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Artichoke diet, a very cleansing diet

by Georgia Ede
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The artichoke diet Why is it so effective?

This diet is one of the most famous and also one of the most effective since the artichoke has very beneficial properties for our body.

It is a vegetable that provides many nutrients and has a low caloric intake and not everyone’s taste, it has multiple ways of cooking it and it is very versatile, as it combines well with multiple foods.

The artichoke is a highly diuretic food that allows you to eliminate excess fluids retained in your body. In addition, as it is a vegetable that lacks carbohydrate intake and its caloric intake is very low, it makes us lose weight quickly.

The feeling of satiety produced by its consumption is quite fast and is maintained over time, so it is a good ally to reduce appetite.

It is also an easy diet to carry out because it is not one of those that you can only eat one type of food, we must consume enough artichokes to notice its effects, but not only artichokes. Which allows you to easily adapt your menu.

We can cook it steamed, grilled, or baked and even eat them raw, canned, which provide us with very few calories as well. Due to its versatility and its low caloric intake, we can combine the artichoke with other ingredients to complete stews or garnishes.

With the artichoke diet you can lose 4 kilos in a week . It is a fast diet due to its high diuretic power, if you have retained fluids you will start to lose weight from the first day.

You must follow a maintenance diet to avoid regaining the lost weight, and continue eating artichokes to benefit from their properties once you have achieved the desired weight.

The properties of the artichoke

The artichoke has a contribution of 60 calories per 100 grams. It is a vegetable rich in Vitamin B, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.

It has a hepatoprotective function, that is, it protects the liver. In addition, it has the ability to lower blood cholesterol and lower blood pressure.

It is considered an antidiabetic vegetable since it lowers the level of sugar in the blood.

The most interesting property when it comes to losing weight is diuretics since it provides the  elimination of liquids , as well as the elimination of toxins, which allows us to purify our body and avoid the retention of liquids very typical of women of age fertile and women who have just entered menopause.

It is a very suitable vegetable for those who suffer from high uric acid, gout or arthritis problems.

In addition, its high fiber content helps us in gastrointestinal problems, and its consumption on a regular basis; makes digestions faster and thus the body does not accumulate toxins from feces that are not released in time. That is, when feces remain in the body, they begin to release toxins for longer than they should and retain water to make the feces softer and facilitate defecation.

The quintessential property of the artichoke apart from diuretics is its ability to  burn fat  so it becomes an essential food for diets, it is purely digestive, so digestion will be easy.

It is one of the most satisfying vegetables so, by removing our appetite, we will avoid snacking between meals.

 Tips on the artichoke diet

  • You should  drink at least 2 liters of water a day , even if you have fluid retention. The only way to eliminate fluid retention is to keep the body in an optimal state of hydration and consume draining products that help us to eliminate it correctly.
  • Remember that the allowed fruit is: pineapple, apple, pear, kiwi, plums, tangerines, orange, grapefruit and watermelon.
  • You must eat 5 meals a day so that fasting gaps do not occur that make the body demand that we eat foods that fill us up quickly and give us energy.
  • Bet on seasonal vegetables combined with artichoke.
  • Do not skip any of the meals, make your breakfast the most important meal of the day along with the meal. During the afternoon and at night, bet on light ash that the body burns more easily. If you want to see light dinners to lose weight click here
  • The dairy products that you consume that are always skimmed, to reduce the contribution of fats.
  • Try not to add excess fat to meals, with the oil and sauce generated by cooking is enough.
  • Get regular moderate exercise to burn more calories. This way you will lose weight faster and healthier. In addition, the lost weight will be maintained for longer, thus eliminating the risk of having a rebound effect.
  • If you want the effects to be greater, you can take a natural artichoke concentrate,  which you can find in herbalists or even in pharmacies. There are different forms, in syrup to dilute in water or in drops, you can also find artichoke concentrate tablets . We must always make sure that these products are made from natural extracts , so as not to harm our health.
  • A good combination of foods that enhances the results of this diet is the diet of artichoke combined with pineapple . Since pineapple is very draining and diuretic, so the effects are noticed earlier.

Weekly artichoke diet menu

MONDAY
Breakfast
A coffee with milk and two slices of whole wheat bread lightly spread with butter and diet jam, or with cooked turkey.
Midmorning
An orange or grapefruit juice or an infusion.
Meal
Raw artichoke salad with pieces of Serrano ham, garlic; Dressed with oil, apple cider vinegar, cumin, pepper and salt. A piece of fruit.
Mid afternoon
A biscuit of flax bread with a slice of ham and an infusion or a piece of fruit.
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Boiled artichokes with a mushroom scramble. A piece of fruit.

 

TUESDAY
Breakfast
A coffee with milk and two slices of whole wheat bread lightly spread with butter and diet jam, or with cooked turkey.
Midmorning
An orange or grapefruit juice or an infusion.
Meal
Brown rice with artichokes and broccoli and an apple.
Mid afternoon
A biscuit of flax bread with a slice of ham and an infusion or a piece of fruit.
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Boiled artichokes with a mushroom scramble. A piece of fruit.

 

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast
A coffee with milk and two slices of whole wheat bread lightly spread with butter and diet jam, or with cooked turkey.
Midmorning
An orange or grapefruit juice or an infusion.
Meal
Mixed salad without corn and a tortilla and a grilled artichoke and a grilled hake fillet.
Mid afternoon
A biscuit of flax bread with a slice of ham and an infusion or a piece of fruit.
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Artichoke cream and a fresh cheese salad with tomato and oregano.

 

THURSDAY
Breakfast
A coffee with milk and two slices of whole wheat bread lightly spread with butter and diet jam, or with cooked turkey.
Midmorning
An orange or grapefruit juice or an infusion.
Meal
Salad of boiled artichokes with goat cheese and a grilled chicken breast.
Mid afternoon
A biscuit of flax bread with a slice of ham and an infusion or a piece of fruit.
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Vegetable stew (artichoke, pepper, mushrooms, asparagus, aubergine, zucchini and tomato).

 

FRIDAY
Breakfast
A coffee with milk and two slices of whole wheat bread lightly spread with butter and diet jam, or with cooked turkey.
Midmorning
An orange or grapefruit juice or an infusion.
Meal
Vegetable gratin including artichoke (with light béchamel) and melted cheese on top in the oven and two grilled loin fillets.
Mid afternoon
A biscuit of flax bread with a slice of ham and an infusion or a piece of fruit.
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Artichoke cream and a salad of various lettuces with cucumber, tomato and dill with a piece of cheese.

 

SATURDAY
Breakfast
A coffee with milk and two slices of whole wheat bread lightly spread with butter and diet jam, or with cooked turkey.
Midmorning
An orange or grapefruit juice or an infusion.
Meal
Artichokes stuffed with mushrooms with a chopped hard-boiled egg and a bit of light béchamel gratin. A piece of fruit.
Mid afternoon
A biscuit of flax bread with a slice of ham and an infusion or a piece of fruit.
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 Choice of grilled vegetables and steamed hake. An infusion.
SUNDAY
Breakfast
A coffee with milk and two slices of whole wheat bread lightly spread with butter and diet jam, or with cooked turkey.
Midmorning
An orange or grapefruit juice or an infusion.
Meal
Artichokes with tomato sauce with sautéed onion and cumin. A grilled chicken breast.
Mid afternoon
A biscuit of flax bread with a slice of ham and an infusion or a piece of fruit.
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Vegetable stew (artichoke, pepper, mushrooms, asparagus, aubergine, zucchini and tomato).

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