Friday, March 21, 2014

The Benefits of an Artichoke

Artichoke Facts

* Clinical trials show that eating artichokes helps treat chronic digestive complaints including stomach aches,  flatulence, and irritable bowel.

* They are useful in treating specific liver/gallbladder conditions with elevated blood fat values by promoting bile flow in the body, increasing fat digestion and protecting the intestinal mucosa.

* They have been proven to be a safe, non-toxic, natural way to prevent and treat high cholesterol.

* Artichokes have been shown to lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol).

* Artichokes are high in antioxidants, making them a good aid in the battle against cancer, aging, heart disease.

* Artichokes are packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

* Artichokes contains Quercetin which is an anti-carcinogen flavonoid that works as an antioxidant to protect against cancer and heart disease.

* Artichokes contain Rutin a flavonoid which encourages cardiovascular health, helps prevent cell proliferation associated with cancer, and has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties.

* Artichokes contain Anthocyanins which are powerful antioxidants. They are associated with a lower risk of certain cancers, urinary tract health, memory function and healthy aging.

* Artichokes contain Gallic Acid which is a potent antioxidant. It has been shown to inhibit cell proliferation in prostate cancer cells.

* Artichokes contain Luteolin and Cynarin which are polyphenol antioxidants that may lower cholesterol levels. Cyanarin may help in regeneration of liver tissue.

* Artichokes contain Caffeic Acid and Chlorogenic Acid which are anti-cancer, antimicrobial, anti-LDL (bad cholesterol) and antiviral properties.

* Artichokes contain Silymarin which is a powerful antioxidant that might aid the liver in regenerative tissue growth.

Bottom Line: Eat an artichoke today!

Here are some Recipes

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Potato and Artichoke Casserole

Kale Artichoke Dip

Summertime Frittata Recipe with Artichoke, Tomato & Basil
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Parmesan Stuffed Artichokes
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Light Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Hummus
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Roman Style Artichokes
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Quinoa Vegetable Paella
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