3 Reasons to Include Artichokes in Your Diet

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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. Discover tasty ways to add this superfood to your meal plan with some of our best artichoke recipes, and learn more about the health benefits of this healthful food below.

You’ll love these ARTICHOKE RECIPES:


Skinny Artichoke & Spinach Penne Casserole

Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Skinny Quinoa Skillet Supper
Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

 

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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.

 

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