by Justin Cross

Artichokes help relieve digestion irregularities by increasing bile levels in the digestive tract. Bile's most important component are the acids which act as detergents dissolving fatty acids. These acids allow excretion and absorption of fatty acids in the diet. As little as 125 mg of artichoke has been seen to double production of bile in some studies. The chemicals within artichokes that stimulate bile production are cynarin and scolymoside.

Artichokes can help people with slow acting livers; kidney disease and, high cholesterol levels in blood. If you have an upset stomach often after eating fatty foods artichoke may be what you need to relieve your pain.



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