Flashback Friday: How to Cook Greens | Dr. Michael Greger | NutritionFacts.org

Dark green leafy vegetables are the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. What’s the best way to prepare them?

Doctor’s Note

I often get questions about how to prepare certain foods to maximize their benefits, so I love when I can bring you videos like this one and Best Way to Cook Vegetables. I have a few more on optimum cooking methods, too. Check out:


I mentioned microwaving: Are Microwaves Safe?. And what about The Effects of Radiation Leaking from Microwave Ovens? Watch the video!

If you’re watching this, you probably know by now how important it is to eat greens everyday. But here are some videos for a refresher:

Just remember that anyone who eats cups a day (as they should!) of dark green leafy vegetables should probably stick to low-oxalate greens (i.e. basically any greens other than spinach, swiss chard, and beet greens) to avoid the risk of kidney stones. I’ve got videos on this here as well as what happens when you pressure cook greens here.

The original video aired on June 12th 2019