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Leafy Greens May Be a Cheap and Easy Boost to Health

By Tom Herrin

There are all kinds of foods that may be able to make changes to your health.  Adjusting the diet, or at least fine tuning it, may be the simple way to impact health without going to a lot of major effort.  It is pretty obvious that food is what powers people.  The old saying that people are what they eat may actually carry quite a bit of weight.  There are some foods that can pack a good punch without having a great deal of risks.  In other words, some foods have some really good nutrients but may increase things such as cholesterol or other potential problems.  One good thing to add to a diet is leafy greens.  

They May Support Good Digestion

Digestive issues are not at all uncommon for many people.  Some of this may be due to poor choices in diet and some may be other things completely.  Leafy greens can add bulk to the food that is eaten.  It also contributes a good portion of vitamins and minerals.  Where many people may suffer fatigue and loss of energy from digestive problems, leafy greens may be able to restore much of this.

They May Help Avoid Anemia

There may be all kinds of reasons people are anemic.  Some of it is from natural aging and some is from things such as illnesses or other activities.  Many people seek to treat it with supplements.  Some also try to increase their intake of meat.  In cases in which this is not so good for the individual, leafy greens may be able to add the nutrients needed, including iron.  When people eat these, they may still have light meals while improving their body's ability to carry more oxygen through the blood to the cells.  Some nutritionists seem to believe that if people eat several servings per week of spinach, they will be able to maintain their iron at a good level.

They Make Some Good Meals

I have really become a fan of leafy greens.  In my case, I prefer them in salads.  It can produce a great, light meal that also helps me to feel energized.  There are times, however, when I enjoy them cooked, especially when the temperatures are somewhat cool.  No matter how you like them, they can be a good way to have nutritious meals without involving heavy foods.  While I like meat, there are times in which I try to avoid eating too much.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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