Recipe Makeover: 9 Tips For Healthier Greens

Three collard green leaves
A big pot of greens are a holiday dinner and Sunday dinner staple for thousands of families throughout the U.S. The good news is that this time-tested treasure not only tastes good but is very good for you as well…if prepared the right way.

Based on a very small number of studies looking specifically at leafy greens such as collard, turnip and mustard greens, and a larger number of studies looking at cruciferous vegetables as a group, cancer prevention appears to be a standout area for greens with respect to their health benefits.

Collard greens provide special nutrient support for  cancerprevention, thanks to the cancer-fighting properties sulforaphane and DIM, as well as cholesterol lowering soluble fiber, and immune boosting vitamin c .

Sulforaphane is also known to lower blood glucose levels, which makes greens a healthy choice for diabetics.

All that said, a pot of greens that is loaded with excessive fat (fatty meat like pork, bacon, etc) significantly reduces all these outstanding health benefits. But there