Romaine and curly lettuceslightly less boring.
Arugula? Not boring.
Also known as rocket, arugula is loaded with anti-aging goodness and flavour. Plus itspacked with the single most important nutrient our bodies crave: water, water, water.
Choose young, tender and deep green-coloured arugula leaves. Thats because the dark green highlightsthe large amount of chlorophyll containedwithin these oak-shaped leaves.
Only plants need chlorophyll you say? Not true.Chlorophyll is very important to our bodies as it counteracts DNA and liver damage from aflatoxins.Aflatoxinsare carcinogens, meaning they lead to cancer. They often appear on corn-based and peanut products.
Arugula alsohelps shore up the calcium that leaches out of not-so-young bonesand migrates to arteries, brains and heartswhere it is definitely not welcome and can cause extreme damage.
How? Because arugula isrich in Vitamin K2. This amazing vitamin diverts the calcium from harmful zones and deposits it in your bones and teeth where you need and want it. Watch your next bone scan baffle the doctor with the improvement in bone density.
Still not convinced you should swap the iceberg lettuce and try this peppery tasting leaf? How about this? For just a measly five calories a cupyes, one cupyour digestive system will flow with ease and regularity, youll feel fuller longer, yourcholesterol levels will fall, yourblood sugar will be balancedand yourrisk of heart disease will be lowered.
And its delicious too. Try young, tender leaves on salads and toss larger leaves on pizza or into soups, pasta orsneak them into your favourite sandwich.
Capital A for rocket-ing the war on aging.