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Green, Leafy Vegetables and your Heart

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We’ve all been told to eat our vegetables when growing up, and it is probably the rare kid who does so each time. If the tendency to avoid green, leafy vegetables continues into adulthood, as it does in so many people, not only may they be losing out on awesome skin, but they may also be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (disease related to the heart and blood vessels).

According to research, the consumption of green, leafy vegetables, including cruciferous vegetables may be co-related to a lower incidence of heart disease – specifically, 15.8% reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease. [1]

Another reason to ensure you include lots of green, leafy vegetables in your diet and also, to get your children in the habit of finishing what’s served to them. It’ll help them as adults.

References:

  1. The effect of green leafy and cruciferous vegetable intake on the incidence of cardiovascular disease: A meta-analysis
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4973479/
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