Eating green leafy vegetable benefits in lots of ways to the health of our body. By eating green leaves vegetables our body gets lots of nutrients and fibre.
We could eat these leafs cooked and uncooked. Make sure to wash leaves with mild hot water before eating it uncooked. This can help to wash away pesticides or chemical on their surface.
And while cooking leafy food it’s better that we don’t add lots of spices to it. Adding more spices will reduce the nutrition value of leaves. Also, don’t overcook, This will lead to reducing the nutritional value of leafy foods.
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Here are 5 rare green leaves vegetables you should start eating
Spinach is one among the most nutritious leaf in the vegetable family. It is a fleshy vegetable which is rich in nutrients like vitamin C, Iron, and Calcium. It contains rare varieties of fiber and HDL (High-density lipoproteins cholesterol) or good cholesterol. Eating 100 Gram of spinach can yield you the required amount of Carotene sufficient enough for an average adult.
2. Moringa oleifera (drumstick tree leaves)
Moringa oleifera is a leafy food seen mostly in southeast Asian countries. It contains nutrients and minerals more than or equivalent to that contained in milk. It is rich in Iron, vitamin A, and essential antioxidants. And vitamin C content in this leaf is much higher in amount than seen in many fruits.
3. Boerhavia diffusa
Boerhavia diffusa is an herbal plant widely seen in India. It is rich in minerals like vitamin c, fibers, and phosphorus. Using this herbal plant has various health benefits like boost the production of blood and increases immunity power. Apart from that, it is also an effective natural remedy for curing sneezing, cough, asthma, pains in heart, diabetes, and piles.
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Colocasia is native to southeastern parts of Asia and mostly in the Indian subcontinent. It is rich in amino acid content which is equivalent to that contained in milk and egg. And contains essential nutrients like carotene, omega 3 fatty acid, and folic acid.
HDL (High-density lipoproteins cholesterol) or good cholesterol content in colocasia makes it healthy for cholesterol patients to consume.
Thulasi is an herbal plant seen mostly in the Indian subcontinent regions and also cultivated throughout the Southeast Asian regions. ‘Thulasi’ is an Indian name for this herb, Holy basil or Ocimum sanctum are the other scientific names.
This herb is mentioned in many places in the ancient science of Ayurveda for its medical benefits. Tulsi is a common ingredient in preparing home remedies for regular fever, cold, asthma, bronchitis and skin issues. It is also very effective in treating bacterial and viral infections.
These are 5 among the rare varieties of green leaves vegetables you should defiantly include in your diet. Sure using these will yield extraordinary health benefits.