Why should you include green leafy vegetables in your daily diet?
Green leafy vegetables are pure health and are the most nutrient-dense food and the healthiest food that exist. ✔️ Greatest source of nitrates, which our body can transform into nitric oxide. ✔️ Eating foods high in nitrates, helps open our blood vessels and allows more blood to flow in our body. ✔️ Without nitrates, your arteries may stiffen and become dysfunctional. This can lead to high blood pressure and risk of heart attack. ✔️ Greens are stocked with the most plant pigments and antioxidants, just wrapped up in one green package. So, when you're eating dark green leafy vegetables, you're eating the rainbow. ✔️ The color green is because it contains chlorophyll.
Until recently we've believed that the only organisms that can utilize energy from the sun and photosynthesize are plants. Animals don't. This is because plants have chlorophyll and animals don't. This is where it becomes interesting.
Animals do have chlorophyll, but only if they eat greens. Being out in the sun, rays of sunlight will penetrate your skin, organs and the entire blood system, and if you're eating greens, a photosynthesis will happen inside your body. What happens next?
This process will actually produce the coenzyme Q10, which is a beneficial antioxidant. We've used to believe the only benefit of sunlight is vitamin D and the only benefit of greens is that it's rich in antioxidants. But together in a combination, researchers now suspect that they'll actually help our body to produce and maintain its own internal storage of antioxidants.