For those who need more scientific evidence for the importance of eating dark leafy greens click to the link below. Scientists saw a correlation between cognitive health and the intake of dark leafy greens.
“Consumption of approximately 1 serving per day of green leafy vegetables and foods rich in phylloquinone, lutein, nitrate, folate, α-tocopherol, and kaempferol may help to slow cognitive decline with aging.” Neurology. 2017 December 20
Your great great grandmothers were right – “Eat your greens!” Dark leafy greens are Nature’s wonder food – good for just about everything. They are good for your kidneys (that’s important for brain health). They are potent anti-inflammatory agents ( good for your brain and heart). They are an excellent energy source. They are a natural deodorant. They are important for healthy skin and teeth. etc.etc.etc.
There are many cookbooks offering tantalizing recipes for preparing greens. Children raised on natural food LOVE dark leafy greens. Start them right, please! Here’s one easy recipe for kale:
1. Massage (rub with your bare hands) finely chopped kale until softened ~ 1-2minutes
2. Dress with a shaken mixture of vegetable oil ~ 4T, balsamic vinegar ~ 1T, and maple syrup ~ 1/2T. It should have a sweet and sour flavor.
3. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve
4. Add raw, chopped bacon, unsalted pistachios or slivered almonds if you wish.
All good medicine,