Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb.....
Rhubarb is great, not only in pies, crumbles and as a fool - absolutely my favourite. It's also high in dietary fibre good for your heart, it increases levels good cholesterol HDL.
Rhubarb is rich in vitamin K, so no surprise that many brain and neural researchers are pointing at its potential for brain health protection. Vitamin K is integral for brain health. It can stimulate cognitive function and even protect from some forms of neural damage.
Rhubarb is rich in antioxidants which can neutralise harmful free radicals that can cause healthy cells to mutate. Its also high in vitamin A. It has the power to keep skin looking younger, prevent cell damage and ward away fine lines and wrinkles.
additionally, rhubarb features antibacterial properties.
Along with vitamin K, rhubarb can promote bone health because it contains calcium. Research suggests that it can help protect against osteoporosis.
Rhubarb is a good source of dietary fibre which can help keep your digestive tract running smoothly. Its long been regarded as a remedy for constipation, wards off bloating and cramping.
According to some researchers rhubarb appears to have some cancer fighting properties that makes it worth checking out. Studies have suggested that the vegetable can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Studies have suggested that rhubarb may have the potential for use in new cancer treatments.
Enhance Vision! Rhubarb contains flavonoids like beta-carotene, which is essential for healthy vision.
The list goes on and on.......... Good old Rhubarb!
Does this look like chard to you???? My rhubarb doesn't look like this, oh well.