Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Go Green for Better Health: Leafy Greens, That Is

A study by the University of California, Los Angeles and Louisiana State University found that those who consumed salad and raw vegetables had a higher concentration of vitamins in their bloodstream, but according to dietitian Helen Tracey, we need to eat them in much greater quantities.
With salad season in full swing, you may wonder whether some leaves are healthier than others.

'All leafy greens are good for you,' says dietician Helen Tracey, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.

'Some are higher in nutrients than others but overall they're a good source of vitamins C, E, calcium and antioxidants, including phytonutrients such as lutein, which is thought to form a chemical that some studies suggest can lower the risk of developing cataracts in later life.' Read more

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