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Fennel Seeds Are a Potent Booster of Nitric Oxide

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  • Nitric oxide is vital to your health because it is produced by nearly every type of cell in your body and is necessary for healthy blood vessels; fennel seeds increase your body’s production of nitric oxide
  • Popular as a post-meal mouth freshener, fennel seeds have significant free radical scavenging potential and oxidative DNA damage preventive activity that may protect you from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
  • Because they boost your vascular health, fennel seeds are a convenient, cheap and portable source of nitrates for nearly anyone, including athletes
  • If you are able to tolerate them, I highly recommend fennel seeds as an easy way to increase your nitric oxide levels; I love fennel seeds and eat them as part of my breakfast

By Dr. Mercola

If, like me, you're a fan of fennel, you may already know about some of its health benefits. I love fennel because it's easy to grow — I affectionately refer to the section of my property where it is established as the "fennel forest." Beginning with a single plant, I have watched fennel steadily multiply across my yard as volunteers.


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