Published: 02nd December 2009
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• Protein : Essential to the structure of red blood cells, for the proper functioning of antibodies resisting infection, for the regulation of enzymes and hormones, for growth, and for the repair of body tissue.

• Vitamin A: Needed for new cell growth, healthy skin, hair, and tissues, and vision in dim light

• Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid): An antioxidant needed for the formation of collagen to hold the cells together and for healthy teeth, gums and blood vessels; improves iron absorption and resistance to infection

• Thiamin (B1): Needed for energy metabolism and the proper function of the nervous system

• Riboflavin (B2): Needed for energy metabolism, building tissue, and helps maintain good vision.

• Calcium: Needed for healthy bones and teeth, normal blood clotting, and nervous system functioning

• Folate (Folic Acid): Promotes normal digestion; essential for development of red blood cells

• Iron: Needed for the formation of hemoglobin

• Magnesium: Needed for healthy bones and teeth, proper nervous system functioning, and energy metabolism

• Copper: Needed for synthesis of hemoglobin, proper iron metabolism, and maintenance of blood vessels

• Potassium: Essential for maintaining proper fluid balance, nerve impulse function, muscle function, cardiac (heart muscle) function


• Body Odor: Leafy greens cleanse the toxins that emit bad odor when blended and chewed well.

• Bones: The combination of calcium and magnesium are the important components of bone health and maintenance

• Digestion - General: When eaten raw, leafy greens stimulate digestion and digestive enzymes. As they are rich in fiber content they help prevent constipation

• Hair: Reverse greying of hair. Look very healthy and prevent hair fall.

• Hormone Balance: Provide a wide variety of nutrients necessary to maintain proper hormone balance.

• Immune System - General: Provide essential nutrients to the endocrine system and make the body more alkaline, thereby strengthening immunity .Vitamin A - C are the best source.

• Sleep Cycle: Most provide tryptophan which aids in sleep. They make a light, low-fat meal, which allows for a peaceful night's rest

• Prevent cancer: The anti oxidants present in the leafy vegetables prevent the cancer. Lutein and Zeaxanthin(carotiniodes) may help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as breast ,skin and lung cancers. Isothiocyanates protect us against colon and other cancers

Protects the eye: The carotene in green leafy vegetables is converted in the body into Vitamin A that prevents Blindness .Lutein and zeaxanthin (carotenoids) found in dark-green leafy vegetables, are concentrated in the eye lens and macular region of the retina, and protect against both cataract and age-related macular degeneration,

• Ideal for weight management: Since they are low in fat, high in dietary fiber.

• Protects heart: As they are low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium

• Anti ageing: The various vitamins and minerals and the fibre present in the green lefy vegetables prevent premature ageing and give good tonicity to the body

Add these leafy vegetables in your diet and be healthyDr Gayathri is Trainer for medical billing training online and | medical billing training online | Online Medical coding Training

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