Ground Breaking News: Dark Leafy Greens Do Your Body Good
What’s the ground breaking news you ask?!?! When it comes to nutrition, everyone always wants a new and exciting reason to change their intake or follow the latest breakthrough in science regarding health and wellness. Well, I hate to break it to you, but nutrition isn’t always sexy and exciting.
Why should you make an effort to include dark leafy greens in your daily consumption? Well, because our bodies can’t function without the key nutrients they provide.
Sometimes we need to be reminded of the simple reason why dark leafy greens should be included in our daily consumption, even if it’s not new news. So the short answer is because they do your body good. The table below is not an all-inclusive list, but it will help you get the idea of why they are so important.
Why Eat Dark Leafy Greens?
The Bottom Line
Research has concluded that eating 2-3 servings of dark leafy greens per week may lower your risk of cancer, specifically breast, skin and stomach. It may also help reduce the risk of heart disease. That sounds like a good enough reason for me to include them on a daily basis!
Growing up, you may not have acquired a taste for them, but hey…it’s a new year right? Each new year can mean a better you and eating dark leafy greens is a lifestyle shift that your body will thank you for!