The USDA recommends a minimum of 3 cups of greens per week, and many people are not even getting that amount. Greens are the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food and deliver some of the most vitamins and minerals to our bodies.
Loaded with vitamins A and K
this helps regulate blood clotting and many prevent some inflammatory diseases.
It is also loaded with calcium, magnesium and folate ( an essential B vitamin
that is crucial for women).
Part of the
cruciferous vegetable family, Cabbage is loaded with vitamin C, which has been
shown to reduce the risk of several types of cancer. Other vegetables in this
family include broccoli, kale, collard greens, and brussel sprouts, all can
lower the risk of prostate and breast cancer.
High in monounsaturated fat
Avocados are a healthy fat that can help lower cholesterol. They contain 30
percent more potassium than a single banana, plus vitamin E, K, fiber and oleic
acid, which can offer protection against the development of breast
Did you know that Oregano is a highly
effective antibacterial agent? Oregano contains certain oils that are able to
inhibit the growth of several types of bacteria. This is a powerful antioxidant
that contains more than the vitamin C filled
High in vitamins A,C and K and one
of the highest food sources of folate, an essential B vitamin that is crucial
for heart health and reproduction. Asparagus is also a natural diuretic and
contains inulin which promotes healthy digestion.
Loaded with vitamin C Green Peppers promote healthy skin and
works to heal wounds. They help to lower cholesterol while also being one of the
best immunity boosting foods. One serving exceeds the daily requirements of
Kiwi contains more potassium than a
banana and is also an outstanding source of vitamins C and E. They are also very
high in fiber which helps improve diabetes because of it s ability to control
So enjoy these great green fruits and vegetables. Add some
to your salads or a healthy snack!!
Written by Jennifer Washburn,
FACTS Fitness Personal Trainer