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Of all the leafy greens, none has achieved star status quite like kale has. Add it to a meal or a smoothie and you're surrounded by a beatific glow. It's a member of the Brassica genus (along with broccoli and Brussels sprouts), a category of plant foods that are linked to a lower risk of certain cancers. Not only that, but kale is high in nutrients you need for bone health — vitamins A and K and calcium — plus it delivers almost a day's worth of vitamin C. While kale has much to offer, don't neglect other leafy greens, like collards and mustard greens, which provide as much nutrition as kale.
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