Greens – Power House of Nutrition
Relish Green Vegetables for a Healthy & Happy Life!
Green leafy salads are a staple in our home. Why salads? According to Joel Fuhrman’s book Eat To Live, the one food that research has shown is most highly associated with longevity is leafy greens… in other words salads. This may come as a surprise to you, but leafy green vegetables are the most nutrient packed foods available to us.
Think about it, how do the giraffe, hippo, elephant, gorilla and cow get so big? Where do they get all the protein they need to create those big muscles? They get it from the leafy green vegetation they eat! All protein starts with the process of photosynthesis in green plants.
The added health benefits of green salads are that they are raw. To the leafy greens we use for our salad base we add lots more fresh raw vegetables and vegetable salads, soups. In Eat to Live, Dr. Fuhrman reports that a review of 206 studies showed raw vegetables and vegetable salad and soups, consumption to be our strongest defense against cancer of any foods.
Eat Green Salad to lose weight
Green salad is a very efficient weapon in the fight with extra kilograms. The elements of vegetables soups and salads stimulate
digestion, drain and refresh the liver. More, green salad helps cleaning the blood vessels and regulates the activity of the endocrine glands. It contains iodine, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, arsenic and zinc. The green salad leaves also contain a numerous series of vitamins A, B, C, D and E. These vitamins make the body stronger against infections and viruses.
To Make Green Leafy Salads
To make great salads you must start out with fresh produce, preferably organic. It’s the greens that are considered the powerhouse of nutrition, so include a variety of leafy greens in your salads. Green leaf, red leaf, romaine, spinach…. really any kind of greens can be added to your salad! To your highly nutritious greens you can add a wide variety of raw vegetables and vegetable salad and soups.
Make your salad colourful, and exceptionally nutritious by using all the colours of the rainbow. We love vegetables like carrots, beets, turnips, squash, sprouts, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cabbage…. To make your salad even more exotic try adding fruits, seeds, nuts and berries.
How Much Salad Should You Eat? A good rule of thumb to use is making salads and raw vegetables your main course for lunch or dinner. The bottom line is You can never eat too many greens and raw veggies. So fill up on them first and you will be on your way to better health and longevity!