How to eat bitter greens
Rinse and wash greens carefully in cold water to remove sand and grit, then dry them in a salad spinner or blot to remove excess water. Eat greens raw or cooked and toss with olive oil for better absorption of the fat soluble vitamins.
For some, bitter greens may take getting used to. Albert suggests combining bitter greens with blueberries, dates or strawberries and other greens to vary the flavors and textures at mealtimes. Dube suggests that people chew bitter greens well to stimulate their digestive juices.
Luckily for chocolate and coffee lovers, greens aren’t the only bitter foods with healthy benefits. Studies that show that these two indulgences also contain beneficial phytonutrients.