One cup of Bok Choy (Pak Choi), cooked, boiled, drained with no added salt has 2.65 grams protein, 20 calories and 1.7 grams dietary fiber. One cup of cucumber with skins contains .68 grams protein,16 calories and .6 grams fiber. Bok Choy has 10 times more potassium than cucumbers.
Potassium helps regulate the PH levels in your body. It is nature’s blood pressure controller.
Some studies have shown that there has been a reduced incidence of cancer and cardiac failure among cucumber consumers. So clearly both are quite good for you and quite low on the caloric and glycemic index.
If you’re looking for good veggies for your daily munchies, I would keep celery for fiber, cucumber for the vitamin B6 and folate, bok choy for the potassium and calcium, carrots for the beta carotene, tomatoes for vitamin A and vitamin C. In essence, I think that for your daily munchies, you should aim for a rainbow of colors.
|Picture from Surfnet Parents.com
Now that makes me want to taste the rainbow. Much more than overly sweet candy.
Also, if they say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, just imagine what a rainbow a day can accomplish.
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