Category: Diet

Why eating greens is important for health?

Published:02 Apr, 2017     By: Salan Khalkho     4 min read

Green vegetables are typically low in calories and guess what, they are just right for weight loss management. Leafy greens especially dark leafy ones contain huge amount of water making them extremely depleted of calories.


eating greens is important

There is no other food group you will find that will match to everyday human needs for nutrients as perfectly as green vegetables do. Yet ironically they remain as one of the most ignored and avoided food. Green vegetables come packed with generous dose of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Eating green vegetables also help you break through your weight loss plateau. You can find complete green vegetable nutritional chart here

They provide more nutrition per calorie than any other food and are also significant source of vitamin A, C, E and K and several B vitamin. They are also rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.

Leafy green vegetables

Green vegetables are typically low in calories and guess what, they are just right for weight loss management. Leafy greens especially dark leafy ones contain huge amount of water making them extremely depleted of calories. This means you can eat them as much as you can without worrying about gaining any weight.

Vegetables have small amount of carbohydrates in them. These carbs are important for your health. They are packed with fiber that will keep you fuller longer.

That means eating green vegetables will help your curb your habit of binge eating. Besides helping your keep your weight under control, vegetable fiber plays an active role in grabbing the pollutants and other unnecessary things out of your body safely before they are absorbed.

They also contain phytonutrients a special nutrient helpful in boosting your immune system. Phytonutrients are helpful in protecting your body against cellular damage.

Green vegetables play important role in controlling immune cells that are critical to a healthy digestive system. According to an estimate only about one-quarter of Americans do eat three or more servings of vegetables per day. They contain array of antioxidant and other disease fighting compounds which are rare to get from other sources.

Eating a big bowl of green leafy vegetables

Eating a big bowl of green leafy vegetables is a new buzz word among weight watchers. To make sure you are having enough green vegetables to meet your daily servings, you can add variety to your food by having some of your vegetables in the form of smoothies. For example you can make your spinach, kale, dandelion greens, chard into delicious smoothies.

You can make your smoothies even more interesting and fun by adding fruits like pear, pineapple, mango and even chocolate! Just about any green leafy vegetables are fine for green smoothies. Here is the list of some of the popular ones.

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Beat green
  • Parsley
  • Romaine
  • Green and red leaf lettuce
  • Swiss chard
  • Dandelion Green
  • Collard greens
  • Turnip greens
  • Bok choy
  • Arugula

green vegetables like broccoli and spinach

Most green vegetables like broccoli and spinach are termed superfood because of the rich amount of antioxidant content. Antioxidants play important role in ensuring your body remains protected from free radicals that potentially have damaging impact on your body's vital organs.

Three servings of green vegetables per day are enough to supply you with enough antioxidants to keep you protected.

green vegetables help you lose weight

There is no wonder why green vegetables are termed super food. They help you lose weight, remain healthy, look better and feel better. Make sure you are getting enough of your daily green vegetables serving.



    Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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