Ever wonder why everyone pushes to eat greens? Well, first off, greens are the most commonly missing food in modern diets. Incorporating dark leafy greens into your eating habits is essential to establishing an overall healthy body and immune system. Eating leafy greens help strengthen the blood and respiratory system. When you begin to add more greens, you naturally begin to crowd out all of foods that make you sick. Leafy greens also are very high in alkalinity. Which is a HUGE benefit when it comes to all of the other acidic foods we tend to eat.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with new greens! If you get bored with continually eat your favorites, try some of these out:
- Bok Choy
- Napa Cabbage
- Mustard Greens
- Broccoli Rabe
- Swiss Chard
- Beet Greens
There are many ways to cook greens as well. Steaming, boiling, sautéing in oil, water sautéing, waterless cooking, or lightly pickling.
Boiling helps greens get plump and relax. Boil under a minute to avoid losing nutrients in water. If you use organic greens you can even drink the water you use to boil in as a health b5dr4xes3aw2Qroth for the nutrients.
Steaming makes greens more fibrous and tight, which helps you feel fuller, longer. This is great method to help you curb your appetite for those attempting to lose weight.
Eating a raw salad is a quick and easy way to get your greens in. It’s refreshing, cooling, and supplies live enzymes.
Leave a comment below and let me know which greens you are most excited to try and which cooking method you are going to use!
Until next week!