Spice Up Your Salad With This Delicious Green
It’s no secret that leafy vegetables are packed full of nutrients that help keep our bodies well. While popular picks like spinach and kale get most of the air-time, there’s another leafy green that deserves just as much attention-arugula!
Arugula is a bitter leafy green, also known as rucola and Italian cress. It’s a cruciferous veggie just like broccoli and collard greens.
Unlike the more popular (and tamely tasting) salad bases like romaine, butter lettuce, or spinach and kale, arugula has more of a kick to it, with many describing it as peppery and a little spicy.
Here are some of the nutrients arugula is high in:
Folate – This nutrient helps to keep cells healthy and optimally functioning.
Magnesium – Plays an important role in calming your nervous system in addition to supporting heart health.
Fiber – In need of balancing your blood sugar? Fiber is the ticket, and it’s also great for helping to support gut health and removing toxins from the body.
Vitamin A – Helps support healthy skin, eyes, and reproductive health.
Calcium – Maintains strong and healthy bones as well as keeps your muscles and nerves working adequately.
The next time you’re in the mood for a salad or sandwich, consider tossing some arugula into the mix.
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