Are artichokes good for you?


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When prepared correctly, artichokes are nutritious vegetables, according to WebMD.com. Artichokes are high in vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber and folate, and they are also a good source of antioxidants.

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Artichokes provide the seventh highest source of antioxidants on the USDA's top 20 antioxidant-rich foods list, according to WebMD.com. Artichokes are used to reduce the symptoms of heartburn and can alleviate symptoms associated with alcohol hangover. Artichokes can also relieve nausea, stomach pain, indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome. A serving of artichokes contains 185 calories, 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, 21 milligrams of cholesterol, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fat and 402 milligrams of sodium.

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