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Those Green Leafy Foods May Be Great For Health

By Tom Herrin

All foods are not alike nor would many people want it to be that way.  It has been said that variety is the spice of life, and that may be one of the truest statements that can be said.  It is too easy to get stuck eating the same old things all of the time.  There are some wonderful alternatives to boredom.  Adding some healthy options to meals can make them much more enjoyable as well as a lot healthier.  With a little planning, it is possible to make some great meals that include green leafy vegetables while giving health a real boost.

They May Maintain Healthy Skin

As people age, their skin tends to show it.  Much of this may be dependent on the environment in which they live, but it is possible to offer some kind of protection.  Leafy green vegetables contain a good supply of vitamins and minerals.  Many of them also have a pretty high water content that may help to maintain that flexibility.  Eating these can be a great choice.  The other side of it is that when people eat these, they are avoiding some of those things that simply add to the wear on the skin.

They May Help With Anemia

Iron deficiency is common with many people.  It is well known that many women experience this as a natural part of life.  Many older men may have it as well.  Many people seem to have difficulty with taking iron supplements because their body does not tolerate them well.  Leafy green vegetables can offer a good alternative for obtaining an adequate amount of iron, especially for those who try to avoid consuming excessive amounts of meat.

They Are Another Source of Antioxidants

We have all heard a lot about the benefits of antioxidants.  They are purported to be a great way to fight off some cancers and a few other illnesses.  I always try to eat as many foods as possible that are higher in antioxidants.  I have chosen to increase my diet of leafy green vegetables because I had noticed that my energy levels were lower and my iron was near the bottom of the chart for eligibility to give blood when I donate.  These vegetables seemed a good choice since I wanted to address these issues and boost my antioxidants at the same time.

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

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