Food and Health – How to Go Green
Posted by BdBlackHat at 10:43 PM. Placed in Green Food category
Eating is one of the activities that we regularly engage in. As such, it ought not to be a huge surprise that our well-being is directly proportional to what we feed our bodies with. Lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer have become prevalent in today’s society. However, they can easily be prevented by consuming local meals, organic foods amongst other green foods.
The types of foods that we eat have immense effects not only on our world, but also on those who are close to us, for example, children, pets and relatives that visit us during the summer for barbeques. Discussed herein, are some of the benefits that you stand to gain by choosing to include local foods plus other green foods in your diet.
Organic foods such as dark green vegetables are essential for your wellness. In comparison to other types of foods, they are rich in minerals (i.e. potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium) and vitamins (i.e. E, B, K and C). Organic foods have also been found to offer a wide range of phytonutrients, for example, beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. Phytonutrients are essential to the body as they function in safeguarding your cells and tissues from damage. In addition, they protect the eyes from conditions that are related to aging. Traces of omega-3 fats have also been found in local and organic foods.
Other benefits that you stand to gain by eating green foods are:
- Prevention of lifestyle diseases such as type II diabetes.
- Safeguarding bones from ailments such as osteoporosis.
- Prevention of blood clotting.
If you are overly concerned about gaining weight, you will find that green foods are helpful when it comes to weight loss. Local foods and organic foods are virtually carb free. Hence, you can be guaranteed that you won’t be packing fat each time you consume green foods.