General benefits of leafy green vegetables.
- Vitamins - Dark leafy greens contain vitamins including Vitamin C, K and folate
- Minerals - Leafy greens are a source of minerals including calcium, non-haem iron and potassium.
- Antioxidants – Drinking low GI cold pressed green juice could be a good way to consume a nice dose of antioxidants. Leafy greens contain a range of carotenoids that act as antioxidants. Some carotenoids are precursors to Vitamin A.
- Nitrates– Many leafy greens contain dietary nitrates which we covered here for their nitric oxide promoting-blood pressure lowering effects.
Green juice recipe ingredients2 kale leafs
1 handful of rocket
½ small cucumber
1 celery stack
Juice all the leafy greens together preferably with a cold press juicer to ensure high yields of juice from the leaves. If you are using a centrifugal juicer pack the greens tightly before turning the juicer on to maximise the yield. Then juice all the rest of the ingredients and serve with ice.