Three Health Benefits of Arugula

 

Arugula is an extremely healthy and nutritious cruciferous vegetable that many people have never heard of. Also called salad rocket or garden rocket, it has a distinctive and delicious peppery flavor to its soft green leaves and goes particularly well in fresh salads like this. 

 

                                                     

 

Here are three health benefits of arugula: 

 

* Cancer Prevention: arugula contains special sulfur containing substances called glucosinolates with many potential benefits for your health. When you eat arugula in a salad or in a meal, these glucosinolates are broken down into powerful compounds known as indoles, thiocyanates and isothiocyanates.

 

* Vitamin K is high in calcium regulation and metabolism and helps get the mineral into your bones and keep it there. Reduced vitamin K intake can lead to crippling osteoporosis later in life and is implicated in many other degenerative diseases.

 

*Contains Antioxidants: Arugula is a good source of antioxidant carotenoids like beta-carotene for preventing the degeneration of  cells in your body.