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Let Leafy Greens Garnish Your Health

By Tom Herrin

Most people could use some fine tuning of their diets.  It may be due to the fact that they have let their habits take over and become the bulk of that diet.  For many, once they eat meats and fried foods, they seem to develop a taste for those over many other things.  Making a few changes can go a long way.  It they are concerned about the things they may be trying to get from their diet, there are often simple foods that can provide a lot without all of the bad things that go with it.  One of those really healthy foods is leafy greens.  They can supply all kinds of nutrients and plenty of other good things.

They May Help Maintain Healthy Skin

Some people spend a good deal of money and time in an effort to try to keep their skin just right.  It may be worthwhile, but there are other ways.  Adding leafy greens to a diet can be a great support to this effort.  Swiss chard and various kinds of lettuce can provide minerals and vitamins that are known to help keep skin healthy. The high water content many of these contain can also help to keep moisture in the skin, avoiding wrinkles.

They May Help Manage Weight

These greens can help to make sure the supply of vitamins and minerals is there.  When people have the right balance of these, they are likely to experience less hunger.  The high water content, along with the fiber provided by the leafy greens, can help people to feel full.  They are also known to help flush out toxins.  All of this can help those trying to lose weight.

They May Boost Energy

We all have times when we feel as if we are dragging.  It may seem that we cannot muster enough energy to perform our daily activities.  Consuming more of these leafy greens can help to fill that void.  Besides the other obvious contents, many have reasonably high iron contents.  When I discovered that I was running low on energy, I found that I was in need of more iron.  I found that eating more leafy greens, especially the dark ones, could give me this iron.  I tried it and saw an almost immediate difference.  If you find yourself seemingly short on energy, including more of these in your daily diet may be all you need to get cranked up.

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

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