Dark leafy greens like arugula remain some of the healthiest foods you can eat. "They should be a staple part of your diet to ensure you are consuming adequate micronutrients that help with so many vital functions of your body," Maya told POPSUGAR.
Just one 2-cup serving of arugula provides almost half of your daily vitamin A and will boost your vitamin C, iron, and calcium intake, too. Another bonus? Fiber. "Americans are not consuming enough fiber, and dark leafy greens are loaded with it," Maya said. "Consuming dark leafy greens every day has been linked to improved blood glucose, better cardiovascular health, and even a lower risk of developing certain cancers."