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Leafy Healthy Greens

5. Collard Greens: 10th highest nutrient density score on PFV study (2)

  • Very high in vitamins K and A, which are crucial for bone health, brain function and eyesight. (3)

  • High in the carotenoid lutein, which is especially important in eye health, particularly the retina. (4)

  • Help lower cholesterol due to ability to bind with bile acids in the digestive system, and remove excess cholesterol. (3)

  • Very bitter, so better to lightly sauté and season rather than juice. (3)

4. Kale: *Protein powerhouse!

  • While not in the top 10 PFV, still considered a PV.

  • Contains all 9 essential amino acids

  • More omega-3s than omega-6s.

  • Contains greater than your daily recommended quantities of vitamins C, A and K1. These are important for bone health, eyesight, brain functioning as well as vitamin C being a powerful antioxidant.

3. Spinach: 5th highest nutrient density score on PFV study (2)

  • High in protein, niacin, zinc, fiber, potassium, calcium and vitamins A, C, E and K, just to name a few. (3)

  • Also high in the carotenoid lutein, which is great for eye health. (4)

  • One of best foods for brain health and function. Boost your memory ability with this superfood. (3)

2. Beet Greens: 4th highest nutrient density score on PFV study (2)

  • Many people make the mistake of cutting off the beet greens, which are more loaded nutritionally than the beets themselves (4)

  • Contains vitamins K and calcium, making it great for bone health. This may also help to fight Alzheimer’s disease. (3)

  • More iron than spinach, which is crucial for everyone. (3)

  • High in vitamins A and C and magnesium. (3,4)

1. Swiss Chard: 3rd highest nutrient density score on PFV study (2)

  • Packed with vitamins C, E, and A, magnesium and zinc. (3)

  • Syringic acid helps to regulate blood sugar helpful for those with diabetes. (3)

  • Contains kaempferol, a flavonol to decreased risk of cancer and chronic diseases (3).

  • Ranked as number 1 due to the ability to detoxify your body. Betalin pigments in swiss chard help to excrete toxins from your body. (3)

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