Daily Challenge Friday May. 11, 2012
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Add a dark green vegetable to a meal today, such as spinach leaves in a sandwich or salad.
How to do it
Add a dark green vegetable to one of your meals today. Choose from kale, collard greens, spinach, broccoli, Swiss chard, or any dark green vegetable you enjoy. Instead of iceberg or romaine lettuce, try baby spinach leaves in your salad or sandwich. Ask for broccoli on your pizza or as a side dish.
Why it matters
When it comes to veggies, the darker the better! Dark green vegetables are powerhouses of nutrition, bursting with nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, and calcium. They are also a great source of antioxidants, which protect against disease.
Kale, touted by many as one of the healthiest vegetables, ranges in color from cream to purple to black.