If you can’t remember the last time you dug into an artichoke, you might want to consider adding this wonder veggie to your healthy eating plan. Here are a few delicious recipes and 3 reasons why you should include artichokes in your diet:
3 REASONS TO INCLUDE ARTICHOKES IN YOUR DIET:
Artichokes Help Fight Cancer, Heart Disease, and High Blood Pressure
Artichokes contain large amounts of powerful antioxidants, which may help prevent cancer and heart disease.
A study done in Germany in 2000 shows the possibility that artichokes may help lower cholesterol while balancing blood glucose levels and their cyanic properties may help the body excrete blood cholesterol.
Artichokes contain a great deal of potassium. Potassium helps the body handle excess sodium which in turn helps with hypertension. They also have an antioxidant capacity of 7,904 per serving. Always choose the freshest looking artichokes when purchasing. Steam them and eat with a healthy dip.