There is a small farm owned by a friend who recently sang the praises of Arugula, so I decided to purchase a small sample ; today I am hooked on the green, it seems that many restaurants are also hooked, as it is now imported by the supermarkets.
I have never used the seeds or flowers but they are edible. The leaves can be eaten raw and as part of a normal salad plate.
Arugula -also known as salad rocket, Italian cress and rucola originated in the Mediterranean; it belongs to the same classification as bro coll, kale, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and kale, the leaves are tender with a tangy flavor
Arugula is high in fiber and phytochamicals.low in calories, carbohydrates, fat and sugar
Vitamin C. (A powerful antioxidant- helps support the immune system)
Vitamin B (Folate)
Vitamin K (helps with blood coagulation)
Vitamin A. ( An Antioxidant that supports immune function, eye health, heart, kidney and lung function
Calcium. ( helps the blood to clot normally)
Potassium (vital for heart and nerve function)
Arugula, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, turnips,cabbage, water cress, kohlrabi, daikon,(long white winter radish ), broccolini, bok choy, collard greens, macca, mustard greens, mizuna,(Japanese mustard green or spider mustard), radish, rutabaga. (swede or neep, a cross between the cabbage and the turnip.)
Arugula contains dietary nitrate which researchers has found to lower blood pressure and reduce the amount of oxygen need during exercise thus enhancing athletic performance; this raises a question for professional athletes. What will be the verdict for the athletics governing bodies when an athlete knows how to eat healthy with a focus on enhancing performance; and improving muscle oxygenation during exercise.
Research has also shown that there is a certain chemical in arugula that may help slow the progression of cancer.
The more research I undertake the more evidence I discover that education on plant based diet can save the world billions in health care cost, and improve production by creating a world of healthy, longer living population; which will pose a disturbing question ; Why are we racing towards a world of automation?
Research is proving over and over that increasing consumption of a plant diet of fruits, vegetable and certain herbs reduces the risk of many diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity and would produce a more healthy, energetic producing population.
Researchers have known for years that consuming a substantial amount of cruciferous vegetables has been associated with lowering the risk of cancer with focus on lung and colon and prostate and possibly pancreatic cancer.
lower risk of cancer
Lower risk o diabetes
Enhance exercise and athletic performance
Improves bone health-prevents osteoporosis
Source of Vitamins and minerals
Good for expecting mothers
Detoxification of the body
Improves skin problems and digestion
Used for medicinal purposes in the Mediterranean, Turkey, Lebanon and Syria.
Persons on blood thinning medication, or with blood disorders should be weary of consuming arugula; adn should consult their Doctor.
Do not consume arugula in excess.
Please research healthline, Dr. Axe and other websites for more information on Arugula. Add to your family EBook on The Health Benefits of Plants and Herbs.
Cognitive Function Test & Brain Exercise 9A
Find The Sentence
The sentence is written in the correct order but the letters for the words are jumbled and not separated .
The equation is your first clue.
3 + 6 + 3 + 10 +2 + 4 + 7 =35
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