Growing micro-veggies gives you 40x more nutrients than soil-farmed veggies, and grows about 60% faster.
With these little greens, you get less calorie consumption and you get a one-pack-punch against nutrient deficiencies and illnesses. From better dietary fibre intake, to maintaining skin elasticity and avoiding serious neurological disorders--- microgreens are your first line of defense.
But, did you know that these micro veggies also have unbelievable medical benefits?
If you're a fan of Greek mythology and Roman literature, you've probably heard about this leaf many times. Having a distinctive peppery flavor, this is one of the most popular seasonings and ingredients in Italian, England and Romanian cuisine.
But, what makes arugula so special?
Arugula contains a lot of antioxidants including carotenoids that help prevent macular degeneration. These carotenoids preserve great eyesight, alleviate your chances of getting cataracts and helps maintain your liver health.
Vitamins K, A and beta-carotene are all found in arugula leaves, keeping your eye-health at its best. Beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant to your eyes, protecting your retina from free radicals. Lutein, on the other hand, helps preserve crystal clear eyesight.
Arugula's Vitamin K also helps to keep good bone density even better than calcium's ability. With a single cup of this greens, you get 21. 8 micrograms of vitamin K, which works wonders with Arugula's potassium to promote faster blood clotting. Easy recovery with Vitamin K’s anti-inflammatory properties makes this powerful leafy green a must when you're recovering from an injury.
If you've been avoiding broccoli and pushing it to the side of your plate, you've been missing out a lot!
Sulforaphane, the sulfur-containing compound that gives these veggies a somewhat bitter flavor, is what gives them the ability to keep you from cancer.
Sulforaphane can stop histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes that adds to the formation of cancer cells. Now, this wonderful compound found in Broccoli and Wasabi and other cruciferous veggies combat possibilities of getting prostate, esophageal, colon, melanoma and pancreatic cancers.
Another vitamin found in Broccoli, folate, alleviates chances of breast tumors and aid in fetal brain and lung development. This folate compound is a one-pack punch against colon, pancreatic and cervical tumors. While no further studies are being conducted to prove how folate works exactly, it's role in genetics is the probable reason why it can eliminate risks of mutation.
Where’s the fountain of youth? Probably broccoli.
Broccoli gives you 81 milligrams of Vitamin C in just one cup. This aids in the production of collagen that keeps your skin elasticity and veers you off from signs of aging. This also keeps your joints well-hydrated, keeping rheumatism off and your youthful glow on.
So, what are you waiting for?
Start growing these veggies in micro-veggie form to get the MOST out of the nutrients they’re packed with.
Incorporating micro-veggies into your TLC sandwich, tacos, or indulging on your favorite Caesar’s salad topped with Thousand Islands has never been this easy.
Did you know that kale has high fiber content? Numerous studies have shown that a generous amount of fiber in your diet can help lower your blood glucose levels if you have type-1 diabetes.
Patients experiencing type-2 diabetes can experience a good balance in their lipid, insulin and glucose levels.
Kale has alpha-lipoic acids, an antioxidant that can help balance glucose levels. It is also great for inducing insulin sensitivity. Lastly, it can alleviate autonomic and peripheral neuropathy.
Kale is rich in Vitamin C and beta-carotene that helps you fight free radicals.
What are free radicals, you say?
These are molecules that can trigger health hazards such as cancer and cataracts.
You are exposed to free radical molecules every single day from the polluted urban air, toxins you ingest from your food and purifying chemicals in your water. Kale helps you address ''oxidative stress''- preventing cell damages that cause heart diseases, tumors, and cataracts.
These little greens can help you avoid Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, letting you age gracefully.
Grow kale on your very own home garden and enjoy great neurocognitive health til your grey-haired years!
Kale removes toxins and rids them off of your body. Kale's isothiocyanates (ITCs) helps you detoxify and battle toxins and free radicals. Toxins are crushed by antioxidants and detoxified with the help of glucosinolates, both present within Kale.
A study from the Institute of Food Research showed that the health benefits of kale are strongest the sooner you harvest it, as glucosinolates easily decline in levels if exposed to different conditions.
This is why kale micro-veggies are so powerful, you should eat them almost immediately after harvesting!
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