There are greens and there are great greens. While all green vegetables have health benefits that are better than an order of French fries, some greens stand high above the rest. If you’re looking to get the most nutrition in one sitting, consider adding one or more of these nutritious greens to your dinner tonight.
What is has: Popeye knew what he was talking about with this great green. A virtual powerhouse in the world of greens, spinach provides iron, vitamin K, potassium, and a host of antioxidants.
What it can do: Promotes eye health, including prevention of macular degeneration; regulates blood pressure; helps in managing diabetes; and has been found to help reduce cravings, which can promote weight loss.
What it has: You might find it in a variety of stem colours, but leafs are commonly green. Chard is chock full of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, copper, and manganese.
What is can do: The anti-inflammatory compound chard contains can assist with prevention of Type 2 diabetes, regulate blood glucose, and lower insulin resistance all while protecting your heart.
What it has: Everyone knows that this is the big-green-on-campus, and with good reason. It contains a host of nutrients protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, and folate.
What is can do: Protects against many types of cancer, lowers cholesterol, prevents bone loss, and detoxifies the body. The anti-inflammatory properties of kale can fight against arthritis, asthma, and autoimmune disorders.
What it has: Move over, leafy greens. Broccoli has just as many benefits as the leafy guys. Packed with fiber, protein, folate, and vitamin C.
What it can do: A cancer-fighting soldier that can also promote digestive health, support eyes and heart, fights aging, and can prevent several chronic diseases.
What it has: Not many people give thought to this little green, but it might just be the most nutrient-dense green on the planet. Ready for the nutrients? Protein, folate, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. It’s also full of vitamins A, C, K, E, B6, Thiamin, and Riboflavin.
What it can do: An anti-aging food that keeps skin fresh and youthful, watercress also fights cancer, colds, flu, and bronchitis. It strengthens bones and neurons in the brain, and regulates cellular function and metabolism.
SoLé SoupS Green Detox is made with the amazingly delicious, healthfully nutritious greens your body needs. Grown under the warm California sun, our greens pack a punch of good health in every bowl. Full of protein and fiber that satisfies your hunger without weighing you down, it’s the tasty way to get the great green benefits your body craves—and deserves.