In our attempt to stay healthier, feel good, live longer, and most importantly, look good 😉 we had better eat the foods that have the most impact. I mean, why waste your time on foods that have little effect.
Let’s take a more detailed look at the foods on the TOP 30 SUPER FOODS list from Dr. Fuhrman so you’re reminded to eat more of these.
We’ll start with ARUGULA since I put it in my smoothie this morning. You wouldn’t imagine that this combo would taste good – berries with arugula, but it really does. It adds a little kick from the peppery arugula and is quite a pleasant flavor. And, what an easy way to eat more. Try it in this V-8 Smoothie!
Arugula and its Superfood Qualities
So for its superfood qualities. At #7 on the top 30 superfood list, arugula is a member of the Brassica family of vegetables called cruciferous – a group that also has other superstar foods such as broccoli, kale, and cabbage.
These vegetables stand out not only for their fiber and antioxidants, but they also are rich in extra-good-for-you compounds known as glucosinolates which studies show may reduce the risk of certain cancers — namely lung, colorectal, breast, prostate, and pancreatic. At 7 calories per ounce, you can eat this health food to your heart’s content!
Try this Arugula, Orange and Beet Salad recipe for a satisfying flavor blast.
This lettuce is an anti-inflammatory food, and even helps cleanse and detoxify the body. And, if anti-inflammatory is what you are hoping to find when choosing a plant-based diet, be sure to check out these 15 Plant-Based Recipes to Soothe Inflammation.
With so many benefits, be sure to add it to your dinner salads. You could even toss it a light oil-free dressing and serve as a side to your breakfast in place of potatoes or grits.