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There's no mistaking it. Green vegetables (particularly the leafy varieties) are the most nutritious stuff on earth. Primates thrive on them, and look how strong and virile are those ape cousins of ours.

Sadly for us, all too often these vegetables feature as insignificant sides on the occasional dinner plate. Time to make them your main course. A trick is to use a mix of raw and cooked varieties. Say, mix up a big bowl of kale with some sundried tomatoes, lemon and a little olive tapenade, and top with the cooked green of your choice. Our favorites include broccoli and Brussels sprouts, though sauted asparagus (featured below, with onion) is just as nutrish and delish. Bon appetit!


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