Green vegetables are the foods most missing in modern diets. ( broccoli, kale, collards, watercress, dandelion…). Just remember that spinach and swiss chard should be eaten only in moderation, because of high oxalic acid. Cook it together with something rich like beans, nuts, oil or animal products to balance the effect of oxalic acid. Learning to cook and to eat greens is essential to creating health!
Greens are very high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and vitamins A,C,E and K. They are also full of fiber, folic acid, chlorophyl and many other micronutrients and phytochemicals.
Choose organic when you can, but eating non-organic is definitely better than eating any greens at all!
Benefits of eating dark leafy greens:
– Blood purification
– Cancer prevention
– Strengthened immune system
– Promotion of healthy intestinal flora
– Lifted spirit and elimination of depression
– Improved liver and, gall bladder and kidney functioning
– Improved circulation
– Beautiful skin!
Here’s my favorite recipe, which I’ve shared already before! Here it comes again! Enjoy 🙂
1/2 Banana: Helps to regulate blood sugar levels and may help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and death from stroke. Bananas are known for their high potassium levels. It contains Vitamin A, Folate ( protects against anemia), Vitamin C , Vitamin E, Vitamin K and Vitamin B.
Kale: Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around. It contains whopping amounts of Vitamin K, A and C.
1/3 Cucumber: contains Vitamin C. The hard outside skin contains fiber and minerals, including silica (great for healthy skin!), potassium and magnesium.
Sweet Pea Shoots: Its packed with Vitamins A ( four times more than Tomatoes!), C (seven times more than Blueberries!) and with Folic acids (= one of the B-group vitamin)
Spinach: Spinach has a high Vitamin A content in the form of beta-carotene (antioxidant vitamin!). It also contains Vitamins K, E, C and B.
Clorophyll: Chlorophyll is known to fight infections, heal wounds, and promote the health of the circulatory, digestive, immune and detoxification systems.
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