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The endive is a dedicate vegetable with white and pale green leaves. Normally harvested by hand, it comprises 95% water and is extremely low in calories.

Endive contains vitamins C and A, as well as calcium and fiber. Purple endive also contains the powerful antioxidant anthocyanins.

Natural healers recommend the use of endive for dealing with insomnia and purifying blood.

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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