it helps get rid of acne, a skin condition

Good for the eyes

  1. Endive is a rich source of beta-carotene, which is useful for vision. Beta-carotene can be converted into vitamin A. Due to an adequate intake of beta-carotene, for example by eating endive, people do not get vitamin A deficiency. Known eye-related symptoms of this are itchy eyes, eye sores and dry eyes. Endive is therefore an example of nutrition that is good for eye health

Good for teeth and bone

  1. Endive is high in calcium, which is the most essential component of the teeth and bones. Including this leafy vegetable in the diet counteracts the loss of calcium in the body. This strengthens the bones and teeth and reduces the risk of developing serious diseases such as arthritis (joint inflammation), osteoporosis (loss of bone mass with risk of fractures), tooth decay

Good for the heart

  1. Endive contains soluble fiber. These may lower total blood cholesterol by lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol levels. Fiber also provides other heart health benefits

Good for losing weight

  1. The main ingredient of endive is water

Good for patients with diabetes

  1. Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus who consume a fiber-rich diet have lower blood glucose levels. Patients with diabetes mellitus

Good for pregnant women and their babies

  1. Endive is a good source of the vitamin B complex such as folic acid. Folate aids in neural tube formation and red blood cell formation in prenatal babies. A lack of folic acid in pregnant women leads to the birth of babies with a low birth weight. Neural tube defects such as spina bifida may also develop in newborns

Low in calories and improved digestion

  1. Endive is a very low-calorie food. One hundred grams of raw endive contains only 17 calories and contains 6 grams of dietary fiber. The daily recommended fiber intake for men and women is 38 grams and 25 grams, respectively. Fiber aids in digestion by causing constipation

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