9 Reasons to Eat Leafy Green Vegetables

Why dark leafy greens are key for a healthy body and strong immune system.

High alkaline leafy green vegetables neutralize acidic conditions in the body and help to replenish alkaline mineral stores, as well as filter out pollutants.

Greens are very high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E and K. They are loaded with fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll, and many other micronutrients and phytochemicals.

Organic greens are highly recommended, as conventionally grown leafy greens have a very high pesticide content.

Benefits of Eating Dark Leafy Green Vegetables

  • Blood purification
  • Cancer prevention
  • Improved circulation
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Promotes healthy intestinal flora
  • Promotes flexibility
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Improved liver, gall bladder, and kidney function
  • Reduces mucus in the body, especially the lungs

Healthy Greens to Eat

  • Bok Choy
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Collards
  • Watercress
  • Mustard Greens
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Dandelion
  • Arugula
  • Endive
  • Chicory
  • Lettuce
  • Wild Greens
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Beet Greens

Incorporate a wide variety of dark leafy green vegetables in your diet in order to get the most benefit. Eat them with every meal, even breakfast.

Raw greens are best, as they contain all the nutrients and enzymes necessary for digestion. They are also very convenient and easy to prepare. Have them in smoothies, juices, and salads. They’re refreshing, cooling, supply live enzymes, high quality hydration and nutrition, and promote a healthy body.

What are your favorite leafy greens, and how do you like to prepare them? Comment below and let me know!

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