Dramatic, Dark & Leafy
C'mon in! Everyone here is rehearsing for a role in better health and nutrition with a focus on fabulous taste. The cast? Old favorites and new, including bok choy, broccoli, collard greens, kale, mesclun, mustard greens, spinach, turnip greens, watercress and a crew of others. Why the big production? Well, the USDA recommends 1-½ to 2 cups of dark leafy green vegetables per day for a variety of reasons, but primarily because they are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, which offer these tasty benefits:
- Vitamin A keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections.
- Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. It also aids in iron absorption.
- Vitamin K plays a key role in helping blood clot.
- And finally, because they are low calorie, they can satisfy and fill you up with less caloric intake.