Eat More Greens
Dark, leafy greens such as kale, spinach, swiss chard, collards, broccoli, and romaine lettuce are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. In fact, many experts argue that adding more of them to your diet is the absolute best thing you can do for your health.
They are packed full of so many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, carotenoids, and flavonoids that they definitely earn the right to be called “superfoods.” Once these amazing greens enter your body, their “super powers” set out to:
lower blood pressure
improve your skin
aid in digestion
aid in detoxification
balance PH – make your body more alkaline
improve eye health
prevent (or fight) certain types of cancer
improve bone strength and help prevent osteoporosis
fight free radicals and reduce cellular damage
That's a pretty impressive list of benefits, wouldn't you say? Well worth adding a side salad to your burger and fries, no? Plus, greens are so versatile that it is really very easy to find a tasty
way to prepare them.
Bake them (kale chips are delicious), steam them, sautee them, or add them to salads, smoothies, pesto sauces and dips. Just 1-2 servings a day can boost your health astronomically.
Popeye the Sailor Man really was on to something when he said, “I'm good to the finish cause I eats me spinach”. To paraphrase: “If you want to live a long healthy life, eat more greens!”