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Quote of the Day: “I don’t think of all the misery but of all the beauty that still remains.” Anne Frank

Song of the Day: Going Down Slow – B.B. King

Exercise of the Day: Cycle

Affirmation: “I am a creative genius.”

Tip: Wondering which leafy green to use in a salad so that you get the most nutritional benefits? Here is a comparison of the top salad making greens and their nutritional content to help you make your decision. All nutritional contents are based on a 1 cup measurement.

Kale

Protein – .7 grams

Calories – 8

Fiber – .6 grams

Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin A 32%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Vitamin C 32%
Iron 1%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Magnesium 2%

Spinach

Protein –  .9 grams

Calories – 7

Fiber – .7 grams

Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin A 56%
Calcium 3%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Vitamin C 14%
Iron 4%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Magnesium 6%

Arugula

Protein – .3 grams

Calories – 2

Fiber -.2 grams

Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin A 5%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Iron 1%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Magnesium 1%

Romaine

Protein – .6 grams

Calories – 8

Fiber – 1 gram

Vitamins & Minerals –

Vitamin A 82%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Vitamin C 3%
Iron 3%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Magnesium 2%

Looks like the best thing to do is to have a combination of all greens as each one brings something to the table, literally. Spinach & Kale lead in Protein, Romaine leads in Fiber and Arugula is lowest in calories.

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