Artichokes were considered by the ancients to be useful as a diuretic, as a breath freshener and even as an aphrodisiac. While we are not sure about these claims there are quite a few reasons why you should include this tasty super food in your diet.
Artichokes Contain Antioxidants
Artichokes are packed with antioxidants which could help prevent heart disease and cancer. Two of the antioxidants found in artichokes can also help improve liver health which has led to them being promoted as a hangover cure!
Artichokes Could Lower Your Cholesterol Levels
Certain ingredients in artichoke leaves can lower bad cholesterol levels while helping to increase levels of good cholesterol.
Artichokes are a Good Source of Potassium
Artichokes contain lots of potassium which is essential for helping the body deal with excess sodium and can help with hypertension.
Artichokes Contain Lots of Vitamins, Minerals and Fibre
Artichokes contain plenty of vitamins C and K and this vegetable is a good source of folate and dietary fibre. You’ll also find calcium, iron, zinc, sodium, phosphorus, zinc and manganese in your artichoke.