Not a huge fan of fennel? You might change your mind when you get a load of its health credentials
1 Excess pounds that refuse to budge? Fennel could be the solution to your fat-loss troubles. It contains the hormone melatonin, which, according to University of Granada scientists, stimulates fat cells to burn, not store, calories. Eat your way slim – can’t say fairer than that.
2 Stock up on fennel essential oils if your fitness regime involves outdoor workouts. Research published in the journal Environmental Chemistry Letters
shows that they contain organic compounds called phenylpropanoids, which can protect lung cells from air pollutant damage. Breathe easy. 3 If PMS symptoms are stopping you in your tracks, taking 30mg fennel extract four times a day for three days at the start of your period could do the trick. A 2012 study* found that the phytoestrogens it contains have antispasmodic properties and can alleviate cramping pain. Your monthly miracle pill.