If you stay on top of food trends, you know what a big deal kale has been over the last few years. Everyone’s mad for greens these days, and it’s no wonder. Greens are recognized as the most nutrient-rich group of veggies, with a multitude of benefits. The hardier greens, like kale, chard, and collards are superb sources of highly absorbable calcium, a perk that’s especially valuable in plant-based diets.
Greens are one of the best sources of Vitamin K, essential to bone health, and are abundant in vitamins A, B (especially folic acid), and C.
Greens also provide a wealth of antioxidants and chlorophyll, are protective against cancers, and are anti-inflammatory. All of these are great reasons to eat more greens, aside from the fact that they’re delicious, versatile, and add interest to all manner of preparations.