Go­ing with the green

Eat a wide va­ri­ety of green fruit and veg for mul­ti­ple health ben­e­fits

Men's Fitness - - Updates -

Full of fi­bre

What­ever your spe­cific goal, fi­bre should fea­ture promi­nently in your daily nu­tri­tion plan. Fi­brous veg­eta­bles like cab­bage and broc­coli sup­port your di­ges­tive en­zymes – vi­tal for gut health and the ab­sorp­tion of nu­tri­ents.

Stay hy­drated

The likes of cour­gettes and pep­pers have a high wa­ter con­tent, which helps you feel fuller for longer and pre­vents snack­ing. They also boost hy­dra­tion, aid­ing pro­cesses as var­ied as cog­ni­tive func­tion and mus­cle con­trac­tion.


Free rad­i­cal dam­age to your cells and DNA can cause can­cer­ous growths. Veg­eta­bles rich in an­tiox­i­dants – like kale, broc­coli and spinach – can pro­vide pro­tec­tion against this process, which makes them a more than wor­thy ad­di­tion to your diet.

Fight fa­tigue

A sta­ble re­lease of en­ergy is es­sen­tial - whether you’re in the gym, with the fam­ily or at the of­fice. Leafy va­ri­eties of green veg­eta­bles such as spinach and rocket salad are rich in the en­er­gis­ing min­er­als folic acid, niacin and iron.

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