The Goodness of Greens

Greens are amazing! They are so nutritious, can be added to salads or soups, or they can be cooked alone. You can even sneak them into spaghetti sauce. The leaves from just about any root vegetable and many other plants can be used. Sadly, most people cut them off and throw them away, and grocery stores tend to sell their vegetables with the greens cut off. Green are sometimes more nutritious than the vegetables from which they are cut!

Here are just a few types of greens you can cook:

Dandelion leaves
Borage leaves
Turnip greens
Collard greens
Mustard greens
Radish greens
Parsnip greens
Carrot greens
Beet greens
Chard
Spinach
Bok Choy

Here are just a few of the nutrients found in greens:

Vitamin A
B Vitamins
Vitamin C
Vitamin K
Calcium
Iron
Folate
Lutein
Magnesium
Potassium
Omega 3’s
Antioxidants

They are good for your bones and joints, blood, and heart. They can help prevent cancer, diabetes, and arthritis, and they are anti-aging. Recipe to follow.

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