(These tips brought to you by D.C. Central Kitchen’s Healthy Corner Stores)

How Do I Eat It? 

  • Saute them lightly in oil with garlic and onion with them
  • You can steam collard greens, dress with lemon juice and enjoy with a side of rice
  • Add them to your salads with beans and lentils

Why Should I Eat It?

  • Collard greens have a lot of Vitamin K (858% in a cup!). Vitamin K helps your blood clot, which is very important for diabetics
  • They can detoxify your body of harmful chemicals and residue
  • Reduces your risk of heart problems and strokes
  • Collard greens are high in antioxidants!

Recipe:

Collard Greens

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