I wanted to share about the amazing health benefits of greens and give you a glimpse of the big part greens play in our lives. We continue to have great health in our 70’s, and we are grateful to dark leafy greens for the important contribution they make.
We eat 2 to 3 large servings daily. You can see from the photos how many greens we cook for just one meal. And then we add a large salad at another meal for our second serving. Lately, breakfast also includes dark greens left over from last night’s dinner. Our bodies want greens. We also often add other cooked green veggies to our greens like asparagus, zucchini, romanesco, broccoli, etc.
Dark leafy greens are anti-aging and promote better cognitive function.
Dark leafy greens help burn fat besides being low in calories.
The dietary fiber in greens helps regulate cholesterol, is good for elimination s and supports a healthy heart.
Greens are high in calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium.
The vitamin K content of dark greens protects bones from osteoporosis and helps prevent inflammatory diseases.
And I could go on and on.
To Your Amazing Health,
Cooked Leafy Greens
Choose 1 bunch of the following: Kale, Collards, Bok Choy, Radish tops, Mustard Greens or Cabbage, washed and torn or cut
1 Onion, cut in small half moon slices
1/2 tablespoon Coconut Oil
Pinch of Sea Salt
In a medium pan add the Coconut Oil, Onion and Sea Salt. Turn heat to medium and then to low as soon as you hear the oil sizzle. Add the Greens, toss and cover. Cook until tender (usually 7 to 10 minutes). Serve and enjoy.