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Collard Greens are the Food of the Week. Did you know that one cup of cooked collard greens will provide you with more calcium than a cup of milk? Milk products are often considered the best source of calcium, so you may be surprised to find that while one cup milk provides 14% of the daily value (138 mg) for calcium, one cup of cooked collard greens contains almost twice as much: 27% of the daily value (268 mg)! And the collard greens have less than half the calories of the milk (50 calories compared to 121) with virtually no fat. Calcium is known primarily for its role in maintaining the strength and density of bones, but recent studies have shown that it is also important in helping to protect colon cells from cancer-causing chemicals, preventing migraine headaches, and reducing PMS symptoms during the second half of the menstrual cycle. Since the body tightly controls the amount of calcium in the blood so that sufficient calcium is always available, when dietary intake it too low, calcium is pulled out of the bones to maintain normal blood concentrations. This is why low dietary calcium can, over many years, lead to osteoporosis. So, next time you are wondering how to boost your calcium intake, don't just think milk, think collard greens! Read more http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=138.

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