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Importance of Leafy Vegetables For Your Health

Leafy vegetables, especially dark green ones, are exceptional sources of nutrition, loaded as they are with vitamins like C and K, and minerals like iron and calcium. And, their high fibre content aids in digestion, proper bowel movement, and cuts down bad cholesterol. Above all, they are very rich in antioxidants, making them one of the best cancer prevention foods available.

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Some common health benefits of vegetables:

  • Managing body weight. They are low in calories, and hence have a very low chance of weight gain.

  • Cancer prevention: As said above, the antioxidants, as well as flavonoids and carotenoids present in them, all help in cancer reduction.
  • Improve bone health, as they are rich in calcium, magnesium as well as vitamin C and K.
  • Greatly reduce chances of cardiovascular diseases, being low fat, high fibre, high in folic acid, vitamin C and potassium
  • All these vitamins and minerals are important for the healthy functioning of every cell in the human body, and help slow down the aging process.
  • They are great for the eyes. Vitamin A and the carotenoids, go a long way for a healthy eyesight in people of all ages

Some popular leafy vegetables.

  • Spinach / Palak - considered by many to be a superfood, it comes packed with nutrients in a very low calorie package,

  • Green Cabbage - rich in vitamins K, C, B6; protein and fibre, as well as minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, manganese and a lot of fibre.
  • Beetroot greens - these are the green leaves and scarlet stems of the beetroot plant. These are completely edible and high in proteins, minerals and fibre. Though totally safe, people with diseases of the kidney; or are taking blood thinning medication, should consume it only after medical consultation.
  • Cauliflowers - these are a good source of fibre, vitamins, antioxidants and being low calorie help with weight loss.
  • Curry leaves - not just being aromatic, they are a big source of antioxidants; help in cholesterol reduction and protect the nervous system.

These five vegetables, and more like them, are available at best organic vegetable store Organic Planters. Based in Kakkanad, Kochi, we are making a conscious effort to ensure that, whatever you purchase from us, comes with our assurance of being organically sourced and environmentally friendly and of the highest quality.

In short, vegetables are good for health, more so, leafy ones, and if they are organically grown, then much the better. What now?; Buy fresh leafy vegetables online with The Organic Planters, Kochi right now!

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