Augusta University
Healthy Living

Eating green

All of us can add more dark leafy greens to our diets — and the darker the leaf, the more nutritious. That’s because leafy greens are packed with nutrients like fiber, vitamins and minerals. Add them to your favorite recipes to protect against heart disease, diabetes, even cancer. Here’s an easy taste guide to help you decide:

  • Arugula: Peppery and slightly bitter
  • Belgian endive: Crisp, nutty, and slightly bitter 
  • Boston and Bibb lettuce: Sweet and mild 
  • Escarole: Hearty and slightly bitter
  • Iceberg lettuce: Crisp and mild
  • Green and red-leaf lettuce: Mild and delicate
  • Radicchio: Sweet and bitter crunch
  • Romaine: Crisp and strong tasting
  • Watercress: Sharp, mustard like flavor

Whether you want to eat better to lose weight or to lower any risk of chronic illness, registered dietitians can help. Our team can help you set, follow and succeed with a plan specially for you. Call to schedule an appointment at 706-721-863 or visit augustahealth.org/make-an-appointment.

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