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Monday, February 25, 2013

Benefits of Eating Raw Collard Greens

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Benefits 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.

For details please
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