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Add Some Leafy Green For Better Health

By Tom Herrin

There are a lot of things that may be included when people are seriously looking for something that can help to make a meal a little healthier.  Sometimes it may be best to leave a few things out.  It they are wanting to really make some good changes, it is always a good idea to add something that may help to introduce people to foods that can be good on a daily basis.  Leafy green vegetables have a reputation for being a healthy food.  It is unfortunate that many people avoid some of these foods for that reason.  Helping family members to develop a taste for them can mean a lifetime of good choices.

They May Help Prevent Anemia

Many times, when people are low on iron, they take iron supplements.  This does not work for some people because they may have difficulty tolerating the supplements.  Another thing that some do is eat more red meat, or sometimes liver.  Some have trouble with this as well.  A good alternative for many of these individuals is leafy greens.  These vegetables contain a good amount of iron while avoiding many of the other issues that can be associated with it.  

They May Help With Weight Loss

There is really nothing like leafy greens when it comes to foods that are filling but not heavy.  They have plenty of nutrients and high water content.  They are also generally high in fiber.  This is a great recipe for reducing hunger.  At the same time, they may satisfy any longer term needs so that they can do whatever tasks they need to do without running out of gas.  

They Can Make Some Great Meals

I love leafy greens when they are in a salad, though there are other good ways to eat them.  Particularly in the warmer temps, I will take some kind of cool dish with them anytime I can get them.  I always feel satisfied yet not full.  Eating them allows me the freedom of moving around and being active without that heavy feeling that I may get with some other kinds of foods.  When blood work showed that I was low on calcium, it was recommended to me to include more of these kinds of vegetables in my diet to increase my calcium supply.  Evaluate your overall health and see where they may fit into your diet to best improve yours.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.

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