“Collard Greens eaten regularly, help eliminate toxins and poisons from processed foods, pollutants, pesticides and pharmaceuticals but the best way to do it is just leave it out if you can!” Fred Bisci, Your Healthy Journey
Collard greens with its high levels of antioxidants help detoxify the body help reduce inflammation, making it a natural immune system fighter.
Collard greens are rich in glucosinolates which break down during the chewing and digestion process which helps support normal cell growth. Collard greens helps reduce inflammation, prevent abnormal cell formation, deactivate carcinogens, and contain antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Collard greens nutrients help activate detoxification enzymes and regulate their activity; they also trigger the liver to produce detoxifying enzymes that block free-radical attacks on your DNA.
Collard greens reduce inflammation and supports our cardiovascular health. Vitamin K, which is abundant in collard greens, is a critical nutrient for reducing inflammation and protecting cells that line blood vessels, including both veins and arteries and has been shown to help prevent calcification of arteries.
Collard greens are very good sources of vital B-complex groups; such as niacin (vitamin B-3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and riboflavin and have minerals like iron, calcium, copper, manganese, selenium and zinc.
Collard greens have vitamin-A and carotenoid anti-oxidants such as lutein, carotenes, zea-xanthin, crypto-xanthin and are found to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A helps maintain healthy mucus membranes and skin and is also essential for healthy vision.
Collard greens are a fat burning food that is a nutritionally dense vegetable which helps keep muscles functioning properly and burning calories long after a workout.