By Dr. Janet Brill
Leafy spring greens such as kale, chard and spinach contain a plethora of vitamins and minerals as well as calcium, dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids along with a nice dose of antioxidant plant chemicals such as beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.
At just 10 to 25 calories per cup, dig into spring and get ready your beach bodies ready!
A simple way to dress a fresh bowl of mixed salad greens.
In bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, shallots, and mustard. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss with mixed salad greens. Serve immediately.
Per 1 ounce salad greens and 2 tablespoons vinaigrette:
Fat: 14 g (0 g EPA, 0 g DHA, < 1g ALA)
Recipe excerpt from the book: Prevent a Second Heart Attack (Three Rivers Press, 2011).