The Healthiest Leafy Greens You Should Put in Your Salad

Top 10 Healthiest Leafy Greens

Not all leafy greens are created the same. These are the top 10 healthiest leafy greens you should put in your salad:

10. Arugula

While it’s got vitamin A and K, the Arugula is lacking a real nutrient punch. It only contains 6 calories per cup.

9. Iceberg lettuce

It is rich in vitamin C – you only need 33 cups of it to get your daily dose of vitamin C.

8. Radicchio

It contains even more than 100% of the vitamin K your body needs in a day. Vitamin K promotes blood clotting and helps wounds heal.

7. Leaf lettuce

Considered one of the most nutritious in the lettuce family. It is low on calories, but rich in vitamins A and K.

6. Endive

It is loaded with vitamins, especially with vitamin A. It has about 20% of the vitamin A you need in a day. Vitamin A is an essential part of normal vision and a healthy immune system.

5. Chard

This red and green leaf contains 300% of your daily vitamin K. Yes, that’s right, 300%! It also has magnesium, which helps control blood pressure, glucose levels and helps muscle and nerve functions.

4. Butter lettuce

Yet another member of the lettuce family, also known as Boston, or Bibb lettuce. This lettuce is rich in folate, iron and potassium.

3. Romaine lettuce

No Caesar salad is complete without romaine lettuce. One cup of romaine lettuce has more than 80% of your vitamin A!

2. Spinach

Popeye was right! Spinach is great! Filled with both iron and potassium, it’s got everything you need to regulate blood pressure. Also, 402% of that vitamin K.

1. Kale

Almost tied with spinach, but only one can be the first! One cup of Kale has all the vitamin A,C and K you’ll need for the day, as well as 33 calories per cup!

So, next time when you are making a salad, you know which leafy greens you should put in your salad.

Source: CDC