Why Asian Greens Hit a Home Run for Special Diets

Asian green leafy vegetables are gaining popularity in all cuisines because they’re so flavorful, versatile and healthy. After all, they’re some of the most nutrient-dense vegetables in the world.

They’re also ideally suited for those who have special dietary needs, because they’re naturally low in calories, sodium and fat, and are cholesterol-free and gluten-free, as well. They are also routinely high on the ANDI score (Aggregate Nutritional Density Index, a measure of whole foods that contain the highest nutrients per calorie), and are natural anti-inflammatory foods.

So if you’re adhering to the following types of diets, you may want to consider adding more Asian greens into your meals*:

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Flexitarian
  • Plant-based
  • Gluten-free
  • DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)
  • Paleo
  • South Beach
  • Dairy-free
  • Casein-free
  • Nut-free
  • Grain-free
  • Soy-free
  • Low glycemic index
  • Whole foods-based
  • *As with all special dietary plans, consult your health care professional to make sure you are following good medical advice for your particular needs.