It’s time to spice things up! If arugula (also known as ‘rocket’) isn’t your best friend now, it’s likely to be after you read about its amazing health benefits!
An excerpt from the blog:
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What is good about arugula?
Arugula is a great source of antioxidants and can greatly increase a person’s ORAC value (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity), which is a measurement of antioxidant strength. Antioxidants function to maintain a healthy balance of enzyme reactions within cells, while actively seeking out and destroying the disease-causing free radicals that can attack your system. Your immune system will also thank you for choosing arugula because the antioxidants work to bolster your defenses against simple and complex illnesses.
For moms-to-be, arugula is a wonderful choice to add to your diet. Folates, a classification which includes folic acid, have been shown to decrease occurrences in certain mental defects in newborns. It is rich in folates, as are many leafy vegetables.
Another benefit of arugula is the presence of B-Complex vitamins, all working to promote cell metabolism and health. B Vitamins participate and aid in all different cell activities, including energy production, fat synthesis, the production of red blood cells, and many other vital processes for cell and metabolic health. It has large amounts of B-Complex vitamins in its organic structure.
Another key bonus of arugula is the inclusion of vitamin K. This heavy-hitting antioxidant also functions as an anti-inflammatory boost to your body. Vitamin K also spurs on osteotropic activity in cells, meaning that it helps bones form and strengthen.
Arugula is loaded with vitamins and minerals that in some way bolster the defenses of the body’s immune system. The body is stimulated to create more white blood cells from the copper in arugula, and the plant has a number of other ways to improve the strength, durability, and functionality of your immune system.