Dietetic Importance of Green Leafy Vegetables




Good health is directly proportional to the food one consumes. One needs to choose food wisely as it should be balanced; containing required nutrients like vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates. Green leafy vegetables are one such food, which have great nutritional value. Healthy diet is not about depriving oneself from eating meals but it is all about choosing right type of food in right quantity.

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Everybody knows the basic importance of green leafy vegetables and how they are good for our health but just give a thought that how many of us actually know the real secret behind these green leafy vegetables and what miracles they can do to make us hale and hearty.

Green Leafy Vegetables are great source of minerals and vitamins which helps the body to detoxify.

The Nutritional values contained by the Green Leafy Vegetables and the necessity to have them are

VITAMINS A B C E & K: Green Leafy vegetables have more amount of nutrition then calorie. Vitamin K makes the bone stronger and Vitamin A helps for skin cleansing and detoxification whereas Vitamin C is the Medicine to preserve vision which is mostly gained from Kale, Dandelion, Swiss Chards etc. Green Leafy Vegetables like Wheat Grass have great amount of carotenoids, flavonoids, which fights against cancer, Blood Pressure, Cardiac Diseases. Vitamin B acts as a fuel to our body which provides glucose to the body.

ANTIOXIDANTS: Green Vegetables help in proper digestion and makes the body clean by removing unneeded waste.

SOURCE OF IRON: Vegetables like Spinach, Broccoli, Fenugreek are a great source of iron which helps in Hemoglobin formation and muscle function.

LOWER CHOLESTROL: They lower the fats induced in the body due to other foods. Mustard Greens and Kale helps to lower cholesterol the fiber in these foods bind with the bile acids which gets excreted from the body smoothly.

SOURCE OF FOLATE: Green vegetables has rich folate content which helps patients suffering from Depression.

SOURCE OF MAGNESIUM: Dark Green Leafy Vegetables help to fight asthma.

Food Pyramid suggests that one should intake at least 5-6 servings of Green Leafy vegetables per week for healthy living.

Intake of Green Leafy vegetables can be increased by indulging the following things in your diet. One should take 40% of raw foods in their daily diet

• Vegetable Soups including Spinach, Wheat Grass.
• Vegetable juices especially Bottle gourd Juice
• Raw Vegetables Salads
• Green Leafy Vegetables like Spinach, Broccoli, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Dandelion Greens, Collard Greens, and Arugula etc. are different Leafy Vegetables to be included in daily diet.

Donatella Versace rightly said
“I don’t even know what my natural color is, Natural? What is Natural? What is that? i do not believe in totally natural for women. For me natural has something to do with vegetables.”

Go NATURAL and Go VEGAN !!!

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