3 Leafy Greens that Will Improve Your Life

3 Leafy Greens that Will Improve Your Life
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You are what you eat! There is so much truth in that term. Food plays a vital role in both your physical and your emotional state, what you choose to put into your bodies can either adversely or beneficially affect you. A diet rich in high cholesterol, over processed additives, high sugars, excess sodium and other such synthetics can actually shorten your lifespan, deplete your energy, funk up your mental health and put you in higher risk for health problems and certain diseases.

Now, if you adopt a diet rich in natural fruits and vegetables, whole grains, zero synthetics and loads of water you can encourage a longer lifespan, a higher metabolism and a balanced mental health and you can even lower your risk for certain ailments and health disorders. Healthy all natural food is truly the best medicine; almost everything you need to live a problem free lifestyle can either be plucked from a tree or rooted from the earth. All foods supplied by nature contain properties that we all need to strengthen our immune system and ward off toxins. Today we are going to take a closer look at the health benefits of kale, spinach and Swiss chard.

Health Benefits of Kale:

A respected member of the cabbage family, kale is a truly a nutritional powerhouse. This leafy green vegetable is used extensively in savory dishes, raw juices and natural snacks. It unique taste is referred to as slightly bitter, however, it is quite delicious. Kale is a great source for dietary fiber and vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K. The properties of kale can balance cholesterol levels, correct GI issues and lower risk of certain cancers. Kale is also a natural anti-inflammatory and internal detoxifier.

Health Benefits of Spinach:

Hailing from southwest Asia, Spinach is perhaps one of the most well-known edible plants in the world of healthy eating and beyond. Spinach has a light somewhat buttery taste that complements savory dishes, baked goods, salads, raw juices and healthy snacks. Spinach is an excellent source of antioxidants; it contains high levels of body loving vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, beta carotene, manganese and zinc. Spinach has the ability to boost you immune system, strengthen the teeth and bones and boost the functions of the brain and of the nervous system.

Health Benefits of Swiss Chard:

Dubbed as one of the healthiest vegetable available, this cousin to the mighty spinach shares a lot of its healthy traits. Swish chard is very popular in the raw food community and is widely used in Mediterranean dishes. Chard is a wonderful source of antioxidants; it contains an abundance of vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin A as well as iron, potassium, calcium, copper, niacin, beta carotene, and vitamin B6. Swiss chard can regulate blood sugar levels and ward of symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Making healthier food choices is one of the best investments that you can make for yourself. There are absolutely no negative effects for taking care of yourself from the inside out. So go out there and feast on the abundance of nutrient rich nature-supplied goodness.


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