not only does this salad look great but it is also super healthy - not so surprising i guess since it is a salad after all but it is one super ingredient that really offers a health kick - artichokes!
in a study of the antioxidant content of 1,000 different foods, artichokes (which contain quercertin, rutin, anthocyanins, cynarin, luteolin, and silymarin) ranked seventh
studies have also shown that artichokes can cause apoptosis (programmed cell death) and lower cell proliferation rates in a variety of cancers (including cancers of the prostate breast and luekemia)
on the subject of digestive health, artichokes are a natural diuretic, improve gallbladder function (bile production), lower LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) levels whilst raising HDL cholesterol (the good kind) levels, and aid in digestion due to their high fibre content
recommendations have been made to include an artichoke each day – diced in a salad such as this – to reap the health benefits of this super food!