Frombroccoli to bok choy, there’s a reason why ‘eat your greens’ is a healthcatch-cry.
Iron, vitamin A, antioxidants – the list of goodies the average serve of greenvegetables contains is impressive. But while they all share the same colour –partly due to their chlorophyll content – each one brings a slightly differenthealth benefit to the table. This means that, whether it’s for easing ahangover or preventing cancer, there’s a green vegetable that fits the bill.
Nexttime you’ve overindulged in alcohol, make a beeline for a side of asparagus.Korean researchers have discovered how an extract from the vegetable mayincrease the function of liver enzymes and boost the metabolism of alcohol.While a half-cup serve contains 20 per cent of your daily folate requirements,be sure to choose a bunch with tender, straight stems and compact tips, anddon’t forget to snap off the woody ends and peel the lower part with a peelerif the stems are particularly thick..