arugula

Discover an obscure, inexpensive, easy to use tasty superfood - arugula

Saturday, September 17, 2011 by: Paul Fassa
Tags: arugula, superfood, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
600 strains of an aerosolized thought control vaccine already tested on humans; deployed via air, food and water
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises
The 21 curious questions we're never allowed to ask about vaccines
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Orthorexia Nervosa - New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet
Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students

Delicious
(NaturalNews) There is another cancer preventing cruciferous vegetable that few know about. It is perfect for salads or pesto. Uncooked, the nutrients and enzymes are preserved. It's a green called arugula. Arugula's health benefits exceed most other greens. Unlike most cruciferous veggies, arugula tastes good raw. Preparing arugula is easy and explained near the end of this article.

Arugula Benefits

The dark green leaves let you know arugula is high in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll molecules are similar to red blood cells. A major difference is that iron atoms are in the centers of blood cell molecules, while plant chlorophyll centers contain magnesium atoms.

If you've read articles by Dr. Mark Sircus, you'll know the importance of magnesium and its contribution to over 300 metabolic functions in the human body.

Cooking greens enough to cause them to slightly lose their bright green luster degrades their chlorophyll content. Fortunately, arugula is great in salads with dark green lettuce or in pesto. Intact chlorophyll helps prevent DNA and liver damage from aflatoxins, which sometimes appear in corn or corn products, peanuts and peanut products, and some tree nuts.

The elusive but important vitamin K family is found in arugula. Vitamin K2 is important for bone absorption of calcium. This obviously promotes bone health. But not so well understood is vitamin K's contribution to cardiovascular health. Vitamin K also minimizes brain matter calcifications that often result in Alzheimer's disease.

Most of the plaque that forms inside arterial wall surfaces is calcification from calcium that bones and teeth don't absorb. Cholesterol is not the culprit. Vitamin K helps keep calcium from collecting in the bloodstream and other soft tissue.

Arugula is high in fiber, which aids digestive elimination. Vitamin B complex is rich in arugula with high amounts of folate, the natural source of folic acid. Arugula is high in vitamin C, A, and P. In addition to magnesium, iron and copper content is strong in arugula as well.

Additionally, the phytochemicals in arugula contain lots of sulfur compounds, which enable the body's cells to detox further by helping the liver create more glutathione. Glutathione is the master antioxidant that is created by the liver if the right nutrient precursors are available.

It is difficult to find a more nutritious single plant food than arugula.

Let's Eat!

Arugula seems to be appearing more and more in organic food stores. Ask around. The accent is on the U in arugula. Though sometimes cleaned and packaged, buying arugula in fresh bunches with their roots is optimum. Do your own cleaning. Arugula bunches resemble fresh spinach bunches.

Arugula should be eaten often to obtain and maintain its benefits. To make it easier, arugula tastes better uncooked than all other cruciferous veggies. Mixing arugula with other greens in salads are obvious easy choices.

Pesto is another tasty choice for consuming arugula raw with its nutrients intact. You can make a pesto using arugula combined with the traditional basil leaves and/or cilantro. Cilantro is recognized as a detoxifying agent, especially effective for eliminating mercury.

All pesto mixes include lots of leaves of your choice, a few pine nuts or walnuts, some fresh garlic cloves, sea salt, grated parmesan cheese(optional), and lots of cold pressed olive oil all blended in a food processor. When you get a thick, porous texture, apply the pesto to pasta or any other food, even sandwiches.

Whatever isn't used can be sealed and refrigerated. A thin topping of olive oil inhibits oxidation. Here's a recipe example to get you started. Substitute or include arugula/ cilantro with less or no basil. http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/fresh_basil...

Sources for more information include:

Dr. Mark (not Sircus) video on sulfites in the cruciferous arugula http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDs50eEOoMY

More on arugula health benefits http://guide2herbalremedies.com/health-benef...

Explaining chlorophyll http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=george&...

Nutritional content of arugula http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/arugula.htm...

Arugula pound for pound best cancer fighting food http://www.brighthub.com/health/diet-nutriti...

Cruciferous Vegetables - Crammed With Anticancer Power
http://breastcancer.about.com/od/cancerfight...

Aflotoxins explained http://www.fda.gov/food/foodsafety/foodborne...



About the author:
Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding them towards direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom.

You can check out his many non-compromising cutting edge, non-fluff articles here http://www.naturalnews.com/Author712.html

And you can visit his blog at http://healthmaven.blogspot.com






















Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.