Dandelion salad — the benefits and harms

Салат из одуванчиков - польза и вред

Each spring, our eyes are pleased with the appearance of tiny yellow suns everywhere – the dandelion. And if someone considers them to be weeds and are eradicated from the sites, then someone takes from them in the form of a salad of dandelions. About the benefits and harms of salad from the leaves of the dandelions will be discussed below.

Yes, dandelions are incredibly useful plant and contain many chemical elements of the periodic table. They can find ascorbic acid, manganese, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, vitamins A, b, C, E, PP. Benefit is able to bring the roots, leaves and flowers – they make jam, honey, soups and salads. So if you want to be healthy and if you don’t have allergies, gastritis, stomach ulcers and problems with the gastrointestinal tract, safely make it there and pick dandelions for food. Of course, it is better to avoid collecting flowers in the city or near roads.

Than healthy salad of dandelions?

Daily consumption of salad from the leaves of the dandelions will bring huge benefits to the body and will avoid in the future appearance:

  • Oncology,
  • obesity
  • diabetes,
  • atherosclerosis,
  • cholecystitis.

The dandelion has many useful abilities: antiviral, diuretic, choleretic, diaphoretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, toning, is able to normalize the skin to get rid of the irritation.

Someone may argue that dandelions can’t be tasty because of its bitterness. In this case there is one simple method: before cooking the leaves should be some time to take in cold water or pour boiling water, then they will not taste bitter. And if collect young leaves, and does not have to do that – they contain almost no bitterness. In this salad can and should add different ingredients: sorrel, nettles, parsley, dill, radishes, onions, garlic, potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, cheese, cheese, boiled meat perfectly with the dandelions. Useful properties absorb better if you fill a salad with sunflower or olive oil, sour cream, natural yoghurt, drizzle with lemon juice.

In the first case you will need to finely chop dandelion leaves, cucumber cut into strips or grate on a coarse grater, to add green onions, boiled egg. Add salt and pepper to taste, sour cream, and serve.

There is an advanced recipe: chopped dandelion greens to add nettle leaves, sprinkle with dill, parsley, finely chopped garlic, green onions. You can add boiled potatoes, diced cubes, and pickled or fresh cabbage, pour the oil.

Salad of dandelion leaves for weight loss

If you’re on a diet, be sure to include a salad of dandelions in your diet, as it promotes weight loss. This salad will help to reduce hunger and fill the body with many useful substances. To do this, take the leaves of dandelion, lettuce leaves, dill and parsley, broccoli, boiled eggs. All this chop and mix, season with oil and lemon juice, but do not add salt, because during the diet is recommended to limit salt intake.

Салат из одуванчиков - польза и вред

Also from the leaves of dandelion can be prepared sauce: chop them in a blender, add vinegar and salt to taste. This puree is recommended as a dressing to the soup, meat and fish dishes. Of course, as in any business, in the use of dandelions not to overdo it, otherwise you can harm yourself. Overdose can cause nausea, vomiting, indigestion, worsening of General condition.

Thus, we see that the use of dandelion is extremely wide, and he has a lot of useful properties. So take the time to take in hands a shovel and to eradicate dandelions from your site.