Throw out Excuses When It Comes to Eating Greens

Green vegetables really are super foods. Janet Jolley of the Mississippi State Extension says that leafy greens are good sources of Vitamins A & C, calcium and folate. Greens have many health benefits including skin, eye and gum health as well as red blood cell development. Additionally, Vitamins A & C have been linked to a reduction in certain cancers. These greens are also important for children and Jolley recommends such as adding them to foods your child already likes or even making them into smoothies as a way to get these healthy veggies into a child’s diet. Jolley also recommends sautéing rather than boiling your greens to be sure that the nutrients don’t get leeched out in the cooking process.

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