Monday, December 20, 2010

The 10 Best Greens for You

Since everything seems to be red and green these I thought I would highlight
The 10 Best Greens for You
From: The South Beach Diet
Research shows that eating dark greens may help maintain good health
by reducing your risk of heart disease, some cancers, and several
other illnesses. They're also rich in beta-carotene, folate, and
vitamins C, E, and K, which help protect against free radicals
(unstable oxygen molecules that can damage cells). Eating dark
greens regularly may also lower blood pressure and cholesterol,
promote normal eyesight, and improve gastrointestinal function.

Include these 10 nutritional powerhouses in your diet:
Beet greens
Bok choy

Brussels sprouts
Collard greens

Kale (check out my kale chip recipe)

Mustard greens
Romaine and red-leaf lettuce
Swiss chard

Turnip greens
How Much Is Enough?
The most recent dietary guidelines published by the US Department of
Health and Human Services recommend consuming at least 3 cups of
dark-green vegetables per week, but if you're like most Americans,
you don't get enough.
The good news: All vegetables contribute to a healthy eating plan. So
eat a wide variety — both green and otherwise — throughout the week,
and you'll take a big step toward providing your body with the nutrients
it needs.

Until next your greens &
look good, feel good, do good


  1. Sara - Love your blog! Do you have a creamy chicken and wild rice soup recipe like Panera's that you could make healthy? We've been craving it but are trying to watch our waist lines around the holiday season.

  2. Thanks! Creamy soups are sooo comforting but yes, can use a little "healthifying." Often times you can cut the fat and calories with using a lower calorie ingredient for the cream such as 1% milk,evaporated milk, greek yogurt. If you are using any canned creamed ingredients, although not the "cleanest," choose fat free or light. Hoep that helps. I will investigate some recipes soon and try to get one posted.
    Thanks again for following and commenting!
    Happy Holidays!