The consumption of vegetables is very essential to our health, in fact, the body needs vegetables in the same way as it needs water to survive. Eating vegetables lowers the risk or treat many health conditions, and provides the body with nutrients that is needed to stay healthy.
One of those vegetable that can keep us healthy is pak choy or pak choi, a vegetable that have been cultivated in China for thousands of years, a very delicious, nutritious and tasty vegetable and can be described as having a white stem with dark-green leaves, each part can be consumed.
Pak choy belongs to the Brassicaceae family, the cabbage family. Pak choy is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and powerful anti-oxidants. It is packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, dietary fibre, calcium, vitamin A, beta-carotene, iron, thiaminn niacin, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, magnesium, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and is very low in calories and carbohydrates.
Pak choy is popular in China, but is grown all over the world, in recent times, it is beneficial for weight loss, so if you want to desperately lose weight pak choy is an excellent choice of vegetable because it helps to make you feel full while shedding some pounds, if you’re pregnant this vegetable is a good choice too because of folic acid that is necessary for development and growth and the prevention of birth defects, it prevents various cancers like colon, prostate, lung and colon cancer, protects the eyes against diseases like cataracts, prevents heart diseases, strengthens the immune system thus preventing many infections, fight against free radicals like smoke to enter the cells and cause damage, it keeps the bones healthy and strong and protects it from diseases like osteoporosis, beneficial for digestion, ageing among many more health conditions, just eating the vegetable will improve your health.
Pak choy is being used in a variety of dishes across the world and can be added to soups, casseroles, steamed (partially cooked), eaten raw in sanwiches or salads.