Collard greens may remind you of supper-time at your grandma’s, especially if you are from the southern part of the U.S. Collard greens are usually cooked until tender and served as a side dish, but they can also be juiced for their nutritional value! This post from Leanne lists numerous benefits of collard greens and will convince you to incorporate this veggie into your diet!
“By now, most of us know how important it is to get an adequate amount of dark leafy greens into our diets on a regular basis. And the best kind of dark leafy green to eat a lot of is any dark leafy green that belongs to the cruciferous family.
Collard greens are one of those dark and leafy friends! These loose-leafed veggies are related to kale, cabbage and cauliflower. Their dark thick leaves have hard stems and a mild bitter taste that gets sweeter in colder temperatures. A mild frost will actually bring out the best flavor in collard greens.
Collard greens are a wonderful item to add to your veggie rotation. They are versatile, they taste good, and they’re one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat…
Blood health. Collard greens have a tremendous amount of chlorophyll in them. Chlorophyll is excellent for building blood in the human body. For this reason, juicing collard greens is excellent for anyone suffering from anemia or other disorders of the blood.
Bone strength. Collards aid in the repair and development of bones.
Cancer prevention. Collard greens have very high levels of antioxidants, lowering your risk of developing cancer.
Cholesterol levels. Collards are high in folate, fiber and vitamins A and C—all nutrients that help level blood cholesterol levels.”