JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
BENEFITS OF JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE
Jerusalem artichoke contains a lot of fiber
Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) is an annual plant of the Compositae family, closely related to sunflower.
Jerusalem artichoke for diabetes
Because it is high in inulin, Jerusalem artichoke helps regulate blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. The tuber contains besides fiber, minerals collaborating in this antidiabetic action, such as copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc.
Jerusalem artichoke for low-fat diets and "bad cholesterol"
Jerusalem artichoke is a very suitable food to lose weight and to improve cardiovascular health. It can be used to replace potato diets. The dietary fiber it contains brings fullness, and together with its low-fat content, makes this food a good ally in diets for obesity.
Jerusalem artichoke for digestive problems
Jerusalem artichoke contains heliangine, a bitter principle with digestive properties. This component stimulates the secretions of the stomach (stomachic) and gallbladder (cholagogue), being a remedy for indigestion, dyspepsia or slow digestion.
The Jerusalem artichoke can be a very suitable food for celiac diets where fiber intake is often scarce.
Some people may feel bloated or experience abdominal pain after eating artichokes. Generally, people suffering bloating after eating artichokes, will probably feel the same with Jerusalem artichoke, since both foods are rich in inulin.
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