This healthy leafy green is nutritiously richer than romaine and lettuce leaves. Probably just 1 cup of watercress is enough to provide you with 3 quarters of your daily Vitamin K requirement. It is also a very good source of Vitamin C. If you love its peppery flavor, watercress can serve as a delicious ingredient to a salad or can be pureed into a soup for an additional dose of tang and nourishment.
These peppery and tasty healthy green leaves are a tastier choice over the other green ones. With its rich content of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, and calcium, arugula makes for a great choice when you want to add some tasty flavor and antioxidants to your salad.
These leaves are yet another rich source of folate, 1 cup of which is enough to take care of 18%of your daily folate requirement. Endive leaves can be chopped and served as a salad or individual leaves can be served (owing to its firm texture) with your favorite dip.
Romaine lettuce’s long leaves, crispy texture, and dark green shade make it one of the most preferred salad bases. Two cups of Romain make for almost one-half of your Vitamin A and almost all of your Vitamin K daily. If you wish to make your green bowl healthier, mix romaine leaves with spinach or kale for more antioxidants.
Beets have innumerable health benefits so do beet greens. These ignored leafy greens are extremely healthy and filled with potassium, calcium, fiber, and Vitamin A and K.
One medium cup (approximately 150 grams) of cooked beet greens comprises 220% of Vitamin A and 17% of fiber. These nutritious leafy greens are also a great source of lutein and beta-carotene which help in curbing eye disorders. Add it to your salad or soup, or consume it in any form, it’s beneficial in every way.
Turnip is a root vegetable just like beetroot and turnip greens are its leaves. Not many would know but the leaves carry more nutrients than the turnip vegetable itself. It is rich in manganese, calcium, folate, and Vitamin A, K and C. This healthy leafy green is known to reduce health disorders like cancer, inflammation, and heart diseases.