Romaine. (Cancer Prevention) This celery-flavored green is one of the best vegetable sources of beta-carotene—712 micrograms per cup. Recent studies showed that high levels of beta-carotene impends the growth of prostate cancer cells by 50 percent.
Arugula (Bone Health). One cup of these mustard-flavored leaves has 10 percent of the bone-building mineral that can be in a glass of whole milk and 100 percent less saturated fat. There’s also some magnesium which assure more protection against osteoporosis.
Watercress (Protects the Pipes). It’s a pepper-flavored filter for your body. Watercress contains phytochemicals that may stop cigarette smoke and other airborne pollutants from causing lung cancer.
Endive (Heart Health). It’s slightly bitter but it offers twice the fiber of iceberg lettuce. A cup of endive also provides almost 20 percent of your day by day requirement of folate. People who don’t get enough of this vital B vitamin may have a 50 percent greater risk of developing heart disease.
Mustard greens (Brain Booster). These spicy, crunchy greens are packed with the amino acid tyrosine. In a recent study, there was found that of consumption a tyrosine-rich meal an hour before taking a test assists people to significantly improve both their memories and their concentration.
Spinach (Eye Health). Spinach is a top source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two influential antioxidants that protect your vision from the negative effects of old age. A study found that frequent spinach eaters had a 43 percent lower threat of age-related macular degeneration.
Kohlrabi (Pressure Control). Kohlrabi tastes like the love child from a tryst between a cabbage and a turnip. Each serving contains nearly 25 percent of your daily necessity of potassium (to help keep a lid on your blood pressure), along with glucosinolate, a phytochemical that may avoid some cancers.