3 Reasons Why You Should Eat More (Leafy) Greens
It’s March! Which means time for all the green things! Plus, did you know that March is “Eat More Greens” Month? At Nevy we are celebrating by sharing why you should eat healthier greens. It’s common knowledge that you can help the longevity of your life by exercising and eating healthy. One way is you can start by eating more green food to your diet. Also, there are plenty of ways to incorporate leafy greens into any meal, but here are three main reasons why you should:
1. It’s spring, which means all kinds of leafy greens are in season. Depending on where you live, there can be lots of variety, and yes even here in Arizona, we have a quite the selection for March:
Lettuce (baby mix and other varieties), Arugula, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Celeriac/celery root, Greens (collards, dandelion, escarole, mustard, Swiss chard), Green onion/scallions, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Parsnips, Spinach, Kale (Tuscan and Russian)
2. Green is good (for you). It’s not hard to figure out when trying to live a healthier lifestyle that leafy greens are low calories but high in fiber and essential vitamins and minerals that overall are good for you. Leafy greens are also packed with macrominerals (calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They are also a high density source of nutrition without high amounts of calories. All the benefits and none of the crazy calorie intake. A good rule of thumb for greens is the darker the green, the healthier it is for you.
3. Lastly, they can be delicious! Eating more leafy greens is not only healthy for you, but you can also add them to any meal. You can make a side salad with Batavia lettuce or romaine leaves, depending on your preference or you can make it a main course salad with your choice protein. OR you can make a yummy and healthy blueberry smoothie by adding some spinach to give it an extra burst of protein. There are so many ways to add greens to your meals, but it’s all your choice. Or if you think we are crazy and leafy greens are not at all delicious, then you can get similar nutrients into your diet by taking them in a supplement form which we carry at Nevy Health.
Eating greens can help you get the nutrients and vitamins your body needs. Are you curious to learn more about nutrition? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Laurie Pavtis. She can help you gain a better understanding of nutritional health and may be able to give you greater knowledge of the other health benefits to green food. Our team of professionals at Nevy specializes in helping you live a healthier lifestyle. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on a healthy and greener lifestyle with Nevy Health today.