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Sick Of Kale? Here Are 12 Powerhouse Greens To Try Instead—Plus Delicious Ways To Cook Them

Sick Of Kale? But here’s the thing: Many of the studies that showed these tremendous health benefits were studying not just kale but other vegetables as well. Common Green Vegetables With Killer Nutritional Value There are probably a dozen green vegetables that you use on a regular basis that could be fighting cancer in your body right now. Spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals, regulates blood pressure, boosts immunity, maintains healthy brain function, aids digestion, contains antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory, and protects skin and bone health. Arugula is high in vitamin K, fights cancer, hydrates the body, decreases inflammation, and is great for bones. It is more palatable in salads than kale. Okra: Used since ancient Egyptian times, okra helps regulate blood sugar, combats fatigue and stress, is an excellent source of fiber, and maintains healthy mucous membranes. Beet greens: Cultivated by early Romans, these greens are an excellent source of fiber, as well as vitamins A and K. Beet greens are also a strong antioxidant and cancer fighter. Four ideas: salads, soups, smoothies, and stir fries! With both raw and cooked preparations, you have lots of flexibility in what to incorporate and how.

Trend Alert: the Urban Farm-to-Table Movement

Trend Alert: the Urban Farm-to-Table Movement

Vertical aeroponic gardening at Tower Gardens.

Farms aren’t just in the country anymore. Rooftop gardens supply dozens of Chicago restaurants with just-picked veggies. In the lobby of Vin de Set restaurant in St. Louis, diners are greeted by tall white towers growing kale for salads thatnight. At New York’s...

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