One of the good things about leafy veggies is that they are low in calories as the plant does not store starch or sugar, they only make them.
Rich in fibre to support the spread and weight of the leaf
Have micronutrients to combat the biological stress caused by exposure to sunlight and oxygen production
They are rich in Iron but all their Iron is the non-haem form which means they absorb less than the haem form found in animal meat.
Therefore if you don’t eat meat at all then it is usually recommended to consume up to 1.8 times more iron than meat eaters.
However having vitamin C with the Iron increases non-haem iron absorption up to six-fold.
Also avoiding calcium and tannins (found in tea and coffee) also helps. What it means is don’t have tea or coffee with meals as that slows the absorption of Iron.
If you are lacking in Iron, have the meal with vitamin C to increase the absorption of Iron and always speak to your GP before doing anything when it comes to your health.
With every step we take to achieving the goal of healthy lifestyle it means a win for ourselves and our loved ones.
It is not about how we look but how we feel on the inside that is so important.
Eating bad food daily makes me feel lazy, tired, and have no energy to do anything. It is also depressing. It might just be me, but eating the right food makes me feel energetic, and ready to take on the world.
Always have greens with your meal and they look so colourful on the plate.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read. Hannah-Michaela CoC@GetFit: Have a wonderful day, it is good to stay hydrated. Don't wait until you are thirsty to drink water. Every little exercise counts towards achieving your goal to lose weight. It is not about the weight loss, but how you feel on the inside that matters a lot. Take care of the inside and the outside will come part of the routine. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 NLT