Why are greens so important for my health, you ask? I'll tell ya... For starters, no other food group complements our basic need for nutrients as perfectly as green veggies. But wait! There's more...
Their attributes practically scream for themselves. Green vegetables are packed with generous amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. They provide more nutrition per calorie than any other food ─ while providing a significant source of vitamins A, B, C, E, and K (not to mention their richness in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron). And the fact that they are packed with fiber means you will stay satisfied longer ─ thus reducing hunger and poor food choices. In addition to helping with weight control, vegetable fiber plays an active role in grabbing toxins from your body before they are absorbed. And their phytonutrients boost the immune system while protecting your body against cellular damage.
But don't run to the market just yet... I have a few more points to make (no surprise there, huh?).
Green vegetables actively participate in controlling immune system cells that are critical for a healthy digestive system. And many greens, like broccoli and spinach, are termed superfoods because of their rich antioxidant content. As you know, antioxidants help to ensure that our bodies are protected from free radicals ─ which can damage vital organs.
Plus, they are delicious and can be enjoyed in endless ways.
Make sure you embrace your greens, and treat yourself, with three solid servings each day. Eat them as a loaded salad, a sautéed treat, or enjoy them via juicing or as smoothies with proper fruit pairing. My book, Eat Clean, Live Free on Amazon will provide you with fun and informative food combining tips.
So, give it up for the green superheroes among us. And now, feel free to run to the market!