Our greens are useful in reducing the risk of heart disease since they are low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, as well as containing a host of phytochemicals, such as lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene. Green foods are low in calories, don’t mess with your insulin levels, and are an important source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Benefits Of Green Vegetables
1) High in Antioxidants
The first bit of good news is, they’re packed full of antioxidants! Yay! Green vegetables are rich in vitamin A – good for building your body’s natural defences, vitamin C for healthy skin and bones and vitamin K to help your body heal itself quickly when necessary. In addition to these vitamins, beautiful green veg is also rich in potassium and iron.
2) Full of Minerals
Green leafy vegetables, particularly spinach, are known for being high in magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral necessary for maintaining muscle health, as well as bone formation – helping the absorption of calcium.
3) A Natural Source of Fibre
Greens are a brilliant source of natural fibre, aiding digestion and slowing the rate at which your body absorbs sugar. This prevents sharp rises in blood glucose.
4) Improves Your Metabolism
As leafy, crunchy fresh greens are high in iron and fibre, they naturally improve our metabolism and keep the production of our red blood cells at a healthy rate. So pile your plate high!
5) Makes You Feel Fuller for Longer
As high fibre vegetables, greens are the perfect solution for rumbling stomachs. The more you eat, the less likely you are to reach for the junk in the cupboard!
Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy: They help fuel your brain, kidneys, heart, muscles and central nervous system.
Simple sugars travel through the blood stream to body cells. There they provide energy and help form proteins, or are stored for future use.
Dietary fiber appear to be at significantly lower risk for developing coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and certain gastrointestinal diseases. Increasing fiber intake lowers blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels.
Sodium is an extremely important electrolyte and an essential ion present in the extracellular fluid (ECF). One of the health benefits of sodium is the pivotal role it plays in enzyme operations and muscle contraction. It is very important for osmoregulation and fluid maintenance within the human body.
The health benefits of potassium include relief from stroke, high blood pressure, heart and kidney disorders, and anxiety and stress. It helps enhance muscle strength, metabolism, water balance, electrolytic functions, and the nervous system.
Calcium is a mineral important for strong bones and teeth. Too little calcium can lead to the bone conditions rickets and osteoporosis. Calcium also has a role in blood clotting and the regulation of muscle contractions including the heartbeat.
Magnesium helps increase energy, calms nerves and anxiety, treats insomnia and helps you fall asleep, helps with digestion by relieving constipation, relieves muscle aches and spasms, regulates levels of calcium, potassium and sodium, important for health and prevents migraine headaches.
Please also feel free to add any of our superfoods to personalise your new product however if you choose to add to this blend it will be quoted accordingly.