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Are Leafy Greens on Your Daily Menu?

By Tom Herrin

Even if people try to have the best kind of foods possible for their health, they may need to have some polishing up of their diets on occasion.  Making the right choices is important.  Evaluating their most basic needs should be a guide as they develop a menu that can build their health.  Something that may be added to most to get the maximum benefit are leafy greens.  Most people were likely taught that they should be included in meals, but many have ignored this information in favor of tastes that may have been developed for foods that are not so good for them.  Leafy greens can do a lot.

Leafy Greens:  Good for Digestive Health?

Having digestive issues is pretty common for many.  Some of this may be because they have eaten so many foods that really are not quite so healthy.  It can become a habit, but it may not do much for digestion.  Unfortunately many people may have problems with their digestion without being fully aware because they may have gotten used to it.  Leafy greens can provide nutrients that may supply some basic needs for good digestion.  They also can give bulk to the food eaten so that it can pass through without problems.

Anemia and Leafy Greens

As people age, it is not uncommon for them to have low iron and anemia.  It can simply be age-related or something else.  Even many young people have this problem as they grow and develop.  Some can take care of this with supplements.  Others may eat more meat.  Some have a need to avoid eating much meat.  For any of these, leafy greens can help raise their iron levels as well.  When people are low on iron, they will have problems getting enough oxygen to their body.  They may end up short of breath anytime they are very active.  Leafy greens may be a good food to add for them.

Light Meals Can Be Good

I am a big fan of light meals.  Leafy greens can be a major part of these.  Particularly if I am wanting to get out and be active, I will eat salads including leafy greens.  They are packed with nutrients and easy to digest.  We have tried to include them as often as possible so that our children would have an appreciation for them as well.  It is another thing worth giving some thought.  They will make meals even a little more nutritious.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Redlands, Calif.

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