ATLANTA (WAOK) – One way to make your St. Patrick’s Day feast a little healthier is to add some green foods to the lineup. Experts say cabbage is a good choice. It can help reduce inflammation as well as lower your stroke and heart attack risk. Kristin Kirkpatrick with the Cleveland Clinic says there are several other great green choices. Zucchini helps reduce the risk of developing cataracts, peas help manage blood sugar, seaweed helps reduce blood pressure and pistachios keep your risk of heart attack low. St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday.
Participants dressed as Leprechauns take part in a St. Patrick's Day Parade in Tokyo on March 18, 2012. More than 1,000 people took part in the parade to commemorate the Irish patron Saint Patrick. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO(Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)