11154Benefits of Eating Raw Collard Greens
- Feb 24, 2013Benefits of Eating Raw Collard Greens:
Collard Greens are one of the vegetable that looks like cabbage leaves and it is more popular than Kale and Cabbage vegetables. It belongs to the Brassica plants family and botanically known as Brassica oleracea. Collard greens vegetable is commonly called as cabbage without head. These plants are grown and found in the temperate regions of the world and supposed to be originated from Asia and Europe. These Plants are grown up to 4 feet and produce dark green leaves that are used as vegetable.
Collard greens are highly nutritious food and it consists of more Vitamin A and other minerals and vitamins than other cruciferous vegetables, it consists of Vitamin B complex constituents, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin E in good proportions. It consists of potassium and sodium, copper, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and antioxidants like beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin etc It also contains carbohydrates, proteins, fats, dietary fiber and zero cholesterol. All these nutrients contribute to prevent many health disorders.
Benefits of Eating Raw Collard Greens; we could get the health benefits and nutritional benefits of eating Collard Greens whether it is taken as raw food or cooked food. It is one of the most popular foods in the United States of America. These greens contain both insoluble and soluble dietary fiber and zero cholesterol that reduces LDL cholesterol, prevents hemorrhoids, improves digestive function, prevents constipation, and prevents colon cancer. Sulforaphane and (DIM) or Di Indolyl methane found in these greens prevent the risk of cancerous disease in ovaries, rectum, colon and prostate, by arresting carcinogens at cellular level. DIM is also acts effectively against virus and bacteria and boosts the function of immune system.
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