Super Healthy Food Artichoke
Artichokes are A Super Healthy Addition to Your Diet
Artichokes are super healthy for the body. They are packed with unique ingredients, along with common ones, which contribute to your overall health. Improves your gut health, heart, skin, anti-aging, lowers cholesterol, great for weight loss and even prevents and treats cancer.
Packed With Vitamins and MineralsArtichokes are one of the best foods for antioxidants, low in calories, high in fiber, good amount of protein, and many nutrients and minerals like vitamin K, folate, potassium, iron, magnesium, and vitamin c (Brown).
Artichokes are Great for Weight LossDefinitely a great healthy addition to your diet. A great way to help you lose weight because it is low in fat and calories. High in fiber means it will help you feel full. Artichoke includes a bunch of other ingredients to help you lose weight such as vitamin C and potassium. It helps people to build muscle by being good in protein, which also helps people burn more calories.
A Natural PrebioticContains a natural prebiotic called inulin, a unique fiber which helps to absorb calcium, prevent gut issues, and boosts your immune system (Miller).
Great for Your Heart Health
Contains cynarin which helps to lower cholesterol along with inulin - with research showing artichokes helping to prevent coronary heart disease and metabolic disorders because it reduces lipids and glycemia levels (Levy). High cholesterol has zero symptoms, so making healthy changes to your lifestyle, adding foods like artichokes to your everyday diet and exercising, will lower the bad cholesterol low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and raise the good cholesterol high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
Heart attack and stroke are the two leading causes of death in the U.S and artichokes decrease that risk by demonstrating a significant reduction in blood pressure in a 12-week study (Hass).
Anti-Cancer PropertiesA number of different studies have shown it could stop cancer cells from growing. A 2018 study revealed Jerusalem artichoke leaves and tubers might stop the growth of cancer cells, many studies have found it might treat mesothelioma, and a study from Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in Italy found artichoke extracts may be great at cancer prevention and therapy (Stoughton).
Healthier Skin and Anti-Aging PropertiesProtects lymphatic vessels from oxidative damage and has shown anti-inflammatory properties for anti-aging markers with demonstrated effectiveness in clinical testing in humans using artichoke extract cosmetic cream improving skin elasticity and roughness (D’Antuono).
Improves Liver FunctionImproved liver function in a double-blind randomized study of 600 mg of artichoke extract, probably because of its oxidative stress and anti-inflammatory properties (Phoenix).
Studies have revealed artichokes improves aging, improves your skin, prevents cancer from growing, prevents metabolic disorders, prevents coronary heart diseases, and significantly reduces high blood pressure.
Definitely a great addition to your diet on a consistent basis. I think it is a must if you're not allergic. It can be eaten raw or cooked as a part of a healthy recipe.
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Levy, Jillian. “7 Reasons to Eat Artichokes.” Dr. Axe, 24 July 2019, draxe.com/nutrition/artichokes/.
Stoughton, John. “10 Amazing Benefits of Artichokes.” Organic Facts, 11 July 2013, www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/health-benefits-of-artichokes.html.
D’Antuono, Isabella, et al. “Artichoke Polyphenols Produce Skin Anti-Age Effects by Improving Endothelial Cell Integrity and Functionality.” Molecules, vol. 23, no. 11, 23 Oct. 2018, p. 2729, 10.3390/molecules23112729. Accessed 9 Nov. 2020.
Hass, Cynthia. “5 Health Benefits of Artichokes.” Health, 30 Nov. 2022, www.health.com/nutrition/artichoke-health-benefits.
Phoenix, Kaitlyn. “How Artichokes Benefit Your Health, according to Nutritionists.” Good Housekeeping, 2 Feb. 2022, www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a38951900/artichoke-benefits/. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.