Green leafy vegetables are loaded with fiber, a rich source of vitamins A, B, C, E and K, and also high in calcium, potassium and magnesium. Here are other benefits:
- Good for the brain and maintaining tissue health are spinach and asparagus, which are high in folate (folic acid).
- Greens are great for the eyes, especially spinach, Swiss chard, collard greens and kale, which are highest in the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.
- Some of the best nondairy sources of calcium are spinach, collard greens, Swiss chard, bok choy and broccoli.
- One of the best vegetable sources of Vitamin C is broccoli.
Call to Action:
When shopping, remember the greener the vegetables, the greater the nutrition. Forget the iceberg lettuce, instead eat romaine lettuce and spinach.
To your wellness,