Leafy greens are absolutely fantastic for your health! They are high in fibre and absolutely loaded with vitamins, minerals and phyto-chemicals. (Chemicals in plants with amazing health benefits).
They are actually a better source of calcium than cow’s milk, as well as being rich in magnesium, B vitamins and potassium to name just a few nutrients. If not eating them already you should definitely start incorporating them into your diet every day. If you are already eating them you could probably eat more! Adding a few to most of your daily meals will really make a big difference.
I always make sure I have at least a couple of different kinds in my fridge. Adding leafy green veggies to your diet is something you can do really easily and cheaply. They don't even have to be cooked!
Some of my favourites; Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Pak choi, Swiss Chard, lettuce, parsley, basil and coriander. There are loads to choose from!
Eat them raw chopped up in a salad with a dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, and sprinkled nuts, or eat them steamed, and don't forget to add to smoothies! I also always pop a few into soups, stews, casseroles and stir fries. As well as chop them up in the food processor and add to dried pasta, plain rice and sandwiches for the kiddies. xx
note: be cautious if on blood thinning medication and speak to your healthcare provider. Leafy greens are a source of vitamin k which will interfere with your INR.