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Eat More Of This High-Protein Vegetable To Help You Poop
Artichokes can be helpful to your digestive health. A medium-sized cooked artichoke provides 7 grams of fiber — 25% of your daily recommendation.
The high fiber content in artichokes improves bowel movements, but it's not the only reason. Artichokes also have a prebiotic called inulin that helps you poop.
Inulin feeds the good bacteria in your colon, and this fermentation process produces short-chain fatty acids to lower acidity and increase calcium and magnesium absorption.
Per a 2020 Journal of Hygienic Engineering and Design review, inulin also helps lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar, boost heart health, and reduce risks of colon cancer.