Here are some compelling reasons to eat leafy greens on a regular basis. We’re talking kale, collards, chard, spinach, dark lettuce, bok choy, dandelion, and mustard—the darker, the better! High in vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants that protect cells from damage, these nutrient-dense, low-calorie, high-fiber wonders lower your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, macular degeneration, and cataracts. The high level of vitamin K in greens (other than spinach and Swiss chard) makes them important in the production of osteocalcin, a protein essential for bone health. The risk of hip fracture in middle-aged women was decreased 45 percent for one or more servings per day of green, leafy vegetables.
Taken from Last Generation, Vol. 27 No. 4, “Choices”. Last Generation is a vibrant 32-page soul-winning magazine published six times a year. To subscribe, call (540) 672-1996, Ext. 283. https://lastgen.net/