“Eat your greens” has been hovering around us since our childhood. We all know greens are a must in any healthy diet. Adding more leafy greens to Your meal is always going to be healthy. Leafy greens are super-healthy, packed with A, B, C, E, and K, minerals like magnesium, iron, and calcium, and a bunch of flavonoids and phytochemicals. Eating a healthy portion every day can help protect you from many diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, strengthening your immune system, cancer prevention, lowering cholesterol, and improved blood, and can also help you live longer. Your body can feel more satisfied since it is getting the essential nutrients each cell requires to act properly.
Here are some greens you should add to your daily menu & why:
Kale: It has almost all the best leafy greens can offer. Kale is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, folate, potassium, and fiber. It protects the heart and can prevent or slow down cancer.
Collards: Collards contain nutritional value very similar to Kale.
Green leaf, red leaf, and Romaine lettuce: These are full of vitamin A and folate. The darker leaves are more nutritious than lighter varieties.
Turnip greens: The tops of turnips are low in calories, and are loaded with vitamins A, C, and K, and calcium.
Swiss Chard: These vegetables have a beet-like taste and a soft texture. They contain a healthy amount of vitamins A and C.
Broccoli: It is rich in vitamins C and A, potassium, folate, fiber, protein, and iron. Broccoli also contains cancer-fighting sulforaphane.
Spinach: Spinach contains folate, vitamins A and C. Cooked spinach is more nutritious than raw.
Mustard greens: These greens have a similar nutrition profile to turnip and collards.
Cabbage: This vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin C and cancer-fighting compounds.
Small leafy greens, like cilantro, parsley, mint, spearmint, sage, thyme, and fenugreek: These greens are potent in nutrients similar to the large leafy greens noted above.
So there’s no question we should eat more greens but to do that, they need to taste good.
Let’s look at some modern & interesting dishes that you can explore to make your and your families meal more healthy –
Buttery Spinach Salad With Crumbled Tempeh and Crispy Shallots, Vegan Creamy Ginger, Coconut Kale Zucchini Spaghetti, Clean and Healthy Veggie Rice Paper Rolls, Lemony Kale Chips, Vegan Tempeh and Turnip Green Soup, Mozzarella Stuffed Cannellini Burgers With Spinach Pesto, Broccoli Rabe, Potato Pizza With Carrot-Miso Sauce and Hazelnuts, Green Monster Margarita Smoothie, Lentil Taco Lettuce Wraps, Vegan Holishkes (Stuffed Cabbage), Frittata With Swiss Chard and Red Pepper, Creamy Vegan Dandelion Greens Dressing, Kohlrabi Spaghetti alla Foriana, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Chickpea Omelets With Mushrooms, Greens, and Vegan Swiss, Shiitake Tempeh and Kale Stir-Fry, Hoppin’ John Sliders With Smoky, Lemon Aioli Sauce and Sautéed Greens, Blackened Bok Choy, Carrot Tacos For the recipe of these tasty dishes visit: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/leafy-green-recipes/