Do you eat dark green, leafy vegetables? Do you know why these foods are beneficial to you?
*Few of us even eat the minimum USDA recommendations of 3 cups of dark green vegetables per week.
*Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food.
*They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins.
*Dark green leaves even contain small amounts of Omega-3 fats.
*Greens have very little carbohydrate in them, and the carbs that are there are packed in layers of fiber, which make them very slow to digest. In general, greens have very little impact on blood glucose.
Your challenge today is to eat at least one cup of dark green leafy vegetables. What vegetables fall into this category?
*Swish Chard (note this is naturally high in sodium)
Have a great day!
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