Green Foods 101

green salad with spinach, aragula, romaine lettuce(BlackDoctor.org) — From avocados to Brussels sprouts to green tea, a surprising number of green foods can help fight disease and protect your health.

Americans Still Aren’t Eating Enough Veggies

Everyone knows veggies are a must in any healthy diet — the phrase “eat your greens” has been drilled into us since childhood. But fewer than 10 percent of Americans eat the recommended amount of fruits and veggies, a 2009 study found, and fewer still choose the dark green vegetables that boast a myriad of disease-fighting health perks.

Want some examples of what exactly green foods can do to help you stay healthier?

Green Beans & Blood Sugar