Rocket Fuel For Health...

October 16, 2019

Written by

Lucas Aoun

Founder @ Ergogenic Health

👉ROQUETTE (Arugula), AKA - Eruca sativa.⁣⁣
What makes this vegetable so appealing? Let me tell you why:⁣⁣
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🔥VERY RICH IN NITRATES:⁣⁣
Rocket is also a hyper-accumulator of nitrates. Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable, similar to broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage (Cavaiuolo et al., 2014). Out of all vegetables, arugula contains the highest amount of dietary nitrates — 480mg for 100g. ⁣⁣
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✅BENEFITS OF NITRATES?⁣⁣
Dietary nitrate confers several cardiovascular beneficial effects on blood pressure, platelets, endothelial function, mitochondrial efficiency and exercise (Ferrante et al., 2014). Think greater muscle pumps, blood flow and even libido. ⁣⁣
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⌛️LASTS LONG IN YOUR FRIDGE:⁣⁣
Rocket has a 14 day storage and shelf-life, a relatively long time respect to the postharvest life of other leafy vegetables (Cavaiuolo et al., 2014). ⁣⁣
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☘️HIGHER VITAMIN C THAN OTHER GREENS:⁣⁣
Among the Brassicaceae leafy vegetables rocket has the highest content of ascorbic acid (AsA) with amounts of ~110 mg 100 g−1 in the leaves (Cavaiuolo et al., 2014). ⁣⁣
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⚡️ANTI-CANCER POTENTIAL:⁣⁣
Erucin, similar to sulforaphane, is a a new, promising anticancer agent found abundantly in Rocket (Melchini et al., 2010) ⁣⁣
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💥TAKEAWAY:⁣⁣⁣
Impressed yet? I am. Given that this vegetable is lower in oxalates, it may be worthwhile incorporating into your wellness routine. Live optimal.⁣⁣
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Photo By azure⁣⁣
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