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Healthy Tips

• Dark leafy greens are an excellent source of low fat, bioavailable protein.

• 50% of the calories in Romaine Lettuce come from protein.

• One cup of Kale has only 33 calories and 2 grams of protein. Measured by calorie, it has over 3 times more protein than steak. Blue Kale contains Omega-3 and 6 Essential Fatty Acids and is high in Vitamins A, C, K, plus vitamins B6, folate, and other essential minerals including 10 percent of the daily recommended intake of calcium.

• Eating more plant-based foods, which are rich in phytochemicals, prevents oxidative stress in the body, the process that leads to cancer, heart disease and obesity, according to findings in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics and numerous other scientific studies.