Health Minute: Get More Green in Your DietMar 13, 2017
Leafy greens are great for your health. They’re full of nutrients and fiber and can have a positive influence on the biome in your gut. But how can you get enough greens without eating nothing but salad? On this Health Minute, registered dietitian Theresa Dvorak shares some easy ways you can add more greens into your daily diet.
Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.
Interviewer: Increasing your greens. Theresa Dvorak is a registered dietician, what are some easy ways to get more green in my diet?
Theresa: So green foods are great choices. They are high in vitamins and minerals, high in fiber. They help support the microbiome in our gut and overall health. They also help decrease calorie intake while maintaining satisfaction levels. So some easy things that we can add in, would be sautéed shredded cabbage or Brussel sprouts, something like adding spinach to smoothies and then adding other greens to our bland lettuce salads, so spunk it up a bit with some baby kale, beet greens, collards or cabbage. Adding one or two of these will help us get closer to our seven to nine servings of vegetables a day.
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