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Leafy Greens: A great addition

Just by looking at a leafy green you can get a good idea about their nutritional value. The darker the color of a leafy green, the higher the antioxidants. Eating more salads is a start but to get the full benefits from this group of vegetables try spinach, arugula, and other greens rather than iceberg lettuce. You will get more vitamins A, B, C, E and K when you add leafy greens to your diet. Amongst other benefits, vitamin A helps with your vision, B increases metabolism, C with your immune system, E reduces free radicals, and K can help with osteoporosis.

The fibre found in dark, leafy greens will help with digestion in two ways. First, it cannot be broken down you get the feeling of being full for longer. Second, it helps your digestive system move food more quickly.

Despite the unfair reputation that vegetables, especially leafy greens, have gotten over the years they taste great and have many uses other than salads. You can add spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, bok choy, and ot



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