3 of the Best Leafy Greens for Better Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
Most have heard it before. Whether it was from your mom, dad, grandma, or a new diet plan: Eat your greens! Green food is generally thought of as one of the healthiest to ingest, and at the top of the list are the dark, leafy kind. But even in this seemingly tiny little subgroup of green foods, there are a ton of choices! To make sure that some of the best leafy greens are in your diet, take a look at these three great choices.
This has been known as a bit of a superfood for years now. While it doesn’t have quite the cult following that it once did, it remains one of the healthiest greens to add to the diet. Kale is packed full of Vitamins A and C, and it also has a nice punch of protein. Those who eat kale can expect improvements in digestion, metabolism, as well as potential weight loss.
Spinach sometimes gets a bad reputation. Perhaps it’s because so many people grew up with the cold, wet, canned kind of spinach. Luckily, this is not the only kind available! The best spinach is bought fresh and resembles lettuce in texture. This leafy green is also packed with Vitamins A and C, protein, and even a nice blast of potassium. Those who eat spinach can expect a blast of energy as well as help with muscle development. Just add it to a salad or a nice vegetable wrap and enjoy.
This is a vegetable that is a little lesser known to most people, but it may be worth getting to know. Watercress is a bit like a grass that grows in the water (sounds delicious, right?). It’s a hollow stem that grows on top of the water, and when harvested, it makes a leafy, lettuce like veggie. Watercress contains Vitamins A and C, albeit in lesser amounts than its two counterparts above. But this veggie contains massive amounts of potassium which make it great for easing muscle pains and cramps. It also contains high traces of Vitamin K, which makes it great for keeping the blood healthy. If watercress isn’t already a part of the menu, it may take some time and experimentation to get it right, but the healthy benefits might be worth the effort.
There’s no denying the healthy benefits of leafy greens. This is a kind of food that should definitely be included in any diet. Try these options to improve your menu, boost your overall health, and bring about some incredibly healthy benefits to your life and body.
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