Artichokes

💓Artichokes💓 
Besides being gorgeous, artichokes are incredible for health🤗
📍Great for liver and gut health because it stimulates bile production to help digestion, it's high in fiber (great for diabetics to manage blood sugar, helpful to reduce cholesterol, and help with weight loss), and nourishes the gut cells.
📍good source of non-heme iron
📍High in antioxidants and phytonutrients- which keeps cells healthy, reduces cancer cell growth, keeps us looking young, etc.
📍Decreases inflammation and great for the heart.

So go grab a few from your local farmer's market or grocery store and enjoy this simple recipe:

Cut off the thorns from the leaves, 3/4" off the top and a bit of the stem. 
Steam for 30-35 mins with water that has some lemon juice, garlic and bay leaf. 
Dip it in some walnut/hemp/olive oil mixed with fresh lemon! YUM!

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