Nutritional Benefits of Endive

belgian endiveEndive is a famous leaf vegetable that has been around for centuries. Eating endive is beneficial to one’s health because of the nutrients found in it. Research shows that the best property of the endive is that it is low in calories.

A Belgian endive contains various vitamins and that it is a good source of fiber. Per cup, it is said to contain 95 percent water and only 7.5 calories.

How is endive beneficial to one’s health?

  • it is known as a light laxative
  • it promotes weight loss
  • good in stimulating the appetite

The endive is present in Asian cuisines such as China and India. As a vegetable, endive is bitter-tasting. So it is recommendable to offset the bitterness with something sweet like honey or fruits.

In addition, in making endive juice, adding other vegetable like carrots or celery provides other nutrients the body needs.

Nutrients found in endive

it is rich in B Vitamins as well as vitamins P, A, K and C

  • calcium
  • iron
  • potassium
  • amino acids
  • certain amounts of starch and fats
  • proteins
  • carbohydrates
  • fiber

Endive is best against…

  • acne
  • asthma
  • liver and gall bladder problems
  • macular degeneration
  • constipation
  • cancer
  • anemia