At the time of purify the liver (plan that we should carry out at least once a year to cleanse and detoxify this important organ of our body), there are certain foods and medicinal plants that can be very useful.
Regarding medicinal plants, it is the case, for example, of the dandelion or the Marian thistle . The first aid in the cleansing process of the body in general, while the second is useful to protect the health of our liver by helping in the regeneration of liver cells.
When it comes to food, there is no doubt that the artichokes they become one of the most appropriate natural products that not only should not be lacking in the purifying diet, but in a balanced diet.
Taking into account many of the properties of the artichoke , we find that it is a healthy low calorie food (you can learn more about it by reading our special on the artichoke calories ), useful to purify our liver and our body in general, which helps to metabolize fats and, in addition, is recommended in slimming diets.
With all these virtues, there is no doubt that it is more than advisable to know a little more about the nutritional contribution of the artichoke . What are your main nutritional values ?.
Nutritional contribution of the artichoke
100 grams of artichoke provide:
- Calories : 40 calories.
- Carbohydrates : 7.8 gr.
- Proteins : 2.1 gr.
- Water : 85 gr.
- Fat : 0.1 gr.
- Fiber : 2 gr.
- Vitamins : vitamin C (8 mg.), vitamin B1 (0.15 mg.) and vitamin B6 (0.07 mg.).
- Minerals : potassium (350 mg.), phosphorus (90 mg.), calcium (50 mg.), magnesium (25 mg.) and iron (1 mg.).
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