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Grow Your Own or Not, Leafy Greens Are Healthy

By Tom Herrin

There seems to come a time for everyone in which they re-evaluate their diets.  Some do it when anything new comes out that is purported to do great and wonderful things for health.  Others do it when someone they know has experienced some kind of health issue that may be related to diet.  Of course, some are simply conscientious about keeping updated on what is best in a diet.  Whatever the reason, it is always good to revisit what they eat from time to time.  When looking for that food to add to make a change, one good thing to add is leafy greens.  They have a good track record and can offer a lot in the way of boosting health.

They May Help the Skin

Many people are concerned about their skin.  There is good reason because there are plenty of things that can cause skin problems.  Instances of skin cancers seem to be on the rise due to environmental problems.  Skincare products are a huge market.  For those who are really concerned, they can add leafy greens and do themselves a favor.  The nutrients in many of them can help support healthy skin, and since many of them have a high water content, they may help keep more moisture in the skin.  This can help to prevent wrinkles and other age-related issues.

They May Help Avoid Anemia

It is not uncommon for people to be anemic.  The reasons for this vary widely.  All of them are not women who are having physical changes that drain their iron.  Some are older men, and some are other people who may have illnesses or some other thing not related typically to age.  The iron content in many leafy greens can help to provide people with the iron they may need without them having to take in large amounts of meat risking raising their cholesterol levels.

They May Help With Weight Management

Lots of us have problems with managing our weight.  It seems to catch us by surprise.  I know I struggle with it often.  When I can find foods that are filling without having excess calories, I try to include more of them in my diet.  Leafy greens can make some good meals without making me feel loaded down.  I try to have them anytime I am needing to lose weight or cut back.  They work well for me.  Pick up some, and see what they can do for you.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Cedar Park, Tex.

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