Three Health Benefits of Arugula

 

 

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.