Why we must all be eating more leafy green vegetables – Simply because they are actually your best friend when it comes to keeping you healthy.
There are many different kinds of amazing greens, you can eat them raw and you can cook them to enjoy them the way you like. Leafy greens are one of the most nutritious foods, they are inexpensive, tasty, have very little calories but abundance of nutrients!
Greens are acknowledged as the most nutrient-rich group of veggies, with a multitude of benefits. They’re one of the best sources of Vitamin K as well, essential to bone health, and are abundant in vitamins A, B (especially folic acid) and vitamin C. Greens also provide a wealth of antioxidants and chlorophyll, protect against cancers, and are anti-inflammatory.
Kale is an excellent source of vitamin A, C, and K, as well as calcium and folate.
Collard and Turnip Greens are also full of vitamin A, C and K, but also folate, manganese and calcium.
Spinach, Swiss Chard and Beet Greens are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, K, B2, B6 and E, manganese, folate and iron.
You can add leafy greens to so many recipes, like juices, smoothies, salads, sauteed vegetables and more.
They are highly detoxifying, low in calories, high in fibre and nutrients. As a result, they help you to lose unwanted weight and maintain your ideal weight.
How Do You Cook Greens? Eat them raw in salads and smoothies, sautee, steam them, stir fry, put them into soups, stews, or roast them in the oven – Brussels sprouts for example are especially yummy roasted with fresh cranberries!
If you don’t like plain veggies – you can always add things like raisins, nuts or seeds, transforming simple veggies into amazing meal!