Collard greens are an incredibly nutritious and healing green leafy vegetable that contains anti-viral, anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer compounds. They are packed with vitamins A, C & B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, selenium, and zinc. They are also exceptionally rich in vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids which are very important for neurological disorders especially those affecting the brain.
Collard greens are also a phenomenal source of folate which is an essential nutrient for woman of child bearing age as well as for overall cardiovascular health. They are particularly beneficial for hemorrhoids, constipation, high blood pressure, age related macular degeneration, chronic infections, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and weight loss.
Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, collard greens are also an ideal food for those suffering with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, cardiomyopathy, lyme disease, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Collard greens are also known to be very helpful in the prevention of stomach, colon, breast, ovarian, cervical, lung, skin, liver, and prostate cancers and can help to significantly lower cholesterol.
They are an excellent detoxifying food that helps to purify the liver and move it out of stagnancy. Collard greens can be juiced or used raw finely chopped in salads. They are also excellent steamed or added to soups or stews. Collard greens can be used as a wrap with delicious fillings inside and can be eaten raw or lightly steamed. Collard greens are a nutrient rich vegetable that can be found in the produce section of your local supermarket or health food store.
This item posted: 05-May-2015
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