rtichoke is one of the popular winter months’ edible flower bud. Though, it could be difficult to consume but it contains vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants galore. Artichoke leaves are extremely beneficial for lessening the risk of heart disease and cancer. Artichokes are packed with phytonutrients such as quercetin, rutin, gallic acid, and cynarin and all of them protect against cancer, heart disease, liver dysfunction, high cholesterol and diabetes. Here are some artichoke benefits.
One of the main causes of heart disease is high cholesterol. Cholesterol blocks up in walls of blood vessels and heart’s arteries leading to obstruction in oxygenated blood flow to heart and as a result coronary heart disease and stroke. Phytochemicals in artichokes reduce LDL and promote HDL. The main powerful substance found in artichokes for reducing LDL cholesterol is cynarin.