Leafy greens are easily one of the most important foods we can eat. Loaded with vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and fiber…they’re are also very low in calories, sodium and cholesterol.
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Benefits of Leafy Greens – Wellness
According to VeryWellFit, dark leafy greens may contain the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food group. And it’s true! They’re packed with macronutrients, such as fiber and protein, as well as micronutrients, like minerals, calcium, potassium and magnesium. They contain an incredible storehouse of vitamins, including K, C, E and a variety of B vitamins. And that’s not all — they also contain omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Truly, no other food source packs in the benefits like greens.
The benefits of eating greens include:
- Reduced risk of osteoporosis
- educed risk of atherosclerosis
- Reduced inflammation
- Diabetes risk prevention
- Decreases rate of age-related cognitive decline
- Lowers risk of cardiovascular disease