7 Green Vegetables to Eat Right Now


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Foods of every color are abundant in nutrients with specific benefits to health, but calorie-for-calorie, green foods, whether leafy greens, green vegetables or fruit, seaweeds, and even the popular ‘green’ supplements, are nutritional powerhouses. Rich in minerals, namely magnesium, potassium, and iron, greens also provide B vitamins, folate in particular, as well as vitamins K, C, and E. A cup of most greens provides several times the minimum recommendation for vitamin K, a vitamin needed for the production of osteocalcin, a protein essential for bone health.

Greens come packaged with layers of fiber. As a result, they’re extremely low in calories and carbohydrate, and have minimal impact on blood glucose. Packed with nutrients and low in calories – that sounds like the perfect food.

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By Lisa Tsakos| March 16, 2015
Categories:  Eat

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Lisa Tsakos

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa has been in her own practice for over 15 years and specializes in weight management. She teaches natural nutrition in both corporate and educational environments and is a shining example of someone who practices what she teaches.

Lisa is a nutritionist and educator specializing in weight management. After losing weight several years ago through a more natural diet and by improving her digestion, she committed to sharing her new-found knowledge and returned to school to study nutrition. Over the past decade, her Nu-Vitality Weight Program has helped employees at numerous corporations lose thousands of pounds. In addition, Lisa regularly consults for groups and individuals with unique nutritional needs such as police officers and athletes. Lisa has been featured on the Discovery Channel, numerous radio programs and is a contributor to various publications. Additionally, she teaches nutrition at multiple post-secondary schools, has taught natural food cooking workshops, and authored two books.

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