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Arugula, a Promising Leafy Vegetable

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Arugula has been mentioned in literature for hundreds of years, and its presence in the Bible attests to its widespread usage.

Its first harvesting began in the 6th century. From Virgil to Pliny the Elder, arugula can be found in works of philosophy and poetry. Medical pioneers have examined the advantages and impact of arugula.

Arugula has long been a staple of human diets, with the most common varieties being found in Germany, England, and Italy. The Italians used arugula in their daily meals until it fell out of favor in the last two centuries.

Arugula was formerly used as an anesthetizing and an aphrodisiac agent. Arugula has a spicy taste to it. It has a lot in common with veggies such as kale, cabbage, and radishes. It has resurfaced as one of the culinary world's healthiest foods.

Some of the benefits of arugula include promoting bone density, enabling regeneration blood clotting, weight loss, eye protection, fighting cancer, and supporting faster healing. As well, it helps remove toxins, supports healthy digestion, supports a healthy pregnancy, boosts immunity, and helps fight inflammation.

Has Anti-inflammatory Properties

Arugula's anti-inflammatory characteristics have been linked to its high Vitamin K content. This vitamin aids in the maintenance of the density of the bones and the reduction of joint inflammation. This aids in the prevention of arthritis and osteoporosis.

Contains Carotenoids

Arugula is unique because it contains carotenoids, which are essential for preventing cataracts, macular degeneration, and liver disease. Arugula's ability to counteract the effects of free radicals is unrivaled, ensuring that the mind and body remain healthy.

Aids in Quicker Healing

Vitamin K and potassium work together to promote faster blood clotting and protects wounds by preventing infection, which allows them to heal faster. Arugula was prescribed to the injured and wounded troops in ancient times to help them recover faster.

Weight Loss

Arugula adds flavor to your food without adding calories. This isn't just about increasing the quantity of the meal. It's also about delivering the nourishment you need to remain active. It is good for reducing weight since it reduces calories while maintaining nutrients, which is essential for losing weight in a healthy manner.

Fights Cancer

Antioxidants in food counteract the oxidative stress caused by free radicals. When oxidative stress destroys a cell's DNA, cancerous cells arise, and they spread swiftly. It's important you add foods that are rich in antioxidants in your diet. Arugula is rich in antioxidants. Add it to your diet every day to help keep your body free from cancer.

Eating arugula is the best way to keep your body healthy and free of nutritional deficiencies. To guarantee that you are consuming it on a regular basis, add its leaves to your salads and smoothies.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Durham, N.C.

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