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

Dandelion greens


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


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


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.



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



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

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