Fatty Liver: Treat It with 5 Artichoke Remedies
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a disorder characterized by an accumulation of triglycerides, cell inflammation, and the presence of different fatty fibrosis in this organ.
According to data from the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), artichokes contain proteins, fiber, phosphorus, potassium, sterols, and cynarin. Thus, it’s a good supplement to your diet.
Furthermore, according to studies, certain artichoke (Cynara scolymus) extracts are potentially beneficial for human health.
Its regular consumption, along with a healthy lifestyle, can contribute to the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver.
Treat your fatty liver with these artichoke remedies
Below, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular artichoke remedies that people usually recommend in order to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver.
1. Artichoke-turmeric soup
This turmeric-artichoke soup has diuretic properties that can have positive effects on a fatty liver. This is how you make it:
- 2 artichokes
- Sea salt (to taste)
- 2 c. of water (50 ml.)
- 1 tsp. of ground turmeric (4 g.)
Instructions and eating
- Cook the artichokes and the turmeric for 30 minutes
- Add sea salt to taste
- Eat a half hour before meals, as an appetizer
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2. Treat your fatty liver with roasted artichokes and lemon
People who love artichokes will further enjoy their flavor, and obtain more benefits, if they grill them. You can wrap it in aluminum foil and cook it for at least 40 minutes. Just enough to make the heart tender.
You can give them a touch of flavor by seasoning them with lemon juice, black pepper, olive oil, and sea salt. The result is delicious and can be an appetizer or a side.
3. Cold artichoke-radish-beet salad
If you want a remedy that’s also refreshing on hot days, we recommend eating artichoke in a salad.
You can add two medicinal ingredients that’ll help you treat fatty liver:
- Radishes: bitter and spicy, this vegetables improve liver function and aid in the production of bile. They’re also rich in vitamin C. You can eat their leaves as well!
- Red beets: these help treat your fatty liver and other hepatic conditions. This is due to their antioxidant and betaine content. They’re also good for your liver because they keep fats from oxidizing.
4. Treat your fatty liver with rosemary tea
A simple artichoke remedy consists of a medicinal infusion with its leaves and the stems. This way, you can reserve the heart to cook it later to take advantage of the whole plant. However, be aware that its flavor is very bitter. Furthermore, you can also add rosemary.
Due to its ursolic acid content, this medicinal plant promotes liver function. This is because it reduces inflammation, improves blood flow, and reduces cholesterol.
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5. Artichoke leaves and milk thistle
Artichoke capsules or tablets can facilitate the digestion of fats and big meals in general. Furthermore, you can also find some supplements that contain other medicinal plants.
Milk thistle is another remedy to promote liver function due to its regenerative capacity. You can also take advantage of the health properties of turmeric, boldo, and dandelion. In addition, vitamin B7 (choline) promotes proper liver function and prevents fatty liver.
Add artichoke to your diet
If you want to take a supplement, always do it under medical or naturopathic supervision.
It’s important to note that some natural remedies can alter the effects of certain medications and that you shouldn’t take them for long periods and without breaks in between.
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