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11From the time we are toddlers to our golden years, we are constantly told how important it is to eat our vegetables. But as much as we appreciate all that getting our greens does for our health, sometimes we just can’t look at another side of broccoli! If you’re hoping to mix it up when it comes your vegetable intake, we recommend checking out bok choy. The cruciferous cousin to broccoli, cauliflower, and kale is chock full of minerals and vitamins and can help balance your blood sugar, keep your vision sharp, and boost your bone health. Plus, it tastes refreshingly delicious!

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22Bok choy, also known as Chinese cabbage, was first introduced to the U.S. in the 19th century, however, its popularity in China dates back much further. Archeologists have found 6,000-year-old cabbage seeds in the Yellow River Valley! These days it’s a staple ingredient in many dishes within Chinese cuisine, and is readily available in the produce section of the grocery store and at farmer’s markets.

33Healthline reports that one cup of shredded bok choy is a great source of key nutrients like vitamin C and K — and is only 9 calories! Vitamin C is not only vital to your immune system but it also helps produce collagen, a protein necessary to repair damaged or weakened muscles. In addition to your muscles, collagen is prevalent in other areas of the body such as tendons, ligaments, and skin. You’ve probably heard about its complexion boosting abilities!

44it also helps produce collagen, a protein necessary to repair damaged or weakened muscles. In addition to your muscles, collagen is prevalent in other areas of the body such as tendons, ligaments, and skin. You’ve probably heard about its complexion boosting abilities!

55it also helps produce collagen, a protein necessary to repair damaged or weakened muscles. In addition to your muscles, collagen is prevalent in other areas of the body such as tendons, ligaments, and skin. You’ve probably heard about its complexion boosting abilities!

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