Treat Your Fatty Liver with These 5 Artichoke Recipes
Nonalcoholic fatty liver is a disorder characterized by triglyceride buildup, cell inflammation, and the presence of different fatty fibrosis in this organ.
According to data from the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), artichoke is a food that contains proteins, fiber, phosphorus, potassium, sterols, and cynarin. Therefore, it’s a good option to supplement the diet.
According to studies, there are certain artichoke (Cynara scolymus) extracts that are potentially beneficial for human health.
Those who consider that its regular consumption, within a healthy lifestyle, can contribute to the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver.
Artichoke fatty liver remedies
Below, we’ll discuss some of the most popular artichoke remedies that are usually recommended in case of non-alcoholic fatty liver.
1. Artichoke and turmeric soup
Turmeric artichoke broth has diuretic properties that can be beneficial for fatty liver. Make it the following way:
- 2 artichokes
- Sea salt (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric (4 g)
- 2 cups of water (500 ml)
Instructions and consumption
- Cook the artichokes and the turmeric for 30 minutes.
- Add sea salt to taste.
- Eat a half hour before meals.
2. Roasted artichokes with lemon
People who love artichokes enjoy their flavor and benefit from it more when it’s roasted in an oven or grilled. If you wrap it in aluminum foil and cook it for at least 40 minutes, it should be enough time for the heart to be very tender.
In order to give them a touch of flavor, we recommend seasoning them with lemon juice, black pepper, olive oil, and sea salt. The result is delicious and can be an appetizer or a side-dish.
3. Cold artichoke, radish, and beet salad
If you want a remedy that’s also a cold remedy for hot days, we recommend eating artichoke in a salad.
Combine it with two medicinal ingredients that will help prevent you from having a fatty liver:
- Radishes. They’re bitter and spicy and 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. They help treat fatty liver and other hepatic conditions. This is due to their antioxidant content. They’re also beneficial because they aid in preventing fats from oxidizing.
4. Rosemary tea
A simple way of using an artichoke remedy consists of preparing a medicinal infusion with its leaves and the stems. This way, you can reserve the heart to cook it later and take advantage of the entire plant. However, you should be aware that its flavor is very bitter. Also, you can combine it with rosemary.
Due to its ursolic acid content, this medicinal plant protects the liver function. It reduces inflammation and improves the blood flow and reduces cholesterol.
5. Artichoke leaves and milk thistle
Artichoke capsules or tablets can facilitate the digestion of fats and big meals in general. However, you can also find some supplements that contain other medicinal plants as well.
Milk thistle is considered another remedy for liver diseases, thanks to its regenerative capacity. You can also take advantage of the benefits of turmeric, boldo, or dandelion. In addition, vitamin B7 (choline) helps fat not buildup or deposit in the liver.
Add artichoke to your diet
If you want to take a supplement, always do it under medical or naturopathical supervision.
It’s important to note that some natural remedies can affect certain medications or that they shouldn’t be taken for long periods of time without taking breaks.