Not many people would pick artichokes as their favorite vegetable. They look quite thorny on the inside, and if you’ve never actually cook them, you would not pick them in the vegetable aisle in the grocery store. Yet, they are rich with nutrients that have antioxidant characteristic, which protect the cardiovascular system, and reduce the possibility of diabetes. Those who have tried artichokes, probably go for hearts, but recent studies show that it is the leaves that provide most benefits.
- It was in the 70’s when they started looking into lowering cholesterol and found effects of artichokes.
- Cynarin plays a vital role as the phytonutrient that stops cholesterol from building up in the body.
- Cooking artichokes is pretty easy and you can start by cutting off the stem and trimming the leaf tips.
“For those accustomed to eating this vegetable, artichoke hearts are probably your favorite; however, research shows that the leaves carry the most health benefits than any other part.”
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