WHY GREENS ARE SO GOOD FOR YOU
Did you know that 100 calories of kale has more protein than 100 calories of beef? That’s right! Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins. They also provide a variety of phytonutrients, which protect our cells from damage and our eyes from age-related problems. Dark green leaves are an excellent source of omega-3s (a good fat). Examples of some dark leafy greens are : arugula, kale, chard, cabbage and broccoli.
FUN FACT: Most people think of salmon as a great source of omega-3s, but salmon themselves don’t actually produce omega-3. They get it from what they eat, which includes smaller oily feeder fish that eat omega-3-rich algae. Algae, not salmon, is the original source of omega-3s.