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Leafy Greens: Why They’re Not Just Rabbit Food

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Leafy Greens: Why They’re Good for You

Leafy greens are an essential part of any healthy diet, but many people skip this so-called ‘rabbit food’ for other foods.

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Leafy greens have always had a bad reputation. You’ve heard it before. Someone’s eating a nice salad with lots of leafy greens and another person calls it rabbit food.

But greens are super healthy for you and some like Kale are considered super foods. And they also contain phyto-nutrients beneficial to the body.

Reasons to Eat Your Leafy Greens

  • They’re packed full of nutrients.
  • They provide essential fiber.
  • They’re low in calories.
  • They contain enzymes and proteins that are good for the body.
  • They have a healing effect on the digestive system.
  • They can be anti-aging.
  • They contain lots of water needed for you to stay hydrated.

Some Recommended Favorites

  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Kale
  • Collards
  • Chard

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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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