Why Dark Leafy Greens are Awesome


Dark leafy greens are among the most nutrient rich foods on the planet. Relative to the amount of calories they contain, they contain a very high number of micronutrients. Some of the most notable nutrients are iron, calcium, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K1. Dark leafy greens are sources of Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. In addition, dark leafy greens are rich in many phytochemicals with benefits and functions not even known yet.

Leafy greens can easily be snuck into different recipes. They make great bases in salads, can be combined with nearly any cooked food or blended into a smoothie. They also don’t take much effort to prepare/eat. They can cook quickly, blend easily and don’t require tedious amounts of chopping.

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Learn More:

Health Benefits of Dark Leafy Greens

Nutrition Data (source of nutrition info)

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USDA Dark Leafy Green Vegetables

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