They say that you should aim to eat one portion of leafy green vegetables per day as a part of the recommended five-a-day. Four heaped tablespoons is a minimum one portion guide.

Green vegetables have their own benefits but spinach, kale and collard greens are packed with nutrients.

Greens provide siurces of Vitamin C and E, which are essential to support your immune system along with Vitamin K, which is really important for protecting bone health.

The top ten power greens are spinach (high in iron), collard greens (provide a good source of vitamin c, lettuce (full of potassium) beetroot greens, kale (source of Vitamin K ) watercress (high antioxidants), rocket, bok choy (an excellent source of Vitamin C) and swiss chard (contains free radical fighting carotenoids and flavonois.

If your not all that keen on greens on their own then try adding to salad bases, smoothies, soups, stews or…

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