6 health benefits of leafy greens (1/6)

Whether you sneak them into a smoothie or serve them in a salad, leafy greens boast loads of benefits. Here's how they keep you healthy

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Stay young

As well as playing a key role in helping blood to clot, vitamin K is critical in preventing certain age-related conditions. Researchers in California found inadequate K can lead to cardiovascular disease, bone fragility, and arterial and kidney calcification. A one-cup (250-mL) raw serving of any of the leafy greens here has at least your daily requirement of K, with kale providing more than six times your needs, dandelion greens five times and Swiss chard about three and a half times.

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