Artichoke Benefits

I have always enjoyed my meals with artichoke, but was never a true fan. This may have been in part due to my intimidation of this lovely veggie. If you are wondering how to prep an artichoke, here's a video to show you exactly how to trim them to get to the goodness. And if you are considering adding artichokes to your dishes, I have listed some health benefits to help persuade you. :-)

10 Health Benefits of Artichokes:
  • Reduces bad cholesterol
  • Good for liver health
  • High in anti-oxidants
  • High in fiber
  • Maintains a healthy heart
  • Anti-cancer
  • Diuretic
  • Improves digestion
  • Glucose stabilizer
  • Relieves hypertension
While living in Houston, TX, I frequented a restaurant called Baby Barnaby's and they make a killer Green Eggs dish, with artichokes. If you are ever in the Houston area, it is definitely worth checking out!