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Remember to Leaf Room for Greens for Better Health

By Tom Herrin

When it comes time to add, subtract, or modify a diet, many people have to get pretty serious about improving theirs.  A lot of the time, it is because they have either had a good health scare or some kind of eye-opening experience involving someone they know.  Whichever is the case, some fine tuning may help to make that diet play a bigger role than it already does.  A good thing to look at adding for just about anyone is leafy greens.  They can increase the healthiness of a diet and make a pleasant change at the same time.

They May Help to Manage Cholesterol

It is not uncommon for people to have problems with their cholesterol today.  More people are familiar with some of the terms, the numbers, and what they mean.  In this day of super fast foods, no one has to wait, and it seems like everyone is in a hurry.  The consequence is often more bad food and cheap preparation resulting in increased bad cholesterol.  Taking the time to eat more leafy greens can help to increase the nutrients, many of which can help in the elimination of materials from the bloodstream that can interfere with good circulation.

They May Help Prevent Anemia

The number of people who suffer from anemia is pretty large.  It is not just women but many others as well who have problems with low iron.  Many have issues with it without actually realizing it.  One way to treat it is supplements, another is to eat more meat.  Another way to take in iron is to consume more leafy greens.  For those who don't tolerate supplements well and/or don't want to load up on meat, leafy greens can be a great thing to add to their diets.

They May Be a Delicious Addition

I enjoy eating leafy greens.  They are light and can make a nice cool meal.  Of course, they may be cooked as well.  For me, a good salad, with diverse veggies in it, can be filling and satisfying.  I always feel energetic when I eat it.  It also never makes me feel heavy after a meal.  When I noticed that my iron seemed to be low, I made a point of adding more leafy greens.  The results were a pretty fast recovery from my anemia.  I also feel they are a good way for me to manage my weight, which I struggle with from time to time.

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

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