Who said that Capricciosa on Friday night can’t be good for you? This looker among vegetables originates from Mediterranean and dates back to ancient Roman times. Artichokes are one of the oldest consumed foods, considered a medicinal plant as well as aphrodisiac. Artichokes belong to vegetables with highest protein intake. They are packed with fibers, improve digestion and lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels. They are especially rich in fiber called inulin which is beneficial to preventing constipation and overall gut health. Artichokes boost immune system and they are great for heart and liver health.