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Leafy greens, those delicious garnishes, salads, and side dishes, are packed with many of the most important nutrients needed to feel and stay healthy. They provide vitamins and minerals, as well as a good helping of fiber to strengthen your body and help to prevent future diseases. It is recommended that women eat 1.5 cups per week and men eat 2 cups per week. The good news is that each of these greens has less than 100 calories and packs a nutritional punch with plenty of vitamins A, C and K, along with minerals like iron and calcium. You can begin to improve the strength of your immune system, the functions of your organs and more just by adding these vegetables into your diet.
Geeta Maker-Clark, MD at NorthShore shares some of the best leafy greens options for your diet to maximize nutrition and boost your health:
How do you fit leafy greens into your daily servings of vegetables?