Friday, 10 September 2010

What are Leaf Vegetables?

Nutritionists have declared that it is extremely important to make green leafy vegetables a part of one's daily diet. 
  • But there are very few that actually do so, even though they know that there are innumerable benefits of consuming green leafy vegetables. 
  • These vegetables include a whole lot of vitamins that are required to remain fit and also to prevent some diseases and health problems. 
  • Dark green vegetables, also known as pot herbs or just green vegetables, contain not only vitamins D, A, E and K, but are also rich in fibre which aids in cleansing the digestive tract. 
  • They also contain potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, folic acid and certain phytochemicals that are important for the proper functioning of the body. 
  • Consuming green leafy vegetables everyday decreases the risk of diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, heart diseases, etc. 
  • Leaf vegetables are beneficial for having good eye sight, healthy looking skin and also to control weight gain. 
  • Knowing the benefits of green leafy vegetables, it is crucial to include them into one's daily diet.

List of Green Leaf Vegetables

  • Amaranth
  • Arugula
  • Beet Greens
  • Bitterleaf
  • Brussels Sprout
  • Cabbage
  • Catsear
  • Celery
  • Ceylon Spinach
  • Chard (spinach beet)
  • Chinese Cabbage
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn Salad
  • Dandelion Nettles
  • Endive
  • Fiddlehead Fern
  • Fluted Pumpkin
  • Garden Cress
  • Golden Samphire
  • Kai-lan (Chinese broccoli)
  • Kale
  • Komatsuna
  • Lamb's Lettuce
  • Land Cress
  • Lettuce
  • Mizuna Greens (Japanese mustard)
  • Nasturtium
  • Paracress
  • Purslane
  • Radicchio
  • Samphire
  • Savoy
  • Sea Beat
  • Sea Kale
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Water Cress
  • Water Spinach
  • Winter Purslane

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