Eating Green

Eating Green

“Eating Green”



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I’m obviously very concerned about nutrition and health and as such am very invested in the health of my close family.

A question I find myself asking my loved ones pretty much every time we talk is:

“DID YOU EAT GREEN TODAY?”

All this means is:

Please tell me what you ate that was green.  I usually want to hear dark leafy greens like Kale, Spinach, Swiss Chard, but will settle for Romaine and Arugula.  I also want to hear vegetables such as Broccoli Rape, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower, String Beans, Brussel Sprouts, etc.

It keeps my loved ones accountable as they knooow I’m goooing to ask …and it can keep YOU accountable too.

I always hope to hear more than 1 of these greens per day, but I’m dealing with picky eaters, so at first I was met with shoulder shrugs, sighs, eye rolls, pleas to stop asking, and a verbal “no, not today” with a regrettable frown.

 However, with time, my picky eaters starting giving me 1 green a day, then 2, and now sometimes even 3 times a day if they start the day with a juice or smoothie.

It’s a good habit to get into for yourself.  I recommend asking yourself several times a day, “Did I eat green today?”

Let me know how it works for you and how it makes you feel to eat more green.

When you answer no, please don’t judge yourself.  Just ask again the next day until you start to plan ahead and get the greens in.

Remember:

Greens make your body more alkaline and help replenish your endocrine system.  If you have a hard time getting up in the morning chances are your endocrine system is compromised.  When your thyroid and adrenals are fatigued, it takes more than just sleep to replenish it, you need to fortify your system with the vitamins and minerals from dark leafy greens.  Greens are packed with Vitamins B, A, C and K.  And these vitamins are great for your skin, bones, and immune system among other things.  Remember that Vitamins like K need a fat to be absorbed, so you want pair your greens with good fats like grass fed ghee, animal fat, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, or a fatty fish like salmon.

Good luck and I can’t wait to hear “Did you eat green today?”

How did you eat green?

Do you have a buddy to ask YOU every day?  Do you have a buddy you ask every day?

Do you ask yourself?

By |2016-12-19T08:57:54+00:00March 12th, 2015|Healthy Tips, How to Build a Healthy Plate|0 Comments

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