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Leafy Greens: The Best Ones for Your Health

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Leafy greens are known as superfoods. They’re rich in vitamins and minerals, have high fiber content, and are low in calories. They’re known to have cancer-preventing antioxidants and are also low in carbohydrates. Some provide health benefits like decreasing one’s weight, which helps lower heart disease and blood pressure. There are some that are rich in potassium, which helps to decrease the risk of having a stroke. Clearly, eating leafy greens can be very beneficial to you. Yet, which one’s are the best for your health?

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Kale

Kale is considered by many to be the most nutrient-dense leafy green on the planet. Others like collard greens and Arugula are also a great source of vitamins A, B9, and C.

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Spinach

Spinach is high in manganese and vitamins K and A.

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Cabbage

Cabbage helps to improve digestion and support the body's immune system.

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Edible Beet Greens

Edible beet greens are rich in calcium, riboflavin, and fiber potassium. They’re also a great source of vitamins A and K.

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Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is rich in potassium, manganese, and vitamins A, K, and C.

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Watercress

Watercress is a leafy green that’s helpful in targeting cancer stem cells and impairing cancer cell reproduction.

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Endive

Endive, a great source of vitamins K and A, is rich in kaempferol, which helps reduce inflammation in the body.

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Bok Choy

Bok Choy is high in selenium, which helps with cognitive memory functions.

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Dark leafy greens are all good and promote weight loss if consumed with a low carb diet. Romaine lettuce is a good substitute for bread when having a turkey sandwich while eating low carb.
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