Artichokes are surprisingly healthy, though many people do not prepare them at home. Most people consume them in restaurants, though they are fairly easy to prepare. Many people bake them for convenience. The Artichoke is loaded with benefits, including 7 grams of fiber per plant. Fiber helps control insulin, blood sugar and steadies energy level. The plant also boasts antioxidant benefits, key nutrients such as Vitamin K and C and may aid in liver health. The plant also plays a key role on reducing bad LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It has also been known to promote the reduction of body fat, all key reasons to bring the Artichoke to the table.
- Artichokes are a good source of Fiber, weighing in at 7 grams of fiber per plant. Fiber helps regulate blood sugar and insulin for steady energy.
- Consuming Artichokes regularly will reduce your blood pressure, give it 12 weeks and you will see results.
- Artichokes are stocked full of Vitamins, such as Vitamin K & C but also antioxidants and the Jerusalem variety even provides Prebiotics!
“When I talk with my private practice clients about artichokes, I find that many have enjoyed the veggie at restaurants, but most have never bought and prepared an artichoke at home.”