How Collard Greens benefit the body
*****No this is not the collards you cook with fat bac, pig feet or ham hocks ( also do not cook them until they are depleted of its nutrients)
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. Increasing consumption of plant foods like collard greens has been shown to decrease the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, and heart disease.
It also promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and an overall lower weight.
One cup of boiled collard greens contains 63 calories, 5 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat, and 11 grams of carbohydrate, including 8 grams of fiber and 1 gram of sugar.
It provides over 250 percent of a person's daily needs for vitamin A, over 50 percent of vitamin C, 26 percent of calcium, 1 percent of iron, and 10 percent of both vitamin B-6 and magnesium.
Collard greens are a rich source of vitamin K. They also contain folate, thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, choline, phosphorus, and potassium.