Health Benefits of Green Leafy Vegetables

Greens are packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that prevent cancer and other diseases. According to the food pyramid guidelines, an average adult needs 3 cups of leafy greens per week.

The variety of green leafy vegetables available makes it easy and interesting to include them in our meals. Some of the more popular greens are spinach, bok choy, fenugreek, amaranth, collards, mustard greens, and kale. These provide a great way for vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores to get their nutrients.

Greens that are commonly used in Indian recipes include spinach (palak), fenugreek leaves (methi), mustard greens (sarson ka saag), amaranth (thotakoora), gogu (gongura), bachchali (a kind of spinach), and chukkakura (a tangy leaf).