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Health benefits of artichokes, according to a dietitian

Novella Lui, RD, M.H.Sc., on

Published in Health & Fitness

Spinach and artichoke dip is delicious, but it’s not the only way to enjoy artichokes. Fresh artichokes are in season in the spring and fall, and if these pinecone-looking veggies are new to you, here's what you need to know about their nutrition, health benefits and how you can include them in your meals.

Artichoke nutrition

One serving of marinated artichoke hearts (about 1 ounce) contains:

While the heart provides some nutrition, the whole artichoke, which also includes the edible meat at the base of the petals and the center of the stem, offers more nutrients. A medium artichoke (about 5 ounces) has:

Artichoke health benefits

1. Keeps you full


One medium artichoke provides about 7 grams of fiber, almost one-third of your daily recommended fiber intake, which helps increase satiety after meals, stabilize blood glucose levels, lower cholesterol and decrease the risk for heart disease, stroke and several cancers.

2. Strengthens your bones

For each artichoke you eat, you'll get up to one-fifth of the recommended daily intake for vitamin K. This vitamin plays an important role in bone health, blood clotting and wound healing.

3. Protects your brain


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