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The bright yellow flowers in your lawn aren't just pretty weeds that pop up in the summer. Dandelions are a centuries-old remedy for many different health concerns. From the skin to the liver, bones, and even a valuable source of essential vitamins. Dandelion greens can be sautéed, boiled and eaten raw. You can also make your own dandelion tea, a healthy alternative to coffee. The health benefits of dandelions are numerous but don't go plucking them out of your yard just yet. For proper consumption, select your dandelion greens and teas from a reputable farmer or grower. You can also use the dandelion root, stems and flowers for different meals.

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1. Promotes Bone Health

One one-cup serving of dandelion greens contains ten percent of your daily recommended value of calcium. Calcium is essential for building healthy bones and retaining their strength over time. Lack of calcium in a healthy diet can lead to brittle bones. It can also give you weakened joints, and a greater likelihood of breaking a bone in a fall as you age. Calcium is also used for nerve transmission and blood clotting. In fact, by drinking dandelion tea or eating the greens, you can easily avoid tooth decay, muscle tension, hypertension and high blood pressure, and calcium deficiency.

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