Growing up, most of us were told at some point to “eat our greens.” We may not have listened at the time, but maybe we should have. As a group, leafy green vegetables, or “greens,” are known for their bounty of health benefits. As a whole, they are great sources of vitamins A and C, and each green has its own broad nutritional profile.
We share 15 greens, why you need to eat them, why they’re so good for you, and even recipes to best prepare and enjoy them!
One green on our list provides more potassium than bananas, and another supplies more calcium in a serving than a glass of milk. Though they may be similar in appearance, greens are a diverse group of vegetables with unique flavors that can be used in a lot more ways than a base to a simple salad.
Check out our favorite list of greens with recipe suggestions and see if you can find a new favorite!