I think we can all agree that kale's popularity in the limelight has some of the other super green vegetables a little jealous, especially because not everyone knows just how beneficial they are. Some people's digestive system cannot handle the coarseness of the hearty kale plant (even when it is cooked) because of of the sulfur the digestive process stirs up during digestion. Below are super greens that are overlooked that yield significant positive nutritional health benefits (other than our trusty kale) and the highest nutrient per calorie score.
Great for reducing cholesterol, high in fiber
High in folate (battling depression and birth defects) and Vitamin B (energy and sexual energy)
High in Vitamin K (blood and bone builder), aids in digestion and helps control appetite
Vitamin K, water and fiber
High in antioxidants and polyphenols. Prevents chronic diseases.
High in vitamin K (blood and bone builder). Appetite suppressant.
Detoxifying, aids in cardiovascular health
High in antioxidants and anthocyanins. Anti-inflammatory
High in calcium and iron.
High in Vitamin K and Beta Carotene
(Chive, Endive, and Turnip Greens are runner-ups!)
So as the flu season is still going strong and the holidays try to cut our immune system down, keep these powerhouses available in your dietary reach and use them/eat them often. Enjoy!
Sources: CDC.gov, cosmopolitan.com, yahoo.com