More Healthy Green Facts
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Collard Greens: Collards are green leafy vegetables that are nutritionally similar to kale but chewier and with a much stronger taste. They are a superior agent for binding to bile acids throughout the digestive tract, which makes them very good to lowering cholesterol.
Dandelion Greens: Dandelion greens look like weeds in your lawn, but they are yet another great source of vitamins A and K. They help the digestion process and can help constipation issues because they are a natural laxative.
Kale: Kale is lightweight with ruffled leafy edges. It is loaded with vitamins A, C, K and more. It is known for lowering the risks associated with developing prostate, ovary, breast, colon and bladder cancers.
Lettuce: Lettuce has been a popular staple in salads since the time of the Ancient Egyptians. It contains essential amino acids and vitamins. Be sure to eat lettuce with dark green leaves to get the highest nutritional value. Romaine lettuce, in particular, has high levels of vitamin C, K and A and is a good source of folic acid.