Globe artichokes are very high in inulin, a type of sugar that helps stabilise blood sugar levels by slowing the release of glucose from other foods.
They also contain a compound called caffeoylquinic acid which is thought to protect the liver from inflammatory damage and increase the production and flow of bile. This offers protection from gallstones and relief from constipation (bile is the body’s own natural laxative).
Some trials using artichoke extract also show reductions in bad cholesterol (LDL).
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