2. Artichoke - Believe it or not, this food is actually a thistle and we've been eating it for hundreds of years. Artichokes are a natural digestive aid and provide health benefits to the digestive tract, it benefits the liver protecting against toxins and infection, and can aid in cholesterol reduction.
- Note: When buying an artichoke, look for an even, green color with as little brown discoloration as possible. Try to choose one with tighter leaves that feels firm and weighty. Finally, squeeze the artichoke and listen for a squeak.
- How to Prepare: Steam it, and eat it warm or cold perhaps with a lemon yogurt dip