Friday, August 21, 2009

~ Baby Arugula and Grapefruit Salad ~

I find some of the micro greens such as Arugula to be a little bit bitter so adding something sweet to balance the taste. The pink grapefruit juice softens the leaves and makes them more enjoyable.

Baby Arugula and Grapefruit Salad
2 cups of baby arugula
1 large grapefruit
1/2 soaked almonds
2 T fresh grapefruit juice
dash of sea salt

The best fruits for you are lemons, limes and grapefruit. Citrus fruits, with the exception of oranges, are low in sugar. Oranges are high in vitamin C, but if you suffer with Candida or diabetes you must avoid them due to their high sugar content. I use lime in most of my green smoothies to give them a little sweetness and make them more palatable ...

Arugula health benifits and nutritional value

Arugula is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, folic acid, calcium, manganese, and magnesium. It's also a very good source of potassium, iron, zinc, riboflavin, and copper.
Arugula and other cruciferous vegetables contain a group of anticancer compounds . These compounds exert antioxidant activity, and are potent stimulators of natural detoxifying enzymes in the body.
Arugula, like other greens, is rich in many essential vitamins and minerals, as well as important phytochemicals. Arugula contains phytochemicals such as carotenes and chlorophyll. Those phytochemicals make it an excellent source of antioxidants which aid in feeding the body and cleaning unwanted toxins.

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