Very often children make faces when eating it. And yet, green vegetables are especially recommended for their health benefits.
Nutritionists advise eating at least one green leafy vegetable every day. Here are five that are particularly good for the body.
Rich in nutrients, including vitamin K, phosphorus, and calcium, this cruciferous vegetable is necessary for good bone health. Thus, women and men with osteoporosis or victims of repeated fractures should eat it, raw or cooked, several times a week. Same advice for children, young mothers and the elderly.
As surprising as it sounds, lettuce, more specifically lamb’s lettuce, is a good source of omega-3s. These fatty acids are essential for mental health. They help maintain a good nervous balance.
Spinach has many nutrients, including vitamin E (3.98 mg/100 g), which protects cells from premature aging. With its sweet flavor and smooth texture, it is also one of the lowest calorie vegetables. It is cooked in a salad with tender shoots or it is cooked as an accompaniment to meat, for example.
High in fiber, this little cabbage is not very popular with children. However, it concentrates a real mine of benefits. It contains vitamin C, which is especially useful for promoting the absorption of iron. Brussels sprouts are otherwise tasty.
Delicious in a salad accompanied by, for example, a warm goat cheese, dandelion leaves are also very good for the entire digestive system. They would help cure minor ailments like bloating or constipation. Finally, they stimulate the liver by activating the secretion of bile.