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The power of Green Leafy Veggies

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Green leafy vegetables are possibly one of the most superior groups of food in terms of nutrition, and not many can overtake the dense nutritional composition of leafy greens. While other kinds of vegetables are also nutritious and excellent for health, none come close to leafy greens when it comes to the number of health benefits.

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Here is a comprehensive list of Green leafy veggies

Let’s look at some in specific.


Don’t let its taste demotivate you, for its nutritional content surely compensates for it. The slightly bitter vegetable is so nutritious that some people even consider it to be the healthiest food on the planet. The dense nutrient profile includes vitamins A, D, and K, minerals like calcium and magnesium, and antioxidants like lutein and beta-carotene.

Beet greens

The root of the beet plant is a popular part of many peoples’ diets. The deep red veggie makes for a healthy and palatable food, but it is nowhere as nutritious as the leaves of the beet plant. The leaves are always ignored in favour of the root, mostly because people aren’t aware of its nutrient profile which includes minerals like potassium and calcium, vitamins like A, B2, and K, antioxidants like beta-carotene and lutein, and a whole lot of fiber.


If there is one veggie that we have always been coaxed to eat, it is spinach. Just 30 grams of spinach has 30 mg of calcium, 24 mg of magnesium, 167 mg of potassium, and a whopping 810 mg of iron! Spinach is also loaded with vitamins A,B2, B6, B9, C, and K. antioxidants like lutein and beta-carotene are also present in abundance.

Collard greens

Collard greens may not be as omnipresent in India as other vegetables are, but it consumed nonetheless, and with good reason too. It is an excellent source of micronutrients and macronutrients, and with a dense profile of vitamins like A, B9, C, and K, and minerals like calcium, iron, and manganese, it is one of the healthiest leafy greens.


We can thank burger and sandwich joints for its popularity, but lettuce is well famed for being one of the healthiest leafy greens. A lot of popular salads include this leaf, for it is loaded with vitamins A, B9 and K, and minerals like iron, manganese, and phosphorus. It is also a rich source of the antioxidants lutein and beta-carotene. Lettuce has also shown to increase the level of blood lipids in the body.

Look at the benefits of the Green Leafy Veggies

Nutritional Comparison Of Leafy Vegetables

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The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for a physician’s advice. Always make sure to seek a doctor or a professional’s advice before proceeding with the home treatment plan.

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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