The Power of Green: 12 Foods With Vital Health Benefits

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The key to any health routine is diet. You have to eat right to feel right. It doesn’t take any work to be able to add healthy foods into your diet, it only takes discipline and consistency.


Most people who begin to add healthy foods into their diet begin to slowly fade away from the  process and therefore the results never fully develop.

Why do people start to back track? Maybe they don’t have time to go shopping. Maybe they find it inconvenient to go away from the norm and eat healthy every day. Perhaps they just don’t have the knowledge of what foods are the most important to get into their diet on an everyday basis.

There should never be an excuse as to why you can’t treat your body the way it deserves; the way YOU deserve. Make it a habit, not just an isolated action, to add these foods to your health regime and watch as you feel lightyears better both physically and mentally.

Take a look at 12 nutritions facts about foods that fit into any healthy, active lifestyle.

  1. Asparagus is high in glutathione, which has cancer-fighting benefits.
  2. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat, which is vital for energy.
  3. Green-tipped bananas are actually better for you than yellow bananas.
  4. Celery is the best vegetable source of naturally occurring sodium.
  5. Broccoli contains two times the amount the vitamin C than an orange.
  6. Cilantro has been shown to be useful in treating urinary tract infections.
  7. Chicory can help diabetics regulate their blood sugar levels because it contains insulin.
  8. Chinese cabbage is an effective anti-inflammatory aid.
  9. Dandelion has digestion benefits and is an antiviral that may be helpful useful in the treatment of AIDS and herpes.
  10. Fennel contains the antioxidant flavonoid quercetin.
  11. Fresh beans contain vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, calcium and potassium.
  12. Kale has been shown to ease lung congestion and is beneficial to the liver, stomach and immune system.

Calorie for calorie, it is very difficult to find foods with better nutritional benefits than the ones listed above. They provide a highly concentrated way to fuel your body and keep you at peak performance, both physically and mentally, all day long.

In addition to the many benefits listed above, these foods are also a terrific source of vitamins and minerals — including, but not limited to, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins K, C, E, and B.

Lastly, greens contain very low amounts of carbohydrates, and the carbs that are in there are compiled with layers of fiber, making them easy to digest.

Now that you got some facts, go out and eat some greens!

Source: Mercola