Since ancient times been attributed to the preventive properties artichoke different ailments and diseases. These are some of the applications in which its action has proved more effective:
It is shown that eating artichokes is usually effective in reducing levels of bad cholesterol, primarily through the action of the fiber, forming viscous gels which determine the fat and cholesterol in the gut, reducing absorption. Another of its components, sterols, enhances the action of the fiber and interferes with the absorption of cholesterol from food.
Its rich fiber slows the absorption of glucose, so it maintains stable blood sugar levels. Furthermore, the cinarina and other substances have a mild hypoglycaemic action. (more…)