Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Going Green

You’ve heard it over & over again “Eat your green veg”, “Drink your green veg”, have your “Super greens powder (or capsule”, however you can get your greens, get them in. But why?

These veggies contain a vast amount of important nutrients such as iron, folate, fibre, zinc, potassium, vitamin c, selenium, calcium, phytochemicals, anti-oxidants and more!

What are their benefits? 

  • Cancer fighting: contain Isothiocyanates that reduce the production of carcinogens in the body, prevent normal cells from becoming cancerous and protect our DNA
  • Lower blood cholesterol AND the risk of type 2 diabetes: with its high fibre content
  • Fight infections: Zinc & vitamin C are two crucial immune boosting nutrients
  • Promote weight loss: with being a high fibre low calorie source of food
  • Effective for wound healing: containing vitamin K which is needed for blood clotting
  • Promote eye health: lutein and powerful antioxidant prevents macular degeneration
  • Maintain & promote red blood cell health: Containing Iron and vitamin C, this allows for optimum iron absorption
  • Promote bone health: with its calcium content
  • Healthy skin: with vitamin A, C and zinc your skin will glow
  • Growth & development: folate and the other b vitamins are essential growth and new cell and energy production
  • Improve your mood: containing B6 which promote serotonin & reduces PMS symptoms

What are your super green veggies that should I eat regularly?

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Bok choy
  • Cabbage 
 (That doesn’t mean to you don’t eat your other greens – celery, cucumber, lettuce & the rest!)

What are the best ways to eat your greens?

  • Steamed broccoli, brussel sprouts, and bok choy on the side of a lea piece of fish
  • Green smoothies – kale, spinach, banana, coconut water, chia seeds and agave
  • Spinach, pumpkin and pine nut side salad
  • Green Vegetable stir fry with ginger and garlic

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