Obviously, it is better to eat a little of everything than a lot of one thing. If you decide to try green juices and smoothies, it is important that you do not always use the same vegetable to guarantee nutritional diversity and vitamin balance.
If you really like spinach, try swapping it for kale from time to time, as it contains more calcium, iron and protein than spinach leaves.
When you vary, you prevent nutrient imbalance and toxicity from occurring. All leaves have small defense mechanisms to protect themselves from insects and such. Spinach, for example, contains oxalic acid, which can harm the kidneys and inhibit calcium absorption.
This does not mean that you have to stop taking them, since they are an excellent source of magnesium and iron, but it is advisable to use and vary the following ingredients:
It is a source of vitamins A, C, K, calcium and magnesium. It is one of the most complete vegetables and contains very little fat, of which an important part is omega-3 fatty acid. Additionally, it has very few calories making it among the most nutrient dense foods.
Broccoli and Brussels sprouts
Rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, lots of fiber, and perfect for purifying the liver. Being rich in vitamin C and containing iron, they are excellent for preventing or improving cases of iron deficiency anemia. They have a lot of insoluble fiber so if you take them you will feel satiated and it will help you go to the bathroom regularly. They are also an ideal food to keep our immune system in optimal conditions.
Its high water content helps us stay hydrated and prevents us from confusing dehydration with hunger. This happens very often, so by including foods like cucumber in our diet, which fills us up and satisfies us, we will avoid those snacks between meals that throw all our good intentions overboard.
They have antioxidants (beta carotenes) perfect for the skin and combat free radicals. They are diuretic, prevent constipation, improve arthritis symptoms and have a large amount of minerals such as zinc, manganese, and others.
In addition to being a source of monounsaturated fats, ideal for cardiovascular health, they contain folic acid, vitamin E, C, potassium and B6. They give a creamy texture to smoothies that is very good and very filling, so it will help avoid anxiety about eating.
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