Arugula May Fight Ulcers (plus it’s pretty)

February 19th, 2010

Arugula is an intriguing leafy green. It tastes spicy in a very natural and groovy way. That makes it a popular addition to salads, but have you thought about potential health benefits?


Its seems odd that a spicy food could help prevent stomach ulcers, but research suggests that.

Researchers at the King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia found that arugula extracts had anti-ulcer activity in rats!

Arugula (also known as rocket) contains several antioxidants, but researchers believe that the anti-ulcer benefit may come from its ability to mediate prostaglandin activity.

Do you like arugula?

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One Response to “Arugula May Fight Ulcers (plus it’s pretty)”

  1. Leo King on September 29, 2010 2:15 am

    ulcer is quite painful and sometimes it is deadly too, my grandmother died from ulcer”..

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