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Why You Need to Eat Your Greens

Leafy green vegetables are brimming with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Eating a healthy portion every day can help protect you from many diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and can also help you live longer. Your body can feel more satisfied since it is getting the essential nutrients each cell requires to function properly.

Health Benefits of Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are packed with health benefits. Here are some examples of how these vegetables can improve your well-being:

Which Green Vegetables Should You Eat?

There are many leafy greens you can eat. Here is a list of the healthiest greens commonly available:

Eat Your Greens for Your Health

Green leafy vegetables are an important part of our daily diet, and with so many varieties available, it’s easy to add them to your plate. Always choose crispy leaves with a fresh green color. When the leaves are turning yellow or brown, it means they are aging and losing their flavor.

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