First, artichokes contain luteolin, an antioxidant which prevents cholesterol formation.
Antioxidants are compounds that are thought to play a role in protecting against heart disease.
Secondly, artichoke leaf extract encourages your body to process cholesterol more efficiently, leading to lower overall levels.
Other tips to lower your cholesterol
According to the NHS, you should try to cut down on fatty food, especially food that contains a type of fat called saturated fat, to reduce cholesterol.