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Soothe Your Stomach with this Vegetable

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health

Good news for people who get indigestion. And just in time for the holidays…

Research has found that one of the oldest cultivated plants can help relieve symptoms of indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

German researchers tested this plant extract.1 They gave 129 subjects this extract twice a day. The remaining  took a placebo. After six weeks the extract group showed significant signs of improvement. The plant extract alleviated symptoms of functional dyspepsia. Also known as indigestion.

In another U.K. study, adults with dyspepsia and IBS took the extract for two months.2 The results showed significant improvement. IBS incidences decreased by 26.4 percent. While on the extract, the subjects experienced less constipation and diarrhea. Adults who suffered from indigestion had amazing results too. Their symptoms decreased by 41 percent. All subjects noted a 20 percent increase in quality of life due to the plant extract relief.

You’ll never guess what this ancient plant is, either…

It’s the artichoke!

Most people enjoy the heart of the plant. But the leaves hold the real health punch. Artichokes are packed with phytonutrients to help treat an array of illnesses.

But how do artichokes relieve stomach pains and symptoms?

It contains a phytonutrient called cynarin that helps offer relief by stimulating the production of bile.3

Food, water, air, and anything else in the environment can poison our body. Having proper bile flow is important. It eliminates waste.

When bile flow is interrupted, that’s when the problems start. Stomach pains, nausea, vomiting, bloating, gas…

The compound in artichokes helps the insides of your body to constantly flush out any toxins. That helps relieve you of pain and discomfort (and possibly embarrassment).

Our suggestion? Have some artichokes as an appetizer.  They get your liver working right off the bat.

You can find the extract in capsule form at your local health food store. Or, just for liver maintenance, add some artichokes to your diet. Add them to salads and pastas. They won’t just make your meal taste better… they’ll help you feel better.

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1 http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14653829
2 http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15353023
3 http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22251096