Green vegetables are nature’s multivitamin and are packed with antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamins A, C & K, calcium, potassium and iron, to name a few.
These nutrients are necessary for maintaining many different processes in your body, including reducing levels of bad cholesterol, improving your vision, helping to manage your weight and boosting your immunity.
Want to know some fun ways to eat your greens? I love adding them to smoothies, especially kale and spinach. You can also use them in soups, green juices and salads. My favourite smoothie recipe:
My favourite greens + the benefits :
Broccoli contains more vitamin C than an orange and contains as much calcium as a glass of milk; Calcium helps to keep your heart beating regularly and also promotes sleep.
Spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein and fibre. It is packed with tons of nutrients that are important for skin, hair and bone health. Remember, it was Popeye’s favourite for a reason 😉
One of the most nutritious greens to eat is Okra also know as gumbo. It is rich in fibre and also has a low Glycemic index. Grilled and pickled okra or gumbo preparations are the best ways to lose weight with this healthy green vegetable. Okra is digested slowly thereby making you feel full longer. It also improves blood glucose balance and helps in weight management and regulating metabolism. Best ways to eat Okra is including it sliced in stews and gumbo.