Arugula is a leafy green plant that belongs to the genus Eruca and the family Brassicaceae. It is in the family of radishes, kale and cauliflower. Arugula has a number of different names depending on what area of the world you are in. These various names include garden rocket, rucola, roquette, and colewort. It is a vegetable that should be incorporated in our diets on a regular basis because it has various health benefits.
Here are three of them:
* Detoxifies Body: Arugula is a great source of antioxidants and can greatly increase a person’s ORAC value (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity), which is a method for measuring antioxidant capacities.
* Boosts Bone Health: The presence of vitamin K in arugula gives an anti-inflammatory boost to your body.
* Increases Metabolism: Another benefit of arugula is the presence of B-Complex vitamins that promote metabolism.