Green leafy vegetables; how to get the most from these important nutrient-rich foods courtesy of Consumer Reports.

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Do you get enough green leafy vegetables in your diet?   Greens are important because they contain fiber, nutrients, and minerals that we need to keep our bodies healthy.   Dark leafy greens are especially important because they feed the gut and make sure the good bacteria in our bodies stay healthy and help us bring the nutrients in while keeping inflammation down, which is the major cause of most diseases. Not everyone is a salad person, and there are other ways to take in greens than in a salad.   Other greens actually unlock flavor and nutrients when they are cooked, instead of when they are raw. Greens can be used as a low-carb taco shell or can hold food as is regularly done with Korean BBQ.  With a little imagination, you can eat healthier and make it fun as well as delicious. After you read this article, you no doubt will want to visit your local farmers market. Consumer Reports recently did an article for those of us who may not be salad people, but want to get the most from green vegetables.  Check it out here

Tired of Salad? New Ways to Eat Leafy Greens

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