Artichoke

Artichokes are pretty cool. Not only do they look awesome, they also have a whole host of nutrition benefits. A member of the thistle family (just look at those thick, thorn-like ‘leaves’), this hero vegetable is a key ingredient in our new Replenish Me Artichoke Shots. Read on to find out why.

 

 

Full of fibre

Vegetables are insanely good for us and part of the reason for this is their fibre content. Some say fibre helps us ‘stay regular’ and official guidelines from the British Nutrition foundation recommend we consume around 30g per day (BNF 2019). Whilst few us manage to hit this target, adding more veggies into our day is an easy solution. For example, broccoli contains 2.5g of fibre per 100g; pretty good, huh? However, artichokes contain a whopping 9g per 100g (DH 1991)! 

 

Packed with plant protein

Aside from its impressive fibre content, artichokes are also high in protein, which is essential for muscle maintenance. Plant-based sources of protein are kinder to the environment as well as our budgets, so no wonder many of us are looking to shift towards a more vegan lifestyle. Include artichoke as part of your plant-based repertoire; a 100g serving contains 6% of an adult’s recommended intake of protein (DH 1991).

 

Love your Liver

Antioxidants help to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and foods like berries and artichokes are rich in antioxidants. If you’ve had one too many pints at the pub, perhaps tuck into some artichokes. Our Replenish Me Artichoke Shots are travel-sized gems that contain curcumin (the main active compound in turmeric) for an additional antioxidant hit – now there’s a shot you won’t regret.

 

Good for the gut

The topic of gut health has received huge attention over the last few years. This is because our “good” gut bacteria, help to keep the gut flora happy.  Thus, having a thriving colony of probiotics living in the gut is important. Prebiotics, such as inulin, act as food for these healthy helpers and, guess what; artichokes are a fantastic source! The bottom line: feeding yourself with artichokes will in turn feed your body’s good bacteria.

We absolutely love artichokes so had to include them in our new Replenish Me Artichoke Shots. This delicious daily shot delivers a convenient hit of goodness tailored to your lifestyle needs; after workouts, a late night, or stressful work meeting. Get your paws on them today by shopping.

 

References 

BNF (British Nutrition Foundation) .2019. Dietary Fibre, https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/basics/fibre.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=a8bbd5cdb492d52b9a9798d536d8027ff5890bec-1575672599-0-AVg9cFlwxPct5PlCIxqQxjoNSbG4VOwK0nBJURv40ifGmjHDo8lXa7f8jyeNl1vL0AEt61aBX4o4fJJHDQBCIqYxfpGQT_RHSZ_X-eVPCDOEUZefZntXsx5G4iIx07xX5F0Me85JfmihH90ld8WwnipcNtzn_G1ysdYmt0KNDqnBgcjjEH6Bib-T4OVeLbSkKPR2Cucyg7NgVUQpu6mDYMnmTVeKdMn_HJWdS3hS_jIKM-2jTQVd5zM-KR-fl3Yp8KFZfuIDOJeD0DAmrOVpkyYqG3EV6GB8bin8G5SrXiINsG1PnU7u6t2rGnoKexwfColrsERmTF9s7_S0P1SxHk7N6_cwAU8e3Qn3xziUkSZ-

DH (Department of Health). 1991. Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom

Sizer, F.S. and Whitney, E. (2017) Nutrition Concepts and Controversies 15th Edition. Cengage Learning Inc

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