Diseases are as a result of a non-nutritious diet.
Cliché, right? Maybe.
However, the fact that it has become a cliché doesn’t mean it isn’t still true. This brings to mind one of my favorite sayings, “we are what we eat”. Believe it or not, this saying is actually true. The road to disease can easily be altered or disrupted by consuming healthy foods, especially green foods.
In our previous post, we discussed generally on the health benefits that can be gotten from consuming green foods. Here we are going to know the advantages that can be gotten from consuming these specific green foods listed below.
Apples: As little or big as an apple may be, its health benefits cannot be compared with its size. This crisp fruit helps in fighting obesity, lowering cholesterol, reducing your risk of stroke and stave off certain types of cancer, amongst others. Although this benefits are more associated with green apples but the good news is that they also apply to both red and yellow apples. Indeed an apple a day, keeps away the doctor.
Avocados: An avocado fruit is packed with 690mg of potassium amongst other nutrients – this makes it the perfect post-workout snack to help fight muscle cramps. The healthy fat found in this tasty fruit helps in decreasing inflammation and improve cholesterol levels. They can be consumed as a whole or incorporated into meals in form of salad.
Spinach: There’s a reason your mom always wanted you to eat your spinach. This is because classic spinach offers its share of health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants and also filled with vitamins A and C, and a reasonable amount of fiber. It also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium.
Pistachios: Although pistachios might not be classified as a fruit or vegetable, they still offer some serious health benefits. A quarter cup of pistachio is packed with more than 6 grams of protein, which is over 10 percent of the daily recommended amount.
Brussels sprouts: These little veggies offer plenty vitamins, especially vitamins A and C.
Kale: There is indeed a reason why this leafy green is being known and recognized out there. Kale is packed with so much health benefits. From promoting bone health to protection against some forms of cancer and also maintaining a healthy skin, kale indeed is a superfood. It contains vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant and could amp up your immune system to help your body fight off bugs. Vitamin K can also be gotten form kale, and this is essential for blood clotting.