Benefits of Artichoke
RICH IN DIETARY FIBER
The vegetable is rich in dietary fiber which supports a healthy digestive system. This helps to prevent constipation. In research at Comenius University in Slovakia, artichoke leaf extract was studied for its ability to inhibit growth of leukaemia cells. Over a 24 hour period, leukaemia cells were treated with a variety of concentrations of artichoke leaf extract, with results suggesting that it slows down the reproduction of the leukaemia cells while inducing apoptosis of these cells as well.