How Are You With Leafy Greens?
By Tom Herrin
When many people were young, someone likely told them to eat their leafy greens and gave a variety of reasons. Especially for those who are over 50, it was standard information. Even though there may not have been nearly as much research available then, parents seemed to know from experience that there were lots of benefits from eating them. With more scientific information today, leafy greens are still considered a healthy addition to any diet. With all of the specialized foods on the market, leafy greens can still hold their own as to their ability to have a major impact on health. They can enhance any diet.
Help Balance Cholesterol With Leafy Greens
With the busy schedules that so many people have today, many of them have to resort to relying on fast foods more than they would probably prefer. It is not that all fast foods are bad, but due to the nature of the market they must serve, they often use poor quality meat that may be high in bad fat. They also use poor quality oils for preparing food. Competition can create the necessity of operating cheap. With that said, including leafy greens with some of the meals people eat can help to supply nutrients that can help to remove materials that may block blood vessels. Especially for those who must live on lots of fast foods, those leafy greens could be good as a regular part of meals.
Leafy Greens May Help Prevent Anemia
Anemia is a problem for many individuals. Adding leafy greens can help to provide more iron in the diet. When people are low on iron, they may be weaker because they are not able to get enough oxygen transported by the blood. It has been said that three to six servings of spinach per week may help to counter anemia. Popeye's dependence on spinach for strength may not have been as far-fetched as some probably believed decades ago.
Would You Like Good Meals Fast
Salads with leafy greens are something that I can toss together when I am in charge of the evening meal. Our family enjoys having them quite often, and we can prepare them within minutes. A salad is light, yet filling. I can eat as much as I want without feeling too heavy. At the same time, my hunger can be satisfied. It is also something that can be made so many ways that it is easy to have variety and still have the health benefits.
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