Turnip greens are low in calories and packed with cancer fighting nutrients.
Did you know that turnip greens earn the highest possible score (1000) in the ANDI index? The Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) measures the mineral, phytonutrient, and vitamin density in relation to caloric content to foods. One cup of turnip greens contains 20% of the USRDA of calcium, 222% of your Vitamin A requirement and 60% of your recommended daily dose of Vitamin C. Naturally low in calories and high in fiber, these green goddesses are an immune boosting, cancer cancelling phenom! Check out my recipes for Pesto Fresco and Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Lentils, Asparagus, and Pesto for fun and nourishing ways to include this amazing power green in your meal rotation!
Written by: Ann C. Collins, MD, RYT
Photo credit: Ann C. Collins, MD, RYT