Family of the milk thistle, artichoke is also beneficial for liver health and promotes the flow of bile. This helps the liver to eliminate toxins from the body, regulate glucose levels, store vitamins correctly, produce vitamin D efficiently and so forth. Fatty liver disease, caused by excess fat in the liver, may be treated with the aid of milk thistle. Milk thistle has been shown to reduce or even reverse the damage done to the liver. The phenolic and flavonoid compounds found in artichoke have wonderful antioxidant abilities. They protect cells against oxidative damage. Artichoke may also have the ability of lowering cholesterol levels and assisting in good heart health.