Artichoke Heals the Body and Mind

Recipes for Health on The New York Times
The edgy bite of artichokes is a testament to its many remedial properties. Not only does the vegetable aid the eyes and liver, but its time-consuming preparation provides a pause from life's stresses. ...
... Whenever I find bitterness in a vegetable, I suspect that there are beneficial ingredients hidden within. Artichokes, for instance — although they aren’t overly bitter, the flavor has a definite edge. No surprise, then, to learn that they are a rich source of silymarin, an antioxidant thought to be the active ingredient in milk thistle, traditionally used in many cultures to treat liver, gallbladder and digestive disorders. Artichokes also are a good source of magnesium, potassium and ...
Full Story: In the Humble Artichoke, a Lesson in Patience; By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN




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