Tip: Health Benefits of Eating Green Leafy Vegetables

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.

Healthy Green Leafy VegetablesGreen 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,

Lynn

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