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Join the Leafy Green Eaters for Better Health

By Tom Herrin

When people decide to get serious about living healthier, it may be generally thought of as dusting off that old exercise program and really cranking it up.  While that is one good way to do some good, another way is to take another look at their diet.  Without a doubt, there are plenty of ways to make some adjustments to that diet, one good one is to consume more leafy greens.  If they were not previously on the menu, adding them may bring about some good results.  They may be able to yield some good effects on health by making some fairly minor changes.

Leafy Greens May Help Digestion

For people to have issues with their digestion is no news.  It is fairly common and may happen as a consequence of lots of things.  Poor dietary choices, illness, and several others may share the blame.  In some cases, a lack of exercise can play a part.  Leafy greens can supply some nutrients that may help the digestive system work more efficiently.  They also can add bulk to the food that is being digested, making it easier to pass through the body.

The Skin May Be a Beneficiary of Leafy Greens in the Diet

Many times, people don't think too much about the effects the food they eat in taking care of their skin.  It is far more common to purchase skincare products.  Of course, many of those products are good and useful; including more leafy greens in the diet may help to support healthy skin from the inside out.  The nutrients may help to protect the skin, and the higher water content of these greens may help to provide more moisture to the skin.  This can help to avoid wrinkles and maintain better elasticity that can keep it from sagging.

Energy Boosts Are Never Bad

Leafy greens are a possible means of increasing energy.  Many of them contain iron that can improve the body's ability to move oxygen.  Spinach has a particularly good reputation for doing this.  I would venture to bet lots of kids ate more spinach after watching Popeye.  I ate a little more of it myself because of it.  Besides boosting energy, leafy greens may help a little with weight management as they can help people to feel fuller.  Both of these can be good for health as a result.  It may be a cheap and easy investment of time and money.

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

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