Collard Greens

The super cholesterol-lowering powers of collards are one of the best abilities this leafy green offers. To get the benefits it is best to consume leafy greens 2-3 times per week. Some other wonderful benefits are helping the body detox, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and high fiber digestive support.

Cool Collard Greens

How to Choose and Keep
It is best to choose collards that are no wilting or dull in color. Place them in the fridge in a plastic bag for about 3-5 days.


Preparation
Make sure to rinse the greens under cold running water to clean. Chop the leaves into slices about ½ inch. It is best to sprinkle with lemon juice before you cook them. This will help activate some beneficial ingredients in the greens. The best way to prepare is to steam with about 2 inches of water. Steam for about 5 minutes. 


Nutrients
Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Manganese, Calcium, Fiber, Tryptophan, Choline, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Magnesium, Vitamin E, Protein, Omega 3, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.


Action Steps
1. Find some fresh collards and steam for a side dash with dinner.
2. Enjoy with rice and beans for a health packed meal
3. Use any extra in a smoothie.
 

Resource: whfoods.com