Go Green! Sauteed Collard Greens


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As we prepare for Go Green! The 7 Day Awakened Vitality Challenge, I wanted to share some information about one of my favorite vegetables. Collard greens are a cruciferous vegetable packed full of nutrients. While you can make them the old-fashioned way and drink the pot liquor (that’s the best part), you can also sauté them and spend less time in preparation simply by following my recipe in the picture above. These greens are so tasty, I can eat the whole pan by myself. The wonder twins won’t let that happen, though. According to The World’s Healthiest Foods (whfoods.org or whfoods.com), here are some great reasons to eat this yummy green treat.

  • Source of conventional antioxidants like maganese and vitamins A, C, and E and antioxidant phytonutrients like caffeic acid, ferulic acid, quercetin, and kaempferol. Both types of antioxidants lower the risk of oxidative stress on the cells thus lowering the risk for most types of cancer
  • Source of anti-inflammatory nutrients like vitamin K, omega 3 fatty acids like alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and glucosinolates like glucobrassicin. These nutrients limit the risk of cancer and many other chronic diseases
  • Promotes the excretion of bowel acids from the body which lowers cholesterol.
  • Enhanced digestion and helps protect stomach lining by prohibiting bacterial growth

Visit this link to learn more – http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=138#healthbenefits.

Author: Sherrice Sledge-Thomas

Sherrice Sledge-Thomas is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Herb Culture University. She's known as the Suburban Herbalista because her place of residence along with her life experiences have shaped her unique brand of herbalism. Sherrice's herbal studies are rooted in experiences with her "rootworking" grandmother and a host of wise women in her community. To compliment her grassroots herbalist education, she earned a Health Coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Women's Studies from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University with a focus on Organizational Leadership and Management. Over the years, she's obtained a variety of certifications in the learning, leadership development, and change management space to compliment her holistic health work. This is the reason many of her certification programs and workshops incorporate elements of strategic planning and execution. Sherrice is the mother of three handsome young men. She enjoys meditation, yoga, and free-spirited dancing.

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