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Pack the Leafy Greens for a Healthy Meal

By Tom Herrin

There is no reason for anyone to complain that they can't find a healthy meal.  All kinds of foods are available.  The good thing is that it is not necessary to go to great lengths to have something that makes a meal healthier.  It depends on just what someone looks for, but one of the really good things to add is leafy greens.  For those who are 50 years old or more, their parents likely told them to eat their greens when they were younger.  That was probably wisdom from great experience.  Modern research often bears out what many learned from that experience.  Leafy greens are really good for health.

They May Help Improve Digestion

Many people have digestive issues and never think much about it.  They sometimes accept it as a fact of life and fail to realize that it is not necessarily normal.  A lot of the time, it may be caused by poor diet.  Consuming more leafy greens can likely help alleviate some of these problems.  The nutrients they contain may help improve the function of the system and leafy greens can add bulk to the food that passes through the body.  They may also help to restore some of the energy that is often lost through digestive problems.

They May Help Balance Cholesterol

Many people have serious issues with cholesterol today.  Some of it is due to the fact that they rely on so many fast foods every day.  The bad side of this is that many of them are poor quality and/or prepared with poor quality oils, etc.  Leafy greens can help to remove some of the things that tend to create obstructions in the blood vessels and keep them clearer.  

They May Improve Overall Health

I enjoy eating leafy greens in a meal often.  They make a light meal and can help me to feel ready to get out and be active.  Some of the contents of them are believed to help to increase energy.  Some of this may be because of the many nutrients in general.  More specifically, the iron in many of them can help the body to carry more oxygen to the cells.  If you feel that your energy level is lower than it should be, try adding more leafy greens to your diet.  You may find that they can produce some good results without many of the bad things that come with some other foods.

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

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