Health benefits of Green Leafy Vegetables.

Green leafy vegetables are known as “Super Foods”.  They are high in Dietary Fibre, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium Folic Acid and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Dark leafy green vegetables are one of the best sources of nutrition, and they’re low in calories to boot.

Greens such as spinach, kale, broccoli, and dark-green lettuce, turnip greens, mustard greens contain minerals including iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium as well as vitamins A, K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins.

 

  • Green leafy vegetables boost your immune system due to the presence of antioxidants.
  • They help to slow down the aging process and prevent age-related diseases .
  • Due to high level of antioxidant, green leafy vegetables has been found useful in fighting against diseases like Cancer, Osteopororsis, Alzhemier’s, Macular Degeneration, etc.
  • Dark green leafy vegetables in your daily diet can reduce the risk of Coronary Heart disease.
  • Green leafy vegetables  promotes bone health due to the presence of high levels of vitamin K.
  • Green leafy vegetables are good for the eyesight. They help to protect the eyesight from diseases like cataracts.
  •  It lowers the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Folate in green leafy vegetables also plays an important role in the repair of damaged cells. It is known to  reduce the risk of Colon, Lung, Cervix and Breast Cancer.
  • By adding more green leafy vegetables to your daily diet, it  helps to regulate the digestive system of the body, aids in bowel health and weight loss.

 

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