It’s everywhere from Oprah to Dr. Oz that dark leafy greens are a must for a healthy diet. We all know that they are good for us, but do you know why?
First let’s talk about Spinach because it’s the most common dark leafy green. Spinach contains vitamin A which promotes healthy skin and nails, vitamin C helps boost immunity, folic acid helps with keeping your heart healthy, magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function and potassium which helps lower high blood pressure. WOW if that isn’t enough to make you want to run out and get yourself a bag of Cookin Greens Spinach than how’s this fact, Spinach is high in carotenoids, a group of substances known to fight cancer.
Next on the list is Kale, this dark leafy green is finally starting to get noticed. Kale belongs to the Brassica family, a group of vegetables which includes cabbage, collard greejs and Brussels sprouts. Kale is an excellent source of vitamin K which helps in blood clotting meaning it assists the healing process by stopping the bleeding. Also vitamin K helps in the absorption of calcium. Kale is also a good source of non-dairy calcium which helps prevent osteoporosis. Like Spinach it also contains Vitamin A and C. So why not try this superfood tonight! Cookin Greens Kale is waiting at a retailer near you, and while your there grab some olive oil and garlic so you can sauté your greens, delicious!!!
Lastly let’s talk about Rapini other wise know had Broccoli Raab which is also part of the Brassica family. Rapini is also an excellent source of Vitamin A, C and K. It also contains Zinc which helps strengthen the immune system which is the body’s key defense against infection and disease. Rapini is somewhat strong and bitter in flavor but taste great if sautéed in olive oil, garlic and balsamic vinegar. Do you want to try Cookin Greens Rapini but are still unsure how to use it? Cooking Greens has great recipes for you to try tonight. http://www.cookingreens.com/recipes.html .
Enjoy your dark leafy greens not only are they Superfoods but they are super delicious!
Here’s to greens!
The Cookin Greens Team