Vegetables

The Artichoke secrets

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Although recent years have witnessed a noticeable rise in the number of food varieties
derived from artichoke – from nutritional supplements to canned or frozen artichoke hearts,
up to fresh artichoke – only a few know the benefits of wonderful artichoke.
So what is artichoke?…Artichoke is a type of vegetable that grows in the countries of the
Mediterranean region. Usually the hearts of the artichoke (the wet inner part of the fruit)
are eaten in addition to the green inner green leaves of the fruit, while the outer leaves are
eliminated. Also, its high content of dietary fiber makes it greatly help in absorbing the
important nutrients that the body needs instead of absorbing and storing fats.
Artichoke has many benefits, which made it enter and merit the list of the most useful foods
in the world or so-called superfoods, what are these benefits? Let’s get to know her as
follows:


1- Artichoke and antioxidants
Artichoke is a type of vegetable rich in antioxidants, which if eaten daily sufficiently, it is thus
guaranteed:
 Delaying signs of aging and aging.
 Protection against diseases that accompany natural aging and aging, such as heart
disease and Alzheimer’s.
It is noteworthy to mention here that the artichoke content of antioxidants in particular
exceeds that of many foods famous for their antioxidant content, such as: asparagus, beets,
onions, broccoli, garlic, avocado.
2- Benefits of artichoke for the liver
The pulp of this fruit is one of the main ingredients in the nutritional supplements that are
usually used to clean the liver from toxins. Experts also recommend artichoke pulp extract or
tea made from it to clean the kidneys of toxins and improve their functions in general. The
benefits of artichoke here due to its content of cinnarine and chlorogenic acid, which are
compounds that:
 Protecting the liver and helping treat it are many problems.
 Help the kidneys to purify the blood from toxins and excreta.
The hearts of artichoke (the pulp of the fruit) are also a good source of potassium, which the
body needs to reduce the chances of developing bloating or the accumulation of waste.
3- Benefits of artichoke for the digestive system
If the aforementioned benefits are not a sufficient reason to make you eat artichoke, then its
amazing benefits for the digestive system may encourage you to take it, and these include:
Cinnarine found in artichoke hearts stimulates the secretion of the liver by a special fluid
that plays a major role in the processes of digestion and absorption of fats and fat-soluble
vitamins in the small intestine.

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