It is more than proven that healthy weight loss is possible and with the artichoke you can lose weight naturally . The novelties in this field do not stop and the youngest element in the fight against overweight is the artichoke .

This plant has properties that stimulate the digestion of fats and help in the reduction of bad cholesterol ( LDL ) and triglycerides . Together it is of great help to lose weight while helping the body to better organize itself to eliminate impurities.

The artichoke increases the volume of urine, more easily accumulated elimination (acts diuretic), eliminates accumulated toxic waste, purifying and helping in the activation of the mechanisms that cleanse the body and promote healthy and rapid weight loss .

How to use artichoke to lose weight

The artichoke can be consumed in various ways and if the recipe is healthy you can always take advantage of its benefits to lose weight naturally .

Artichoke tea

In the case of artichoke tea, you should drink one liter per day (estimate, consult a specialist before using any recipe). Should be served in a time to make and store the tea.

How to prepare it:

Boil for a maximum of five minutes and then cover properly cooled, strain and drink without sugar or sweeteners. To save money, keep the tea in the refrigerator.

Steamed artichokes, stuffed or in salads

Another option is to eat the steamed artichoke, as it has exactly the same benefits for weight loss . Remember that none of this will work if it is not followed by physical activity or an advance in regulation of the causes that cause weight gain in each particular case.

Are there any contraindications?

People prone to allergies or who have any obstruction of the bile duct (structures that carry bile) should not ingest the artichoke without medical consultation or recommendation of a nutritionist. It should not be used while breastfeeding, because it can lead to a reduction in milk secretion, therefore it should not be used by pregnant women. However, for people in normal conditions, no side effects were found in the consumption of artichoke.

More benefits of artichoke

Other benefits of the artichoke apart from helping in weight loss and lose weight naturally are:

  • The artichoke helps in curing liver disease.
  • It reduces bad cholesterol , the artichoke is also good for diabetes since it regulates glucose levels ( its leaves reduce the rate of sugar in the blood ), it is also beneficial to treat hypertension and anemia.
  • Helps fight hardening of the arteries as it has an antisclerotic effect.
  • Finally, remember that you should consume the artichoke as soon as possible because, like any other legume, its properties can lose over time. Also, remember to consume artichoke extract responsibly and in the way that is healthiest for your needs.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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