A Delicious Way to Boost Immunity

Now, more than ever, it's important to take extra measures to boost your immunity, particularly your body's ability to fight sickness and disease. Luckily, artichokes are a powerful and delicious food that can boost your immune system and fight inflammation. Read on for 3 specific ways that artichokes can help you maintain optimal health. Then check out our Artichoke Nutrition page for more on why artichokes have rightly earned the title of "superfood."


A strong gut = a strong immune system

Artichokes contain both pre- and pro-biotics. Prebiotics are plant fibers that probiotics, or healthy bacteria in the gut, feed on (Mayo Clinic). It is essential to have both in order to maintain a healthy microbiome which has been shown to positively impact your immune system starting in the gut. I have a gut feeling you need more artichokes in your diet! 😉


Antioxidants to rid immune-suppressing cells

Ranked as the #1 vegetable in antioxidant value, artichokes help combat oxidative stress in the body. What does this mean? According to Kim Kirchherr, R.D., artichokes are high in polyphenols (a special type of antioxidant), which can repair the free radical damaged cells that impairs your immune function and cause aging... ugh. Want a detox without the juice cleanse? Join me as we eat our hearts out on artichokes instead!


Fight that Inflammation!

I'm sure you know that stress and inflammation in the body  weaken the immune system. It's likely you've gotten sick after a stretch of poor sleep and/or diet,  both causes of inflammation in the body in the short and long-term. Artichokes have shown to be anti-inflammatory and to support the immune system. Again, another reason to eat this delicious and powerful vegetable!

Check out our Artichoke Nutrition Page for a complete guide to this superfood!

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Diana McClean
Growing up on California's central coast, I enjoyed delicious artichokes around the family dinner table and always on Christmas Eve! It is beyond perfection that I now market artichokes for a living and get to share the Ocean Mist Farms story and my love of all things fresh.
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