You’ve probably read that one of the best health benefits you can give yourself is to include colorful vegetables in your diet. By consuming veggies of different hues, you give your health a cocktail of essential vitamins and minerals. Today, however, I’d like to pick out from one color from the rainbow and talk to you about the benefits of adding greens to your daily diet.
Greens these days are heavily promoted by fad diet enthusiasts and by celebs who swear by veggie smoothies. Grandma was right- greens are great for you. Greens like kale, broccoli, lettuce, arugula, romaine, spinach are favorites at the dining table in most homes. Here are 7 benefits you can enjoy just by adding green veggies to your meals from today:
Leafy veggies are low in calories making them the ideal partner in weight management. Plus nutrients like potassium and magnesium and vitamins like Vit C occur naturally in the leaves. These can help improve cardiovascular health and burn fat simultaneously.
Leafy green veggies are ranked low on the glycemic index which is great news for anybody trying to eat healthier. By including a healthy serving of greens each day, you’re also less likely to binge on junk food and snacks.
Plus, greens are also beneficial for people suffering from type 1 and 2 diabetes. They help manage the secretion of insulin efficiently thus leading to more stable sugar levels.
Vitamin K is found in abundance in most green veggies and it’s important for improving bone density and heart health. Just a 250 ml serving of raw kale can give you 6 times the body requirement of Vitamin K per day.
Dandelion leaves and kale have ample amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin. Both are essential to containing eye damage and decreasing the risk of cataract.
Toxins get built up in the body with time and can interfere with the natural rhythm of the digestive system. Green veggies like broccoli (which belongs to the cruciferous vegetables family) are chockfull of antioxidants, and act as natural body cleansers from within.
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Plus, most green veggies are also naturally rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which are great for the brain and support healthy cell regeneration besides fighting ageing (and who doesn’t like that!).
So, should you enjoy your green veggies roasted, broiled, steamed or juiced? I recommend eating them as close to the natural form as possible for maximum benefits. If you’re ready to get started on a whole new journey of self-discovery and wellness, then simply pick up the phone and talk to me or email me, today.