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How Healthy Is An Artichoke?

Are you looking to up your game in the kitchen? Okay, maybe not to a five star chief status but, at least create the illusion that you know what you are doing. Artichokes are a great way to do just that and they are also extremely healthy for you too. Artichokes have a tendency to look very intimidating in the kitchen. Don’t worry, here at Ask Dr. Dee we want you to succeed in establishing healthy habits. As such, we are going to give you the tools you will need to be successful and the knowledge about how each food is incentive to encourage you to try them out. Get ready to find out why you should add artichokes to your menu for spring and an easy recipe to make you look like a pro.

Hard Work Pays Off

Artichokes are often overlooked in the store due to their shape. Artichokes are a type of thistle and like most thistles they are designed to be intimidating. If you have never had the opportunity to try these tasty little flowers, get ready to add them to your list of favorite foods. Artichokes have a number of health benefits that make them an ideal choice for your seasonal menu. They are high in fiber which is great for digestion, weight management, and diabetes regulation. Artichokes are a great source of iron making them ideal for preventing anemia and fatigue. They can help lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, and reduce risk for cardiovascular disease. 

Great For Your Health!

Artichokes are high in antioxidants which are beneficial to improving the skin in appearance and health. They are great for boosting your immune system, improving liver health, and promoting bone and joint health. One of my favorite qualities about artichokes is their ability to help treat leaky gut by supporting healthy bacterial growthing in your digestive tract and their detoxifying properties. Now that you have a new found love and admiration for the artichoke we will show you just how easy it is to eat them.

Roasted Artichokes

Gluten Free Vegan Serves 4

  • 3 Artichokes Fresh
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Large Lemons
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Vegan Butter
  • ½ tsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 6 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme

Directions: 

Trim artichokes and cut in half. With a spoon remove the choke of artichoke. Rub with lemon wedge on all sides. Melt butter and combine with avocado oil. Lightly brush artichokes with mixture (you don’t want to use a lot the remaining portion will be used for the dipping sauce). Place artichokes into a baking dish cut side up. Add garlic and thyme sprig to center of artichoke. Roast uncovered for 10 minutes at 375 degrees fahrenheit. Cover loosely with foil and roast until tender. Once roasted drizzle lemon juice lightly over. Add any remaining lemon juice to remaining oil and ghee dipping sauce. This is a light and refreshing side dish or snack that will have you craving more.

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A happy and healthy life is closer than you may think. Our health is something that we all have to deal with daily, and when we don’t feel our best, it shows. If you are tired of just making it through your day then you NEED to start investing in your health today! You are not alone on this journey. If you ever need any help I am always here to do just that. Even if it is something as small as just acting as a sounding board. Do you have any questions or concerns I can help you with? Feel free to contact me directly at [email protected] or you can even book a one-on-one call with me. Be sure to subscribe to gain access to tons of free goodies and check back daily for more great recipes and information!

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