1. INCREASES METABOLISM
Leafy green salads contain vitamin C, which helps the body process fat efficiently, providing a positive effect on the metabolism.
2. PREVENTS CONSTIPATION
The high fiber content in salads supports healthy digestion, helping to prevent or reduce symptoms of constipation and other digestive irregularities.
3. SUPPORTS WEIGHT-LOSS
Green salads are low in calories while being nutrient dense, helping to support weight-loss goals.
4. INCREASES HYDRATION
Leafy greens have a substantially high water content, helping you stay well hydrated.
5. PROTECTS EYE SIGHT
Green salads can support eye health. Lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids found in dark-green leafy vegetables, are concentrated in the eye lens and macular region of the retina, thus playing a protective role in the eye.
6. PREVENTS INFLAMMATION
Quercetin, a bioflavonoid found in leafy green vegetables, contains antioxidant and antiinflammatory
properties that host unique anticancer properties.
7. SUPPORTS BONE HEALTH
Leafy greens supply the diet with a rich source of calcium, contributing to bone health.
8. SUPPORTS BLOOD
The iron content found in dark greens (spinach, Kale, mustard greens) supports your blood, providing cells with the necessary oxygen required for cell functions to prevent fatigue or tiredness.
9. FIGHTS CANCER
The rich anti-oxidant content of dark leafy greens prevents oxidative damage to cells, preventing free radicals from causing cancer.
10. STRENGTHENS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
The plethora of vitamins and minerals found in leafy greens work synergistically to support the immune system. They support the body to prevent colds, flu and infections from occurring.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun