Arugula is a dark leafy green rich in vitamins A and C and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
It improves eye health, controls blood sugar levels, and prevents cardiovascular disease. Did you know that?
Besides, arugula also has minerals, like potassium and calcium, necessary for regulating blood pressure, and phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin K, essential for bone health. Isn't it incredible?
This leafy green is a great option to enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals, and it is also rich in fiber and low in calories.
You can add it to your weight loss diet and eat it raw or stir-fried in salads or other dishes.
0:00 Health Benefits Arugula
0:52 Helps strengthen the immune system
Eating arugula strengthens the immune system thanks to its vitamin C levels.
1:06 Improves vision and skin health
Since arugula is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, it helps improve eye health and cell reproduction.
1:25 Prevents osteoporosis
The vitamin K found in arugula also aids in bone health, avoiding wear and tear and fractures by increasing calcium absorption.
1:50 Lowers glucose levels
Another benefit of arugula is associated with diabetes treatment.
2:06 Helps with digestion
Regulated digestion is another benefit of arugula.
2:21 Improves brain function
Brain function is improved because vitamin K helps strengthen our cognitive activities.
2:37 Lowers the risk of cancer
One of the main benefits of arugula is the reduction in the risk of cancer.
2:51 How to eat arugula
The best way of eating arugula is raw, in salads seasoned with lime, olive oil, salt, garlic, onion, and even some chives and parsley.
When buying arugula, always choose the greenest and firmest leaves.
Avoid cooking arugula for too long, since some vitamins and minerals are lost during cooking, like vitamin C, for example.
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