Thursday, October 27, 2016

Choose Your Greens for the Nutrition They Offer You

Let’s face it greens are always good for us; but each type offers its own special blend of nutrients, so here are a few unique facts about some of our favorites…
These greens are also cold tolerant so you can find them fresh & local well into the fall season.

Chard leaves contain more than a dozen antioxidants,
anti-inflammatories, and detoxifiers, and acts as an effective
blood sugar regulator.

Endive is a great source of vitamins A, B’s, and K, as well as manganese; metabolizing carbohydrates, and assisting with brain and nerve function.

Kale is known as one of our healthiest foods; it lowers cholesterol and the risk for cancer, supports detoxification, and reduces inflammation.

Lettuce is low in calories, offers fiber, and several essential vitamins and minerals in just a small serving.

Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins K and A, copper, folate, iron, manganese, and B vitamins. Cooked spinach offers vitamin C, potassium, protein, and may also protect the digestive tract from damage.

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