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Benefits of green and leafy vegetables
Green vegetable is the hot favourite of everyone especially the youth; they love to eat green leafy vegetables. Sounds weird right but how good it would be if this statement becomes a fact. Most of it represents everyone that they avoid green leafy vegetables from their diet and for all of these here I am going to put before you the benefits of green vegetables so that as soon as possible this statement becomes a fact.
Green leafy vegetables are arguably one of the richest sources of nutrition and have numerous health advantages. It is no secret now that green vegetables are good for the body but it is disappointing to hear that despite of their large number of nutritional advantages, they are one of the most under-consumed foods in the average person's diet. They are not only rich assortment of nutrients but also possess vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. You can find vitamin A, C, E & K in salad greens, kale and spinach while many of the B vitamins can be found in broccoli, mustard greens and many other varieties of leafy green vegetable. They contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which serve to maintain eye health, aid in digestive regulation, increase bone strength and boost the immune system. Green leafy vegetables also contain high levels of dietary fibre, magnesium, potassium, folic acid, calcium. This rich fibre content help in the elimination of harmful toxins regulates the digestive system and aids in bowel health. A higher consumption of green leafy vegetables has been shown to significantly decrease in cancer especially breast cancer, skin cancer. The health benefits of leafy green vegetables are many in number they even have anti-aging qualities and also give bone strength. These qualities of green leafy vegetables are also advantageous for those suffering from type-2 diabetes.Green leafy vegetables are rich in beta-carotene, which can also be converted into vitamin A. now vitamin A helps improve immune function. There are millions of children in the world having increased risk of blindness, and other illnesses due to inadequate dietary vitamin A from green leafy vegetables. As I have mentioned above greens are also rich in vitamin K, it is helpful to you and your health in return in many ways like it regulates blood clotting, helps protect bones from osteoporosis, may be a key regulator of inflammation, and may help protect us from inflammatory diseases including arthritis, even help to prevent diabetes.. Green vegetables are loaded with folate which is a B vitamin especially important for women of childbearing age. The Centres for Disease Control and the FDA currently recommend that women take in 400 micrograms of folate daily, twice as much as was previously recommended. Let us talk about one very important and common problem now which is obesity. With green leafy vegetables even weight loss is possible. Dieters love greens as they are naturally low in carbohydrates and rich in fibre, making them slow to digest, so you will feel full long. A nutrition professor once told me that it was common for our ancient ancestors to eat up to six pounds of leaves per day. He imagined them walking along from one place to another, just picking and eating leaves as they went. Can you imagine eating a grocery bag full of greens each and every day? Few of us even eat the minimum USDA recommendations of 3 cups of dark green vegetables per week. And yet, these veggies deliver a bonanza of vitamins,
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