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It's No Practical Joke: Eat Artichokes and Egg Yolks!

By Brandi Goodman

The combination of artichokes and egg yolks may not sound appealing. We're not saying you have to eat them together, either. Separately, these two foods can offer a lot of nutrition that is beneficial for your brain and body. If you do wish to give them a try together, such as dicing up some artichoke hearts into your omelet, then who's to say it won't be a tasty combination? Either way, these two foods should be included in your weekly menu. Both provide essential nutrients that are advantageous to your well-being.

Artichoke Benefits

Looking for a high-fiber food packed with vitamins? Artichokes have you covered. This plant offers plenty of potassium, protein, Vitamin C, magnesium, and folate. You're getting a low-calorie, fat-free food that will keep your belly full. Due to all the vitamins and nutrients provided, artichokes are said to help regulate blood pressure, lower your cholesterol, and even out your liver health.

Artichokes aren't typically enjoyed raw. Instead, they're steamed. You can pull away the leaves and eat the artichoke heart only, or scrape some of the "meat" off the interior of the leaves for extra nutrients. Many people add artichokes to pasta dishes or stir-fry recipes. 

Egg Yolk Benefits

Eggs have long been touted as a healthy food -- except the yolk. Many people believe an egg yolk has too much cholesterol and will be bad for your heart. Although foods high in cholesterol do tend to cause disruptions to blood chemistry and the heart in particular, egg yolks have many other benefits that outweigh the bad. You are free to enjoy the entire egg - whites and yolks included -- and gain all the advantages the food brings to your body. You'll get protein, healthy fat, selenium, Vitamin B2, and choline.

So many methods exist for cooking eggs. You can boil them, cook them in a pan, scramble them up, enjoy them whole, and so forth. Choose your favorite cooking method and eat one or two for some added protein and nutrients to your meal. They even work as a healthy snack.

Artichokes and egg yolks are two foods you should have on your weekly menu. You don't need to eat them every single day if you don't want, but adding them to your diet once in a while can help provide your body with some much-needed nutrients. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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