Go For Green


Leafy green vegetables are low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.  They also contain phytochemicals, such as lutein and beta-carotene.  And a new study shows that eating green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes.

According to the study published in the  British Medical Journal, increasing daily consumption of green leafy vegetablescould significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.  Researchers investigated the independent effects of intake offruit and vegetables on incidence of type 2 diabetes and found that  greaterintake of green leafy vegetables was associated with a 14%  reductionin risk of type 2 diabetes.

Not sure how to eat your leafy greens?  Try one of these recipes:

Spinach Tart

Provencal Swiss Chard

Brown Rice With Swiss Chard and Lemon

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