Arugula

You might have even consumed this green in your salad mixtures and not even known it. This is a phenomenal green that could easily replace the bland romaine and iceberg with a tangy zesty taste. It is high in vitamins A and C that helps in cancer prevention, boost the immune system especially fighting colds, and even support the eyes, skin, bones and teeth. The Vitamin K (in lots of leafy greens) is wonderful for brain health.

Awesome Arugula

How to Choose and Keep
It is best to find organic arugula and ones that do not look wilted and are a vibrant green. Rinse the leaves in cool water and dry on the top of a paper towel. You can store in the fridge for about 2-4 days in a tightly plastic bag. For longer storing do not rinse before you store.

Preparation
Arugula is great in Italian dishes. I like to top the dishes with some arugula or even some amazing cooked chicken or turkey. The flavors are great in a salad with nuts and seeds.

Nutrients
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Manganese

Action Steps
1. Find some fresh arugula. If it is too potent to you mix in with other greens and use in salads for the week. They are wonderful with dried fruit, nuts, seeds, goat or feta cheese.
2. Bake some marinated Chicken and top with a quickly sautéed Arugula in olive oil and garlic.