What Nutrition Experts Have to Say About Artichokes
Here at Ocean Mist Farms, we are passionate about providing our consumers with a large variety of sustainably grown vegetables. We believe that by filling our plates with vegetables, we are properly fueling our bodies with the essential nutrients and energy it needs to feel our best. Beyond their delicious taste, many have called our high-quality artichokes a superfood. We’re sharing some of our most trusted sources that also believe we should be eating more artichokes due to the incredible benefits they have to offer.
Mary Jane Brown, PhD, RD at Healthline provides a comprehensive list of the evidence-based health benefits of artichokes. To summarize her article, artichokes are extremely nutrient dense by offering high amounts of fiber, protein, and vitamins. They can also help mitigate other health concerns, such as lowering bad cholesterol and blood sugar, regulating blood pressure, and improving liver and digestive health. Rich in both nutrients and flavor, it’s time to make artichokes your go-to vegetable!
Artichokes are not quite as challenging to prepare as most people believe, and the health benefits they provide are confirmation that we should be incorporating them into our meals more frequently. Christian Kloger at The Daily Meal quotes Dr. Michael S. Fenster, MD, says this on artichokes being both tasty and nourishing: “While the tender heart is buttery smooth with a pleasing, subtle, yet hearty flavor, it packs a powerful punch.” Kloger also includes 9 helpful ways to deliciously cook your artichokes. Whether you bake in the oven or add them to your pizza, there are plenty of ways to get creative and switch up how you use this versatile veggie.
In addition to being extremely high in fiber, artichokes are known to be one of the top vegetables for high levels of anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Melissa Romero references the expertise of Nour Zibdeh, MS, RD, when sharing that artichokes have disease-fighting polyphenols and about how to get the most nutrients out of the vegetable. Romero also includes helpful tips on how to choose, store, and prepare artichokes, so you can keep them on hand at all times!
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