August 09, 2012Whether you're looking for a quick lunch or a refreshing dinner, salads really hit the spot on a hot summer day at a low caloric cost. Up the nutritional value of this favorite hot weather meal by choosing your greens carefully! Sorry to say, but America’s favorite lettuce, iceberg, occupies the lowest tier for nutritional content. It's probably no surprise to hear that spinach resides near the top, with nearly twice the recommended daily value of vitamin K, half the recommended value of vitamin A, while being rich in calcium and iron. As with other vegetables, research has shown that lettuces of deeper or more vibrant colors contain more antioxidants and nutrients than lighter-color lettuce. This is due to the fact that darker leaves are able to absorb more light and thereby synthesize more vitamins. And for a real boost in value in your salads, add Swiss chard or kale which are at the top of the list in lettuce rich in antioxidants. A few of the healthiest, easy-to-find greens include:
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