You hear it virtually everywhere these days: eat more green leafy vegetables. And with good reason; leafy greens are among the most nutritious of all vegetables, offering major benefits to your entire body, including your brain, your bones and your heart, while helping to prevent cancer, detoxify your body, boost your immune system and give your more energy. Not bad for a bowl full of greens!
However, most Americans are not eating enough of these incredibly healthy foods. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that less than one-third of American adults eat the amount of fruits and vegetables the government recommends, despite the fact that diets rich in these healthy foods are known to prevent disease.
Give These Uncommon Greens a Try
If your diet is lacking in healthy greens, or if you’re looking to experiment with a tasty and healthy side dish tonight, the following greens deserve a spot on your table. They’re incredibly good for you, low in calories, easy to prepare and, best of all, they’re delicious.