The start of the spring season signifies a return of longer days, sunnier days, warmer days and an abundance of produce, particularly spring greens!
Here are six convincing reasons why spring greens are worth a nibble for their numerous health benefits…
1. Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
A study from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, in New Orleans, shows a correlation between diets rich in the B vitamin folate, found in spinach and leafy green vegetables like romaine lettuce, and a lower risk of heart disease.
The study found that just 2-cups of shredded romaine offers roughly 40-percent of your daily folate requirements. The added fiber in leafy greens can also be attributed to lowering LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or ‘bad’ cholesterol and the risk of stroke.