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4 Good Reasons to Eat More Leafy Greens

By Genevieve Cunningham

It's so important to feed our bodies the right foods. When we don't eat well, it shows up in our appearance as well as our overall health. We may begin to gain weight or experience acne. We may feel run down or have an inability to focus. But improving your diet isn't always as easy as it seems. In order to make it easier, just choose one action to begin taking part today. What kind of action? Start eating more leafy greens. Leafy greens are such a powerful food, and chances are really good that you're not getting enough. If you tend to skip the salad in lieu of another starchy side, take a look at these four good reasons to eat more leafy greens starting today.

For the Full Feeling

When it comes to leafy greens, your eyes are usually bigger than your stomach. Just by looking at leafy greens, we think we can eat a ton. They're light and low calorie, it's true. But they are actually incredibly filling to the stomach. Because of this full feeling that leafy greens bring, many people add a salad to their meal. It helps keep the hunger away, but doesn't bring many additional calories to the table. If you like to feel full, try adding a few greens to every meal.

For the Nutrients

Leafy greens are nutrient dense. Depending on what kind you eat, you'll be getting a wide array of various vitamins and minerals. Dark leafy greens often have high amounts of Vitamin C, iron, and even a little protein. It's a great way to flesh out your nutritional content for the day with very little effort. There's no way to deny that leafy greens are healthy. So choose a few that you like, and make them a staple in your diet.

For the Digestive Help

Leafy greens are really good for digestion. They're responsible for cleaning the digestive tract as well as moving digestion a bit more quickly. This is another reason why many people eat a salad with their dinner. It helps their body digest their meal before bed. And when we have sufficient digestion, we are better able to lose weight, feel healthy, and improve the overall wellness of our body in general.

For Variety

Let's face it. It gets old eating the same old foods over and over again. But there are lots of leafy greens to choose from. You can choose a variety of different kinds of lettuce including Romaine, iceberg, or a combination. Or if you're not in the mood for lettuce, you can choose kale or a fresh baby spinach. Eating leafy greens allows you to add a little bit of variety into your diet and keep every meal just a bit more interesting.

Leafy greens are incredibly healthy, and if you know how to use them the right way, they can also be delicious. Don't be afraid to experiment and try new ways of consuming these healthy veggies. Over time, you may find that your body enjoys the benefits of leafy greens in your diet. Give them a try today, and you'll likely be feeling better in the days to come.

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

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