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You Won’t Beleaf It: 5 Great Greens For Your Diet

This post is featured on behalf of Stacey White.

We’re always told that we need to eat out greens — but which ones do we really need in our diets? After all, all leafy greens aren’t made equally, and some come with much higher nutritional counts than others.

Not sure which greens are worth the space on your plate? Here are some of the most important ones that come with numerous health benefits:

1. Broccoli

I bet you absolutely hated this particular green veggie when you were younger; all kids seem to hate broccoli! But now that you are much older and know about the advantages of eating all your vegetables, you should make sure that broccoli has made its way back into your diet.

That’s because there is so much good stuff in these mini trees. In fact, one cup of broccoli has 135% of your daily recommended allowance of vitamin C. There’s also a lot of protein in there too, and broccoli is also thought to be beneficial in the fight against cancer.

2. Spinach

You might have thought that spinach making Popeye stronger was just invented for the cartoon. But, in actual fact, this is based on truth. Eating plenty of spinach can help our bodies grow stronger as it prevents certain health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease. There are also some scientific studies that show eating these green leaves can help to stop hunger pangs through the day.

3. Moringa Leaf

Never heard of this leaf before? Well, if not, it’s time you changed that and got some in your life! Moringa leaf powder can be added to your meals or used to make shakes and teas. It has some really surprising health benefits, including the fact that the leaves contain all of the necessary amino acids that our body needs. The leaves are full of fiber and are also great sources of iron, magnesium, and vitamin A.

4. Kale

For lots of health conscious people, kale is the ultimate superfood. Just one cup of these crinkly leaves provides you with a huge 3 grams of protein and over 200% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin A. There’s also plenty of vitamins A and K in all that greenery too. What’s more, there are hardly any calories, so you can eat as much of this delicious veggie as you like!

5. Asparagus

Asparagus is another vegetable that divides people. Some people love it, others just can’t get around its distinctive taste. If you do like to nibble on these green sticks, it’s a good idea to eat as much as possible. That way, you will get all of the vegetable’s antioxidants which can help your body fight off a range of diseases. That’s not all, though — it’s also a fantastic source of many vitamins, including vitamin C and E.

As you can see, there are plenty of greens you should be adding to your meals. If you don’t know how to cook with them, you can always whizz them up to make a delicious green smoothie. So, how will you eat yours?

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