This episode of Keepin’ It Real is all about Leafy Greens!
Learning to cook and eat leafy greens is essential for health and longevity.
They help repair and build our internal rainforest and strengthen our circulatory and respiratory system.
They are refreshing and give us vital energy. Leafy Greens are high in calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamin A, C, E, & K, and folic acid.
They are one of the best sources of fiber and protein.
They are rich in micronutrients and phytochemicals.
They are the best source of chlorophyll, which is a blood builder and one of nature’s greatest healers.
They have many calming and anti-stress properties, they help get rid of the dark circles under your eyes, they help neutralize bad breath and body odors.
Leafy Greens do so many incredible things for your body:
- Blood purification
- Cancer prevention
- Improves circulation
- Immune strengthening
- Provides energy
- Eliminates depression
- Promotes healthy flora
- Aids in digestion
- Oxygenates your blood
- Reduces toxins
- Improves liver, gallbladder, and kidney function
- Clears congestion, especially in the lungs
- Reduces mucus
And the list goes on and on! Leafy greens are the most important part of your diet and lucky for us, there are so many kinds to choose from!
Some of our favorites are:
- Kale, Collards, Romaine, Arugula, Cabbage, Spinach, Broccoli, Watercress, Chard, Bok Choy, Dandelion, Mustard Greens, and Turnip Greens.
Have fun and experiment with the different varieties! Eat them raw, or try blanching, steaming, sauteing, or boiling. With all new things, start small. Set a one month goal of having one salad every day or a handful of steamed or sauteed leafy greens with dinner.
They are the easiest and quickest foods to prepare and you will feel the health benefits faster that you can say Arugula! Believe me, your body will be begging you for more.
Leave us a comment below and keep us in the loop! Do you have any delicious green recipes? Do you feel the healthy benefits?
We are excited to hear from you and are proud of you for accepting this green challenge.
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