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October 29, 2017

Recipe: Marinated Artichoke Hearts on Romaine

by Wendy Myers

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The artichoke is an edible flower bud from the Mediterranean. It’s been consumed for its medicinal qualities and health benefits since ancient times. They may not have known why it was good for them, but thanks to modern science, we do!

Not only do artichokes bind to the “bad” or LDL cholesterol in the intestines, preventing it from being absorbed, but it also helps your body get rid of existing cholesterol. Thus, lowering the total cholesterol levels in the blood.

Artichokes are also full of antioxidants and minerals like copper, calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus and potassium. Potassium helps control the heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium. So, as it turns out, artichoke hearts are good for your heart! Read More…

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