Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 27 February 2013 Artichokes Artichokes are a good source of iron, they help to reduce bowel upsets and they help to let lactobacilii bacteria flourish in the gut. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Artichokes are a good source of iron, they help to reduce bowel upsets and they help to let lactobacilii bacteria flourish in the gut.Jerusalem artichokes contain fructooligisaccharides (FOS) which is fermented by bacteria in the gut. This fibre resists digestive enzymes and are particularly helpful if the gut flora gets upset by diet, stress, medication or travel.An average serving of Jerusalem artichokes weighs about 120 g. This can be eaten daily. Calories 76 Potassium 429 mg Fibre 1,6g Per 100 g More in Diet and nutrition Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables? More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.