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Leafy greens tend to be alkaline rich, which helps to reduce acid in the body. If you suffer from acid reflux, try eating a salad from time to time.
Greens contain essential phytonutrients like vitamin E and lutein, which help to improve skin health and slow down signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidants also help to protect skin from sun damage.
Dark greens are iron rich. Iron helps the body to produce hemoglobin (red blood cells) keeping your energy levels high. People who suffer form anemia can eat greens to help maintain a healthy red blood cell count.
Fast Muscle Recovery
Leafy greens are also magnesium rich, which is essential to muscle function. When the body is magnesium deficient, you are more prone to suffer from muscle cramps and spasms. Eating leafy greens can help improve muscle recovery and ease pain.
While eating greens won’t stop you from sweating, it can in fact help with body odor. Our sweat tends to smell like what we eat, and fresh greens make for less body odor. The chlorophyll in leafy greens is also nature’s most effective natural deodorant.
Greens high in fiber can help regulate the digestive track so that you have more regular and healthy bowel movements.
Greens are antioxidant rich. Your body needs antioxidants to prevent the oxidation of cells. This helps to keep your immune system functioning at optimal levels to prevent you from getting sick.