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Eat Your Greens

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

Eat Your Greens

Momma told you to eat your greens, and she was right! Dark leafy greens are among the LEAST consumed food in America today (in fact, if you look below, we aren't consuming anywhere near what we should be in general). However, they are amongst the HEALTHIEST foods to consume!  Below is our veggie consumption from the USDA 2015 standards.  Apparently we aren't listening to our mommas (or more likely, they've stopped telling us, since they don't eat them either?!)  But why focus on greens in particular?   As Americans, we often think of nutrients in isolation-calcium, iron, Vitamins A, C,...

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