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The Veggies You Should Be Eating If You Hate Greens

From swiss chard to kale!

Are you a picky eater? Someone who’s finding it hard to get your daily serving of leafy greens in? Although you may find it tough, including this in your diet is the way that you get good health and lead a strong life. We know it’s not the easiest thing to do, so we spoke to an absolute expert to find out how you can sneak these veggies into your diet. We interviewed Bec Miller, a Clinical Nutritionist (with a Bachelor of Science Nutrition) and the founder of Health with Bec. to find out more about why some carbs are unhealthy for you. Keep reading for more, including an expansive list of what’s bad for you versus what’s good for you!
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The Best Green Veggies You Should Be Eating If You Hate Greens 

Even if you dislike greens, it’s super important to pack them into your diet. It’s difficult to eat them if you’re not really into them, but we promise, it’s worth your while. Most people don’t eat enough leafy greens too. Did you know you should be eating two to three cups per day? For reference, the bag of greens you buy at the supermarket is not often. Try some of these veggies on for size if you’re not usually into them. Veggies like dark green leafy vegetables: kale, spinach, arugula, mustard greens, and swiss chard. Below are just some of the reasons that you should be eating them. 
  • Packed with a ton of antioxidants, including carotenoids, which have been shown to protect against free-radical damage.
  • Just one serve of spinach (1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw) provides more than half of your vitamin A needs.
  • Also an extremely good source of folate, vitamin K, and magnesium.
  • Also provides fiber for optimal digestion and even 3 grams of protein per serving!

 

 

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