Sunday, July 15, 2012

Health Benefits of Collard Greens

Collard greens are similar to kale in many ways. Like kale, they too contain the
phytonutrient sulforaphane which has been shown to stop breast cancer cells from
growing in a study published in Drug Discovery Today. Collard greens are also a very
good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E and together, these antioxidants disarm
free-radicals which may prevent significant damage to life-sustaining molecules such as
enzymes, membranes, mitochondria and DNA. Include collard greens in your green smoothie
for an excellent source of calcium, which helps to maintain the strength and density of bones and may also help prevent osteoporosis.

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