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LIVING making carbs count

Eat your greens!

Highly nutritious and

versatile, there are

plenty of reasons why

green leafy veg - from

kale and cavolo nero to

spring greens - should be

piled high on your plate.

All hail kale, Kentish

cabbage (aka cavalo

nero), and what are

'spring greens?'.

It's no secret that green leafy

vegetables are a must for a

healthy, varied diet. Thankfully,

you'll always find a selection in

plentiful supply. Low calorie, jampacked

with important vitamins and

minerals and super versatile, you can

make the most of the green stuff in

a variety of ways. We take a look at

the health benefits of some of the

popular types, along with a little

creative inspiration on how to enjoy

them - from soups, salads, smoothies

and more.

Dark leafy greens are superfood

powerhouses full of vitamins,

minerals, and phytonutrients. They

are rich in antioxidant vitamins C, E

and cell-protecting beta-carotene.

They are also foliate-rich, promoting

heart health, and vitamin K, said to

benefit bone health.

Dark leafy veg is also rich in iron,

magnesium, calcium, and potassium

while low in cholesterol, sodium,

and carbs.

If all that wasn't enough, eating

your greens - 80g counts as one

of your five portions of fruit and

veg a day - is good for your bowels,

being dense in insoluble fibre,

helping regular bowel movements,

and high in water, which helps

avoid constipation.

Because of their high fibre and

water content, you can fill up on your

greens without worrying about the

calories, which can help you lose or

maintain your weight.

Kale

Kale has risen in popularity over

the last decade or so. It's part of the

cabbage family and comes in two

forms: kale with smooth leaves and

the more common curly kale with

crinkly leaves.

Nutrition

Kale is an excellent source of vitamins

K, A and C and a great plant-based

source of calcium (52mg) - perfect

for veggie and vegan diets.

80g of raw kale provides:

• Calories: 39

• Fat: 1g

• Carbohydrates: 1g

• Sugars: 1g

• Fibre: 3g

• Protein: 3g

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