Do you eat enough foliage? This is a very important question! Your body needs fiber to help it function to the best of its ability. Unfortunately some lettuce on your burger isn't going to provide enough roughage to have a positive impact on your digestive health. You are going to have to reach for a salad or some cooked vegetables (like cabbage, collard greens or spinach).
Why take the time to eat leafy greens? They are packed full of important nutrients, like fiber, water, antioxidants, vitamin C and beta-carotene. Fiber is good to help with weight loss because it provides bulk and helps keep you feeling fuller for longer. It also provides bulk as it moves through your digestive tract and can help to pull cholesterol from circulation, which is good for heart health. Water is always important, because your body is comprised primarily of H20. Antioxidants help to fight off free radicals that attack your cells. This can help prevent inflammation and keeps your cells healthy. Vitamin C is immune boosting and can help your body make collagen. Beta-carotene is converted into Vitamin A and this helps with growth and repair of skin cells. There are so many great things that dark, leafy greens provide for your body.
Want to learn more about one of my favorite leafy greens ... spinach, watch the video below!