Smartte's Top 5 Leafy Greens and Why You Should Be Eating Them
By Smartte on August 22, 2014
It’s no secret that green vegetables have numerous health benefits. Green veggies have been shown to act as antioxidants in the body, and to even prevent against certain types of cancer. But with so many leafy greens available, it’s hard to figure out which green is the best for you. To help make this a little easier, Smartte has rounded up the top five green vegetables available in your local supermarket.
Kale has been one of the most popular superfoods as of late, and it’s not hard to see why. It supplies your body with vitamins A, C, and K, as well as calcium, folate, and potassium.
- Collard Greens
While they’re most known for their status as a southern comfort food, collard greens surprise with the same vitamins and minerals as kale, but with a slightly different flavor.
Popeye’s favorite is both low calorie and good for you, with only 20 calories per serving and vitamins A, C, and folate, which can help protect against breast cancer.
- Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard is a good source of vitamins A, K, and C, and promotes urinary tract health.
- Mustard Greens
These greens come from the same plant that produces mustard seeds. Mustard greens have similar nutritional value to collard greens, but also have beta-carotene, which promotes eye health.
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