You’ve heard it before but we’re sayin’ it again: Eat your [leafy] greens! What’s so great about them, you ask? Read on to find out.
Leafy Greens that Simple Mills Loves:
PC: The Woks of Life
Originally cultivated in China, this leafy green is packed with nutrients. Bok Choy is known to contain compounds that help the body fight cancer cells, boost the immune system and aid in heart health. (Not to mention, it’s crunchy and delicious!) Check out these 5 different ways to cook with Bok Choy.
PC: Huffington Post
This leafy green may have a bitter taste, but it’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world. Not only is it full of potassium, calcium, fiber and other vitamins, but it also contains lutein, an antioxidant that can protect the eyes. This superfood may also provide health benefits for people who suffer from asthma and allergies. Be sure to try these easy and mouth-watering recipes.
PC: Simply Recipes
These leafy greens are as full of flavor as they are nutrients. They are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Aside from getting your daily dose of vitamins, mustard greens can also help with detoxification. They work amazing as side dishes and you can see a quick and simple recipe here.
PC: Bon Appetit
This gorgeous leafy green is full of biotin, known for helping hair grow stronger and longer. And aside from boosting your luscious locks. Not sure how to include Swiss Chard into your diet? Here are 19 creative recipe ideas.
PC: Martha Stewart
Often overlooked, watercress is one of our absolute favorites. It contains more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, and more iron than spinach! This small, crispy vegetable is also known to lower the risk of breast cancer, while improving heart and thyroid health. This leafy green can work into almost any recipe – if you need ideas, check out these quick and healthy recipes.