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5 Best Leafy Greens

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This leafy green is probably not in your usual veggie rotation—but it should be.

Dandelion greens

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One of the reasons that these greens are so powerful is that they help increase bile flow, breaking down fats, easing digestion, and aiding the liver

Bok choy is a cruciferous vegetable, which means it's in the same family as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage.

Bok choy

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Cruciferous vegetables reduce the risk of cancer and contain carcinogen-fighting nutrients like vitamin C, E, beta-carotene, folate, and selenium

These leafy greens are 3-to-5-day-old broccoli plants with small green leaves that resemble alfalfa sprouts.

Broccoli sprouts

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While they offer the same number of calories and macronutrients as broccoli per ounce, they pack around 100 times more glucoraphanin.

This cruciferous veggie has a slightly spicy and peppery flavor—along with a slew of health benefits.

Watercress

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powerhouse fruits and vegetables," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) crowned watercress as the most nutrient-dense vegetable.

Spinach is full of carotenoids, which help "mop up" free radicals known for creating cell damage

Spinach

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They also note that research has shown these leafy greens to protect against stomach, colon, mouth, and esophagus cancers.

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