WHY? Rhubarb

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday

Rhubarb is in season! YAY!!

  1. DIGESTION- Rhubarb has a large amount of dietary fiber (I actually learned that it is in fact a vegetable, which makes sense)
  2. ALZHEIMERS- Rhubarbs most prominent vitamin is vitamin K. Vitamin K helps to prevent the oxidation of brain cells and stimulate brain function (1)
  3. BONE HEALTH- Vitamin K is also an important component to repair and care of our bone structures
  4. BLOOD- Rhubarb contains a small amount of copper and iron. You only need a small amount of both of these minerals to simulate the production of red blood cells  which increases oxygen throughout the body
  5. INFLAMMATION- Rhubarb has been used in to decrease inflammation in the body because of its anti-inflammatory properties

 

1)http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-JZYB200303011.htm

 

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