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.