Arugula perfect mix of calcium potassium and remineralizing properties
RUCOLA HEALTH AND VITAMINS – Perhaps not everyone knows that September is the month of arugula and that is why it is good to take advantage of it to sing its praises. Arugula, rughetta or ruca as it may be, is the well-known herbaceous plant from the Mediterranean basin area and central-western Asia, but nowadays it is also cultivated in other parts of the world for its very special taste and beneficial properties for our body. Beyond its very low level of calories, arugula is extremely rich in water, various minerals, numerous vitamins and contains a high number of antioxidants that, by fighting free radicals, protect us from the onset of cancer.
Arugula helps the normal functioning of our cellular processes: rich in magnesium and potassium, as well as vitamins C and K, arugula, thanks to its large amount of calcium also helps our bone and dental systems. Calcium is also vitally important for the health of the heart and the entire muscular system. Arugula, in general, can be considered remineralizing, and is therefore perfect after practicing sports; it has a distinct digestive function since it stimulates the production of gastric juices; thanks to potassium, it is capable of lowering blood pressure and is excellent in pregnancy, since being rich in folates it protects the fetus from possible malformations.
In short, a vegetable that should never be missing from our diet, notes Giovanni D’Agata, president of the “Sportello dei Diritti,” also because it can now be found all year round on the fruit and vegetable counters halfway around the world.