Greens are loaded with multiple different micro-nutrients that are essential to a healthy life. Specifically Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin K, A and C. As well as good quantities of chlorophyll, and fiber.
All of these nutrients add up to some seriously wonderful health benefits. From strengthening your immune system to preventing cancer, greens are known to be most effective in maintaining your bodies overall health.
Try to stick to dark leafy greens. Yes, that means iceberg lettuce is not a good substitute for your healthy greens. Here are the top three vegetables you should make a staple in your diet.
This wonderful green is well known. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that helps to decrease the inflammation within the body. Jam packed with Vitamin C Broccoli also contains Sulforophane. Researchers are currently exploring the anti-cancer effects of this compound which is also found in our next go to green.
Kale is pretty amazing. One of the main things that is unique to Kale is the Omega 3&6 fatty acids. They help control inflammation in your body. There is also a high content of Calcium in Kale and can be used instead of milk to gain the correct amounts your body needs without the horrible complications that come from being lactose intolerant.
This is a versatile green. Cabbage can be fermented into sauerkraut, which helps to maintain a healthy gut, or eaten raw. Raw Cabbage is one of the best ways to get all of the antioxidants that this green has to offer. These antioxidants are similar to both broccoli and kale meaning that cabbage is wonderful at decreasing inflammation and boosting immunity. Make a cabbage slaw or salad with carrots, and a nice vinaigrette!
Eating a diet high in these types of greens will give your body the strength it needs to fight of disease, and even reduce the risk of cancer. So whatever you like to eat, try to make an effort to get these in your diet. If the thought of eating greens makes you sick try looking into good supplements that will give you at least some of the health benefits they have to offer. Look for supplements containing Sulforophane. Good luck and happy eating!
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