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What are the benefits of eating leafy greens?

Dark leafy greens have many healthy benefits, but a big one is that they are packed with an arsenal of natural cancer-fighters. In this video, disease prevention specialist William Li, MD, explains how dark leafy greens work to fight ovarian cancer.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Leafy greens have the following benefits:

  • They are rich with cancer-fighting molecules embedded deep in the leaves.
  • Leafy greens such as kale and spinach are high in folate. Folate, a water-soluble B vitamin, reduces homocysteine which has been linked to Alzheimer's disease.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com.

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