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Bid the Excuses Goodbye- Leafy Greens are All You Need to Lead a Healthy Life!

We get it- life nowadays is super hectic and, with the hustle-bustle of everyday life, self-care often gets pushed back to a dark corner of your everyday routine, from where recovery is extremely difficult, if not impossible.

Another impossible thing is overstating the boost of minerals and vitamins that come with every leafy green you could possibly think of. What’s more, is that they also contain a packed punch of phytonutrients, which act as natural health boosters, inflammation fighters, and antioxidants.

Deposit Photos | If you have a hard time eating greens, you can always make a healthy smoothie out of them

Leafy greens are one of the greatest gifts nature has to offer (even though they might not taste like it sometimes). We’re aware that even with the global vegan and healthy lifestyle trend, many people are still not convinced about just how beneficial leafy greens are for the human body so, here are our top 5 reasons why you should make leafy greens your best friend today;

1. They protect from diseases like Cancer, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Cardiovascular disease, etc.,

2. They help boost weight loss,

4. They enhance eye health,

5. They act as heart muscle aid.

Unsplash | Make healthy dietary choices to prolong your life expectancy rate

Greens you should start incorporating into your diet;

If you’re an active and concerned parent, or just generally a health nut, these vegetables might be frequently featured on your plates. Some of them, however, might not be so familiar to you.

Consider this our way of acquainting you with these amazing, worthy of mentioning dinner treats.

– Arugula: This spicy salad green is one of the best sources of antioxidants like glucosinolates, and Vitamins A and K, which provide protection against cancers of the lung, colon, breast, prostate, etc. You might also know this vegetable as ‘rocket’, which is a much more apt name if you ask us.

– Beet Greens: As is obvious from the name, this is the green leaf attached to your beets that you are habitual of throwing away and we’re here to tell you to stop doing that. One cup of these boiled greens contains 580% of your daily requirements of Vitamin K, 40% of daily Vitamin C requirements, and 61% of daily Vitamin A requirements.

– Kale: Here comes another anti-cancer green, with 19 mg of Vitamin C, 49 mcg of Vitamin A, and 80 mcg of Vitamin K in every cup-full.

– Matcha: You are probably very habitual of having this if you’re frequent coffee shops or cafes regularly, as a powdered form of this green is usually added into iced teas, smoothies, or green teas.

– Moringa: This green is one of the best sources of phytosterols and phytonutrients, which give the plant its anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, and anti-inflammatory capabilities.

– Spirulina: Mostly available in powdered form like Matcha, this green is super rich in iron, protein, antioxidants, and copper.

Deposit Photos | Powdered form of some greens are often added to beverages and desserts

Since all leafy greens are powerhouses of wellness and nutrition on their own, it doesn’t matter which ones you are habitual of eating (or drinking), as long as you ensure that you’re fulfilling your daily veggie requirement.

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