Here is a list of green food that should be a part of every man’s diet:
- Green Juice:
Juice is a quick way to get your green. Incorporate some fresh fruit juice in your diet like kale, apple, pineapple, and chia seeds. It is better to use a mix of all. Other dairy drinks are good sources of vitamins A, B, C or K.
Spinach is a good source of vitamin K and iron. Especially iron, spinach has two times of iron than any other green vegetable of equal amount. To boost your energy levels spinach is suitable. High amount of zinc, niacin, and protein is present in Spinach
- Brussels Sprouts
This is the best source of fiber. It also contains indole-3-carbinol, which prevents many types of cancer. Brussels Sprouts if properly cooked can also be used in Paleo recipes. It is considered one of the healthiest foods in the world.
Broccoli is a low-calorie vegetable good source of folate (vitamin B9) and Sulforaphane. Folate is helpful in DNA synthesis and repair while Sulforaphane is helpful in preventing cancer.
This food is full of benefits, from fighting cardiovascular diseases to controlling diabetes. Regulating blood pressure, a good source of iron and helps to improve skin health.
This food is full of copper and glutathione that helps in prevention of fluid retention. Although eating Asparagus can cause pee smell funky, but benefits are more than this.
Cucumber is the main part of Greek salad contains components that are helpful in the prevention of cancer and inflammation. It contains very less amount of calories. A cup contains only 16 calories with 95% water, so very helpful quenching thirst and fighting heat in summer. It is a great source of magnesium, potassium, and silicon and helpful for eyes and weight loss.
Similar to cucumber celery contains 16 calories per cup. It is a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, folate and vitamin B6. So if you are weight conscious, then it is better to use celery.
- Matcha or green tea:
You should make green tea part of your daily food that is lightly caffeinated but energetic. By taking sips of green tea, you are actually taking EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) a plant compound associated with losing weight and prevention cancer.
Avocado although is green food but unlike other green foods it has enormous calories. The reason is that it contains monounsaturated fat and omega-3 fatty acids, which help the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins, like A, D, and E this helpful in keeping the heart healthy. One-quarter of avocado has about 80 calories and 7 grams of fat. Other benefits are they contains more potassium that banana. Eating avocado lowers cholesterol and triglyceride level, contains fiber so very helpful in digestion.
We can say Kale is the superfood of the century. It contains vitamin A, C, calcium. It prevents from cancer because of phytonutrients. It also contains carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin which helps in prevention from macular degeneration. We take Kale salad with foods or bake 20-minute kale chips. Kale is powerful antioxidants and a good source of iron. It is great for cardiovascular support and preventing from inflammation.