Green

9 Reasons to Eat Green

Updated: 4/19/18 There are so many tasty ways to incorporate more green foods into your meals.  What is your favorite green food?

As you celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend, try adding some 'green' into your diet! 

Did you know that most green foods consist of an array of fruits and vegetables?  They contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plant nutrients such as: fiber, lutein, chlorophyll, zeaxanthin, calcium, folate, vitamin C and beta-carotene (vitamin A).

These nutrients can help with the following:

1. Reduce the risk of cancer. 2. Lower blood pressure. 3. Reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. 4. Keep you regular with normal digestive processes and bowel movements. 5. Support retinal health and vision. 6. Fight harmful free radicals in the body. 7. Boost the immune system. 8. Aid in weight loss and weight management goals. 9. Keep you generally m

Try adding some of these green fruits and vegetables to your meals such as:

Apples Asparagus Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Celery Cucumber Grapes Greens such as Chard, Collards, Kale, Mustard or Turnip Green Peppers Lettuce Spinach String Beans Zucchini

Original Article Here: http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2011/03/17/beyond-green-beer-13-recipes-to-eat-your-greens-for-st-patricks-day-and-beyond/