Hello and welcome to another nutrition blog entry in my healthy eating series! Today we are going to start a segment where we dive into the various types of leafy green vegetables and uncover why they are important to our diet.
But before we get started, some of you might be wondering what exactly is a leafy green and why should you add them to your diet. Leafy greens are a term that refer to any vegetable that produces edible leaves. Think about kale, spinach or any garden variety lettuces. These vegetables produce delicious leaves for us to consume and obtain vital vitamins, minerals and fiber from.
And eating a diet abundant in leafy greens can offer health benefits such as: a reduced risk of obesity, a reduced risk of heart disease or high blood pressure and help prevent mental decline.
So tune in each week to discover a new way to incorporate tasty leafy greens into your healthy lifestyle!