5. Green Vegetables
Calcium Content: One cup of cooked green vegetables contains to 94 to 197 mg or 9 to 20% of the body’s daily calcium needs.
Other Benefits: Green leafy vegetables improve eye health, our bodies metabolism and bone strength. They also help prevent cancer and increase the chances of conception. Green leafy vegetables also enhance brain and are great energy boosters
How It Can Be Consumed: Boiling or steaming green leafy vegetables is the still the best way to cook them. Boiling and steaming increases the nutrient content of the vegetables. Also, wait to wash the vegetables until right before cutting them to keep the nutrients locked in. Soaking the vegetables removes the nutrients such as Vitamin C, so avoid soaking them.