Find out about the multiple benefits that artichokes can bring to your health thanks to their cleansing properties, which help eliminate toxins that accumulate in our body, and providing antioxidants that help strengthen our immune system.
From its leaves to the heart they are healthy, beneficial and tasty. It is a typical vegetable of this season, to make with this embracing cold of winter.
Artichokes help regenerate our body, it has very few calories, and large amounts of fiber and antioxidants that help strengthen liver function and promote intestinal transit avoiding problems such as constipation. They also help combat fluid retention and improve digestion.
They also help regulate blood pressure and thanks to its anthocyanin and quercetin content it helps us to be protected against the risk of cancer and strengthen our immune system.
One of the main sources of fiber that artichoke contains is inulin, a very powerful prebiotic that helps strengthen beneficial bacteria for our intestines. Just consuming 120 grams of this food provides our body with 10.3 grams of dietary fiber. Do not hesitate to include it in your diet!
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.