Dark Leafy Greens
The dark leafy greens are high in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including folate, a vital B vitamin that can help prevent heart disease. Also, the vitamins and antioxidants included in leafy greens can help prevent cancer and strengthen bones. So they’re good for more than just heart healthy.
Most common dark leafy greens can be found at your local grocery store:
- Lettuce (not iceberg or romaine)
- Bok choy
- Salad greens
When you think of greens, you might picture a bowl of bland leaves, but a heart healthy greens dish doesn’t have to be bland. To add taste and texture to a salad, you can add eggs, salmon, beans, seeds, or nuts. And You can also experiment with other cooking methods such as sautéing, stir-frying, or roasting.