We know they’re good for us, but we rarely eat enough of these nutrition powerhouses.
So, what exactly is so special about leafy greens anyway?
1. Disease Prevention
Leafy green vegetables are a nutrient dense food. They contain Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folate, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, and fibre.
Eating a diet rich in leafy green vegetables may help reduce the risk of stroke and prevent cardiovascular disease.
2. Brain Function
Dark leafy green vegetables are a great source of Folate, a B Vitamin.
Our bodies need Folate to make DNA and other genetic material, as well as to make our cells divide.
Women who are thinking about getting pregnant need to make sure they are getting enough Folate otherwise they increase the risk of having a baby with neural tube defects, such as spina bifida. A folate deficiency can also lead to a premature birth or baby with a low birth weight.
3. Youthful Glow
Leafy green vegetables contain anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants as well as beta carotene, Folate, and Lutein which help renew and repair the skin, protect against sun damage, and help prevent acne.
4. Weight Control
As well as being packed with antioxidants and vital vitamins, leafy green vegetables are low in calories and contain no fat. For the weight conscious this means they can fill up on greens without the worry of packing on the kilos.
5. Eye Health
Your daily intake of leafy green vegetables is also good for your eyes.
Lutein, zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin E may help prevent cataracts and your risk of macular degeneration.
The Best Leafy Greens…
So, you know they’re good for you but what are the best leafy greens to keep you healthy?
- Micro Greens
- Collard Greens
- Beet Greens
- Romaine Lettuce
- Swiss Chard
- Bok Choy
- Turnip Greens
How to Easily Add More Leafy Greens to Your Diet
Add them to:
- Raw Wraps
You can also make:
- Kale chips
We know they are good for us, and we know why. Now we also know the best ones to add to our daily meals for maximum nutritional benefit.
Adding a handful of mixed greens to your smoothie, your salad, your daily wrap, and even your pasta sauce, is an easy way to get more nutrition into yourself and your family on a daily basis.
How do you get your daily dose of greens?
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By providing the above information, we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before commencing any type of natural, integrative, or conventional treatment we advise you seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner.