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Do Greens Harm or Help Your Health?

Many people are afraid of eating too many greens because they have heard the possible dangers of consuming too much oxalic acid. Greens, like certain plant foods, are high in oxalic acid. You might…

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8 Benefits of Spinach: The First Superfood

Spinach was a powerfood even before there was the term powerfood. We're referring of course to Popeye the Sailor Man. "TOOT TOOT!" One can of the green stuff and he turned into muscle popping tor…

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Eat Your Spinach

I think of spinach as the trainer vegetable for dark leafy greens. It's dark, it's leafy, it's green--but it's far less dark-leafy-greenish than, say, kale or chicory. Once someone has spinach mastere…

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Lambsquarter: Wild Spinach in Your Yard

Thirty some years ago, I lived on a farm in Reynolds, Missouri. Every Thursday I would go help an elderly neighbor woman -- Mrs. Glore -- old enough to have outlived three husbands. She taught me that…

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Calcium: Collard Greens Have More Than Milk

According to this article from the Harvard School of Public Health, one cup of collard greens contains 357 milligrams of calcium, but a cup of milk has 306. Collard greens also are one of the leafy gr…

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The Right Food for Your Green Iguana

Several years ago, one of my sonís grade school friends had a series of iguanas that lived less than a few months each. My son told me this boy fed his iguanas iceberg lettuce and mealworms. Dietary m…

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