This year has been especially colorful in our backyard.
Yellow, to be exact.
This spring we have had more dandelions that ever.
And we hate the way they look.
But dandelions have been given a bad rap. We all think they are weeds and work very hard to remove them from our yards. Lawn bags across the country are no doubt filled with dead dandelions this year, but did you know that instead of pitching them into the garbage, you could be eating them?
While we complain about the costs of fresh salad greens, we have a plethora of healthy goodness growing free in our yards.
Dandelions are highly nutrient dense and contain medicinal qualities as well.
5 reasons you should be eating dandelions
- Strengthens your immune system and improves eye health
- Protects your heart and lowers blood pressure
- Strengthens bones and prevents osteoporosis
- Lowers blood sugar levels in diabetics
- Detoxes the body and reduces acne and other skin disorders
These are just a small handful of the health benefits of eating dandelions, they are so nutrient dense that the possibilities are endless.
OrganicFacts.net has a great graphic with detailed information about the health benefits of dandelions.
For more information on exactly what to do with the dandelions you pick to eat: how to eat dandelions.