The Need for Greens
By Mark Snare
Itís typical isnít it? The very food group that offer the most potent health giving properties is also the one that most people ignore or simply do not like. Iím talking about greens, yes, sprouts, broccoli and all those dark green leafy veggies that are always over looked for tastier options. When you select your shopping just think about this, look at nature, think of all the massive muscular beasts that only eat grass!
Most greens, particularly leafy greens are complete whole foods, yes, I mean what I say, they contain protein, carbohydrates, fats and the complete spectrum of vitamin and minerals. Also anything green contains Chlorophyll, this is the chemical compound that allows green plants to suck up carbon dioxide and transform it into oxygen, a neat trick that has supported life on the planet since day one. Chlorophyll also happens to be super healthy to eat as it is a powerful cleanser at the cellular level. If you have read my previous articles on the nature of our bodies being made of billions of cells, each one like a busy factory repairing itself and making more cells, youíll understand the glorious benefit of keeping those factories clean! Thatís exactly what chlorophyll does!
Once you appreciate the power of green vegetables and what they offer itís easier to be enthusiastic about including them in your diet regularly, take brussel sprouts for example. As a kid I chased them round the plate soaking them in gravy to soften them up and make them taste, well like anything other than a sprout. Now I know that sprouts and other cruciferous veggies like broccoli are nutritional powerhouses with potent cancer fighting chemical compounds aplenty. Yes, eating sprouts effectively helps neutralise the negative chemical attack we are under everyday from pollutants and other nasty chemicals.
Healthy hint: you probably know by now my opinion on processed sugar, well once you remove such a potent taste from your diet your palate has a chance to return to normal with the pleasing effect that greens have a marvellous sweet taste all of their own that previously you may have been missing out on! I sincerely hope this information encourages you towards a more green and healthy life.
Another great place to look for potent greens is sea vegetable products, next time you are in a health food shop take a look at the chlorella and spirulina.
Mark makes a lot of fresh juicer and blender drinks and tries to be as healthy as he can be.
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