Updated: Aug 2
Did you know the health benefits of eating rhubarb are as plentiful as the stalks in your backyard? Here are our four favorite reasons.
😌 Lowers Cholesterol
If you add a bit of rhubarb to your diet, it might improve your cholesterol. Research has found that eating rhubarb stalks reduces cholesterol levels. In particular, it helps reduce LDL or "bad" cholesterol.
🤺 Fights Inflammation
Rhubarb stalks are red because they're packed with anthocyanins. Studies have found that eating foods filled with anthocyanins reduces inflammation and protects against diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
🛡 Defends Against Free Radicals
You may be less likely to get chronic diseases if you consume antioxidants, and rhubarb is a delicious antioxidant powerhouse that rivals kale! A cup of packed kale has been shown to have less antioxidants than a serving of rhubarb. Rhubarb's antioxidants protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.
💗 Improves Heart Health
Rhubarb stalks are packed with anthocyanins, which reduce inflammation and prevent blood vessels from narrowing and hardening. How about a protein boost with your rhubarb? Almonds add protein and heart-healthy benefits to our Rhubarb Crisp granola!
You craving a classic rhubarb crisp after all that rhubarb talk, but bummed about all the sugar? Our new rhubarb crisp granola has got the sweet taste of a classic rhubarb crisp but without all the sugar! 🙌