Bok Choy Is a Great Addition for Proteins


Bok Choy

Bok choy is an Asian cabbage that is small in stature and big in taste. It is part of the mustard family of plants which also includes broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, and of course cabbage. These plants all have a few benefits to offer. They are kind of spicy and some of the broad-leafed mustards, can be down-right hot.  Bok choy is fairly mild but it is chock full of nutrients and offers an easy way to add a bit more protein to your diet.

Nutritional Facts about Bok Choy

There is a single gram of protein in a one-half cup of cooked bok choy. This is a low carb food with only 2 grams of carbs for the same amount. There is also a whole gram of dietary fiber and that means it's a weight loss food. Dietary fiber helps to absorb fats before you digest them. What that means for many of us, is that while eating this healthy green, it works with our body to help us not to gain weight.

In terms of vitamins, Bok choy is slam-packed with Vitmin A, C, Iron, and Calcium. A half-cup of cooked Bok choy offers 72 percent of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin A and 37 percent of vitamin C. Add in the eight percent for calcium and five percent for iron and you begin to see why this little vegetable is packed full of health-boosting nutrition. Lovely as all that is, the star of the show here is that one little gram of protein. Plant protein is easy on the system, absorbs rapidly, and contains no fat. How cool is that?

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