Collards

Calculating Your Intake of Calcium

Calcium is a very important mineral that makes up about 1-2% of an adult human’s body weight. Calcium provides bone support, helps maintain the pH balance of your blood, and supports muscle and nerve health. Calcium also helps protect colon cells from cancer-causing chemicals, prevents bone loss that can occur as a result of menopause or […]

photo of braised baby turnip roots and greens

Turning Your Health Around With Turnip Greens

Turnip greens are the leaves of the turnip plant, which may be better known for its root. Turnips belong to the species Brassica rapa, along with bok choy, rapini, and napa cabbage. They belong to the Brassicaceae family, along with mustard, kale, collards, watercress, Brussels sprouts, arugula, radishes, cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli, horseradish, cauliflower, daikon, land cress, rutabaga, and shepherd’s purse. Turnip leaves are smaller and more tender than collards, and they have a slightly […]

cooked kale

Knowing the Healing Power of Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a family of chemically related substances called naphthoquinones. There are two major types of vitamin K that are important for humans: K1 and K2. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone or phytonadione) is a natural nutrient found in green leafy vegetables. Vitamin K2 (menaquinones or MKs) in foods are mostly in the form of MK4 […]

Greens

Turning Over a New Leaf

Leafy green vegetables, also called greens, vegetable greens, leafy greens, or salad greens, are plant leaves eaten by humans. Leafy greens the healthiest food you can eat. Anyone who might think that leafy greens are boring should know that there are leaves from nearly 1,000 species of plants that humans eat. Leafy greens are low in calories and fat, high in protein, fiber, iron, and calcium, and […]