(NaturalNews) Although it is unclear who started the green revolution, the world seems to be recognizing the powerful effects of green foods in helping individuals live longer and healthier. Scientific researchers, health nutritionists, and other experts including the author of the Green Foods Bible, David Sandoval emphasize the power of Chlrophyll in treating several diseases including diabetes, ulcers, open wounds, skin diseases, body odor and even the big "C." The phytonutrients content of green foods possess a synergistic effect that not even synthetic drugs and supplements combined can match. Among the most widely recognized green foods with excellent healing powers are broccoli, spinach, guava, green tea and cabbage.
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Broccoli is one of the green vegetables that cannot be missed. Since Johns Hopkins University released its research, studies about the cancer preventive effects of this vegetable with its component sulforaphane in the 90s, it has become a widely recognized powerful and essential green in the diet. Aside from the big "C," broccoli can also help prevent birth defects, improve the immune system and strengthen the bones. It proves to be an excellent source of vitamins A, B6, C, E and K as well as iron, calcium, potassium and manganese.
Another green food equipped with healing power is a leafy vegetable that is rich in fiber, folic acids, and vitamins A and C. It offers a great solution for constipation because of its rich fiber component. The eyes and the digestive tract also benefit from this leafy green. Spinach is powerful enough to prevent several diseases involving the heart and cancers in the prostate and breast. This leafy green is also equipped with anti-inflammatory properties.
The tropical fruit guava is not only effective in weight management; it also helps relieve constipation and diarrhea. It possesses properties that fight off cancer, prevent heart disease and diabetes, including skin problems. The fruit also makes an effective solution to fertility problems in men.
Well known as an antioxidant, green tea has the ability to reduce inflammation, aid in digestion, improve compromised immune system, enhance endurance and protect cell membranes. It is a proven treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and reduces the risks of heart disease and skin cancer.
Cabbage is more known for its rich vitamin K and C content. Several studies have demonstrated the ability of a cabbage-rich diet to reduce the risk of cancers in the bladder, lung, colon, breast and ovaries. It can treat allergies, constipation, colds and cough, arthritis, bedsores, varicose veins and peptic ulcer as well as depression.
As results from different research studies spring up, the list of super green foods is only expected to grow further.