Benefits of Juicing Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes)
Sunchokes (aka “Sun Root”, “Jerusalem Artichokes”, “Earth Apple”) are perennial root vegetables with many benefits. They resemble ginger. You can eat sunchokes raw, cooked and best juiced.
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Many people don’t know the benefits of sunchokes.
Health Benefits of Sunchokes
Sunchokes are packed with iron. They have three times more iron than the same serving of broccoli. (1) Some of the benefits of iron include hemoglobin formation, proper muscle function, brain function, helps with restless leg syndrome, helps regulate body temperature, oxygen carrier and much more. Some iron deficiency symptoms include: severe fatigue and body weakness.
Blood Sugar Improvement & Stability
Inulin is a type of polysaccharide that is treated differently by the body than other starches. When you digest inulin, your body does use it for energy metabolism. Instead inulin helps stabilize and improve blood sugar which is extremely beneficial for diabetics or those who have blood sugar sensitivity. (2)
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Immune System Booster
Inulin also has the ability to strengthen your immune system because it is an activator of the complement pathway which helps increase defense mechanisms against infections. Inulin also has the ability to neutralize and kill bacteria and viruses which is great for the Winter season when risks of colds and flus are high. (2)
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Here are some juice recipes using sun chokes…
Wash sunchokes with a vegetable brush to get excess dirt off.
Best to eat raw or juice.
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