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Do You Eat Many Leafy Greens?

By Tom Herrin

People don't need to have a perfect diet to be healthy, but it helps to have one that has some good components.  Most people know about the standard parts of any quality diet.  They have to have some kind of protein, fats, and carbohydrates.  The general similarities may end there.  Exactly how those things are made up in the diet can make a lot of difference.  Many times, meals are planned but not so much as to what role each part of that diet plays.  One of the good things that may make most diets better is leafy greens.  They can provide a good source of nutrition, often without some of the bad things that are contained in many other foods.

They May Be Good For Digestion

Since many people don't have the opportunity to have good quality meals, they are often left with digestive issues.  Leafy greens may be able to provide the kind of nutrients that can help the digestive system to work more efficiently.  They also can help to restore the energy that may have been drained by some of the digestive issues.  They also may add bulk to the food so that it can pass through the system.  It can be a good addition to any daily diet.

They May Help Cholesterol Levels

Many people have problems with their cholesterol.  Whether or not they have it by nature or if it results from poor quality foods served at fast food restaurants, it can be a major concern.  Leafy greens can help to manage this much better.  It may provide plenty of nutrients that can help remove some of the material that can block blood vessels.  This can hopefully keep them clear.

They May Provide More Energy

When we eat leafy greens, we can have a good light meal.  They may help us to increase our iron supply without having to take in so much meat.  This may help to avoid taking in so many bad fats.  Iron is critical for us to be able to have the right amount of oxygen to supply for our cells.  This enables the food we eat to be burned more efficiently, allowing it to release more energy.  When we find ourselves tired for what seems like no good cause, we may be low on iron.  If this is the case with you, adding more leafy greens may do the trick. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Englewood, N.J.

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