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    Celebrate National Nutrition Month and St. Patrick’s Day by adding some green to your plate

    By Zoe Bullock

    This March, we have a lot to celebrate. Not only is it National Nutrition Month, but with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, we could all stand to decorate our families’ plates with a little more green. Spinach, kale, broccoli rabe, cabbage, collard greens, Swiss chard, beet greens, bok choy, cabbage, arugula, and mustard greens are readily available nutritional powerhouses that we could use to add variety, color, and health-supportive properties to our family’s diets. The USDA recommends that we eat three cups of dark leafy greens per week. The benefits of dark leafy greens include fighting inflammation, clearing congestion, increasing energy, improving circulation, lowering cholesterol, promoting healthy intestinal flora, and improving organ function. Greens are a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, and low-fat source of abundant minerals (including magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium) and vitamins (including K, C,E, and many B vitamins).   Take advantage of these phytochemicals and nutrients with these kid-friendly and easy recipes today.

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