February is American Heart Month and the perfect time to change your eating habits.
Studies suggest that daily consumption of green leafy vegetables can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Green leafy vegetables contain lots of vitamins, nutrients and fiber. The following vegetables are considered green leafy vegetables: Brussels Sprouts, Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Broccoli, Cabbage, Spinach, Swiss Chard and Kale.
Kale is heart healthy. According to Shira Bocar from Everyday Food, everyone seems to be eating kale these days and for good reasons. It’s super nutrient packed, you get an amazing serving of Vitamin A, C, B, Vitamin K and it’s even more rich in calcium than spinach. Watch the entire video.
Find healthy kale recipes online or in cookbooks.
If you are taking medications that interact with green leafy vegetables, consult with your doctor or pharmacist before consuming kale. If you need assistance with preparing healthy meals contact a dietitian or weight loss center.
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