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Arugula

Arugula

Recommended for the following patterns:
Liver Qi Stagnation

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Arugula has a rich, peppery taste and a very strong flavor for a leafy green vegetable. It is typically mixed into salads, and added to pastas and meats.
Arugula is rich in anti-oxidents, is linked to fighting cancer, and improves digestive function

Eastern Health Description

Arugula is pungent, warm and highly alkaline. It stimulates the liver and lungs.
Arugula helps stimulate the body's detoxifying processes.
Arugula stimulates appetite and digestion.
Arugula is an average antiscorbutic and antioxidant.

Western Health Description

This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Manganese.
Arugula is rich in phytochemicals such as carotenes and chlorophyll. Those phytochemicals make it an excellent source of antioxidants.
Studies suggest that arugula may help lower the risk of several types of cancer, including lung, esophageal, and gastrointestinal cancers.

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