5 Proven Health Benefits of Dandelion

3. Dandelion may help to reduce levels of bad cholesterol

Dandelion has been found to help reduce LDL cholesterol levels. Rabbits that were fed a high-cholesterol diet and supplemented with dandelion root experienced a reduction in LDL cholesterol and triglycerides as well as an increase in HDL cholesterol.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMC: PMC2820990

 

Another study in mice revealed a significant reduction in cholesterol and triglyceride levels after the mice were administered dandelion extract.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
PMID: 23603008

 

There are bioactive compounds found in dandelion that could help reduce cholesterol, which in turn can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

 

High cholesterol is a major contributing factor for coronary heart disease. This waxy substance can accumulate in the blood vessels, resulting in hardened and narrowed arteries that make it harder for blood to flow freely.

How To Use And Benefit From Dandelions

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Adrian has been writing on health and fitness for 18 years. He is the founder of several health related websites and the current owner of AHealthBlog, which regularly publishes evidence based health and fitness news and information. When he isn’t writing, you can find him mountain biking or surfing.

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