5 Greens to Transform Your Health in 2019

5 healthy greens

“Eat your greens” – says Mama and she is never wrong. I remember my mom used to prepare a number of different recipes with green vegetables and fresh green leaves to coax me into eating them. Now today when I am a mother, I have started following the same footsteps into convincing my little girl to eat her greens. For those who still give excuses for not eating their greens, let me tell you; greens have no calorie sin them, and nutrient-dense like magnesium, calcium, potassium, and manganese. Why don’t we discuss the benefits of greens, in general, some other day? Instead, today let me give you a list of the top 5 green herbs that are a must inclusion in your everyday diet for overall good health

Wheatgrass

  • Rich source of many nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, iron, calcium, magnesium and amino acids
  • Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties also help in treating a number of health conditions and inflammatory disorders
  • Combats free radicals to reduce oxidative stress and prevent cell damage
  • Fights bacterial infections

Moringa leaves

  • Is nutritious and is used as an ingredient in preparing traditional herbal medicines
  • Reduces blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Protects the liver and quickens healing process of the liver caused alcohol consumption
  • Prevents the development of cancer

Spirulina

  • Can lower the bad LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Studies show it might have anti-cancer properties
  • Improves haemoglobin level and proves to be effective against anaemia
  • Has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that prevent oxidative damage to cells and DNA

Lemongrass

  • Has anti-hyperlipidemic and anti-hypercholesterolemic properties that help to support a healthy cholesterol level
  • Has diuretic properties that detoxifies the body by flushing out harmful toxic wastes. This keeps the liver and the kidneys healthy
  • The compound citral inhibits the growth of hepatic cancer cells during the initial stage
  • Due to its anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties, it prevents gastrointestinal disorders and keeps the digestive tract healthy

Barley Grass

  • Rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and enzymes, it supports a healthy immune system
  • Being rich in Vitamin C it fight off bacterial and viral infection
  • Stimulates the growth of friendly bacteria in the gut preventing ulcerative colitis
  • Helps to reduce excess acidity in the system by balancing the alkaline levels

Include these greens as part of your daily diet and notice the positive changes your body goes through.

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