If you are wating in line at your local salad bar looking at all the different choices for your salad, consider adding arugula. Arugula aka rocket is a cruciferous vegetable that has a mild peppery flavor. Just like other cruciferous vegetables, it has many health benefits.
Vitamin K- is important for blood clotting, which help you body to stop bleeding if you cut or injure yourself. It is also necessary for healthy bones and helps prevent the development of osteoporosis.
Vitamins A & C- are antioxidants, which combat the aging process and reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Folic Acid (Folate)- helps your body make red blood cells which carry oxygen to your cells. A deficiency of folate is a type of anemia known as megaloblastic. It is also necessary for you body to metabolize estrogens efficiently.
Calcium- is necessary for proper muscle contraction and tone. It also contributes to maintaining healthy bones and teeth.
Potassium- is an electrolyte that promotes healthy heart and nervous system function.
Other nutrients include protein, riboflavin, thiamin, zinc, vitamin B6, copper and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
Other Benefits: anti-inflammation properties, promote normal blood pressure levels, improve blood flow and blood vessel function.
If any of these benefits appeal to you, ask for arugula the next time you are at a salad bar.
At Phelts Chirpractic PC, Dr. Phelts makes nutrtional reccomendations based on your most recent laboratory blood work. Give us a call at 212-286-2012 if you would like your blood work evaluated. We are located in midtown Manhattan near the 10016. 10017, and 10018 zip codes
Healthline.com "What You Should Know About Arugula." Accessed 21 Nov 2018: https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/arugula
MedicalNewsToday.com, post by Ware, M., "Everything You Need to Know About Arugula." posted 2 Nov 2017. Accessed 21 Nov 2018: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/282769.php