Health benefits of Jerusalem artichoke

Health benefits of Jerusalem artichoke

You shouldn’t mix Jerusalem artichoke with typical artichoke because it more resembles ginger root than this vegetable. The texture of Jerusalem artichoke is similar to the one of potato and it can be easily eaten raw or after being steamed lightly. This vegetable is rich in several different vitamins and minerals, such as sugar, vitamins C, B1, protein, carotene, iron, phosporus and andinulin, so it has many protective health benefits and should definitely be included into your menu.

Jerusalem artichokes are very useful and almost irreplaceable for people suffering from cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Patients with diabetes are recommended to start taking the juice made from this vegetable: just chop its root, pour over some boiling water and let this mixture stand for 2 – 3 hours. You should drink 3 – 4 tablespoons of this tea each day. In addition, in order to improve vegetable insulin levels in your blood, you can also use fresh juice of this delicious vegetable.

You can also prepare Jerusalem artichokes in other way: clean and peel their roots and boil them in water for 15 – 20 minutes. Additionally, make the porridge (you can add some butter to improve the taste) or pour some vegetable stock to make a soup. Including this porridge or soup into your diet will give you surprising results if you want to improve your body lines. Jerusalem artichokes have plenty of fiber that additionally helps for the stomach, bowels and colon. One cup of Jerusalem artichoke gives about 2.5 g of beneficial fiber, which is about 10 percent of what you need to consume each day! According to the latest research, fiber can help to reduce the developing heart disease and lower the risk of a heart attack as well. So, don’t forget Jerusalem artichoke!



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