Green is synonymous with vitality, energy and life, it’s no coincidence greens are the number one food you can eat or incorporate into your diet to improve your health. Green leafy vegetables are brimming with fiber along with vitamins, minerals, and plant-based substances that may help protect you from heart disease, diabetes, and perhaps even cancer; nnutrient-dense and incredibly healthy; a vital source of antioxidants that are very beneficial to maintaining a healthy weight. Greens have a high water content and high in alkaline minerals, chalk full of healthy goodness that aid in purification and detoxing. The green pigment found in all plants and algae’s is called chlorophyll, giving leaves their color and is needed for photosynthesis to occur which is what allows for plants to absorb light from the sun and convert it into a viable energy source. Chlorophyll builds the body from the inside out; when we are lacking in chlorophyll we are more susceptible to oxidative stress responses in the body; thus speeding up the aging process.
Kale: Known as one of the healthiest vegetables on our planet. This nutrition powerhouse offers everything you want in a leafy green; an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, and supplies folate and potassium. The ruffle-edged leaves may range in color from cream to purple to black depending on the variety.
Collard Greens: Similar in nutrition to kale & cabbage; they have a heartier and chewier texture and a stronger cabbage-like taste. These greens are full of fiber which reduces LDL (Bad cholesterol in blood), perform as an anti-oxidant to purify the body, contain vitamin K and other minerals, ensuring better bone development and formation of healthy cells, increases the physical stamina and energy levels.
Swiss chard: Loaded with calcium to support healthy bones and prevent osteoporosis, full of antioxidants, vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin A (stimulate and improve the immune system), helps to prevent inflammation, B complex vitamins (helps to cure tiredness and depression, prevents Alzheimer’s, various types of cancer and controls diabetes), contains the daily recommended content of potassium, helps to maintain the level of blood sugar, high presence of magnesium content (helps prevent various cardiovascular disease), along with containing high amount of fiber content. Swiss chard is good for skin maintenance and skin health, by boosting skin glow (presence of vitamin A along with vitamin C plays a great role of collagen production), prevention of acne and overall skin health.
Spinach: One of the most nutritious nutrient dense foods available… Low in calories, high in vitamins A and C, as well as folate, contains more than a dozen individual flavonoid compounds (cancer fighting antioxidants) that neutralize free radicals in the body. Best eaten cooked, because heat reduces the green’s oxalate content, freeing up its dietary calcium. This mild flavored green is excellent eaten raw in salads and can be added to a variety of recipes.
Cabbage: Although paler in color than other leafy greens, this cruciferous vegetable is a great source of cancer-fighting compounds and vitamin C, fiber, potassium. Cabbage provides the fewest calories and least fat of any vegetable. It’s available in red and green varieties, can be cooked, added raw to salads, shredded into a slaw, or made into sauerkraut.
Vitamineral Greens: Are nutritionally dense superfood, therapeutic green powder which nutritionally supports blood sugar, detoxification, the immune system, liver, kidneys, blood, bones, colon, pancreas, muscles, brain, regularity, circulation, and longevity. These greens are extremely potent and contain a comprehensive array of nature’s most nutritive and cleansing superfoods, grown and processed to maximize their benefits. Containing a full spectrum of naturally occurring, absorbable and non-toxic vitamins, minerals, all the essential amino acids (protein), antioxidants, chlorophyll, soluble and insoluble fibers, tens of thousands of phytonutrients, and a plethora of other synergistically bound, organic nutrients. Start adding the greens in small amounts to smoothies and shakes; just don’t add too much that it severely affects the taste.
Every human being is the author of his or her own health or dis-EASE ~ Buddha