When you hear the term “leafy greens,” what comes to mind? You probably think of a healthy salad full of lettuce and other vegetables. However, lettuce is far from the healthiest leafy green available and isn’t just for dieters; there’s also spinach, kale, Swiss chard, turnip greens and mustard greens.
Leafy greens are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and healthy plant-based compounds. Because of this, eating one half-cup each day can help to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as reduce your risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. So, if you couldn’t find a good reason to eat greens like spinach, collards and kale before, maybe you will now.
The guide below shows you how to prepare and store these healthy greens, and also tells you about their nutritional value. For instance kale, a personal favorite of mine, can help prevent and even combat bladder, breast, colon, ovarian and prostate cancer. It also contains a whopping 1,328% of the daily value for vitamin K. Turnip Greens, on the other hand, are full of calcium and folate. Plus, since they’re great for sauteing, they can easily be used in a lot of side dishes and stews.
Now that you know the benefits of leafy greens, hopefully you’ll eat more of them at lunch and dinner.
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