• 5 Benefits of Greens

  • [shareaholic app="share_buttons" id="5546488"]
  • We all know that green fruits and vegetables can give us many health benefits.  Make sure you are adding these to your daily food intake, your body will thank-you! Below are are the top 5 benefits that we can get from green foods.

    5 Benefits of Greens

    green foods

    1. Lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids found in dark-green leafy vegetables, are concentrated in the eye lens and macular region of the retina, and help protect the eye from cataract formation.
    2. Quercetin is a bioflavoniod found in leafy green vegetables. Quercetin is a natural compound that blocks substances involved in allergies and acts as an inhibitor of mast cell secretion, and causes a decrease in release of interleukin-6.
    3. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E and many of the B vitamins.
    4. They are rich in a very important nutrient – FIBRE! Essential for colon health.
    5. Leafy greens are an excellent source of folate, which can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and memory loss. And since folate contributes to the production of serotonin, it may help ward off depression and improve mood.

    RSS-Banner (2)

     


    Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook Email

    No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!