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Detox with Leafy Greens

detox leafy greens

Incorporating cooked or raw leafy greens into your diet is a requirement if one is serious about losing weight and increasing energy and immune support.

detox leafy greens rainbow chardLeafy greens are some of the easiest and most beneficial vegetables to incorporate into your daily routine, especially in the Spring season.  Their color is associated with spring, which is a time of renewal and refreshing, vital energy.

Densely packed with energy and nutrients, they grow upward to the sky, absorbing the sun’s light while producing oxygen. Members of this royal green family include kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, mustard greens, arugula, dandelion greens, broccoli rabe, watercress, beet greens, bok choy, napa cabbage, green cabbage, spinach and broccoli.

detox leafy greens kale saladHow do greens benefit our bodies? They are very high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous and zinc, and are a powerhouse for vitamins A, C, E and K. They are crammed full of fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micronutrients and phytochemicals.  In traditional Asian medicine, the color green is related to the liver, emotional stability and creativity. Greens aid in purifying the blood, strengthening the immune system, improving liver, gall bladder and kidney function, fighting depression, clearing congestion, improving circulation and keeping your skin clear and blemish free.

Leafy greens are the vegetables most missing from the American diet, and many of us never learned how to prepare them. Start with the very simple recipe below. Then each time you go to the market, pick up a new green to try. Soon you’ll find your favorite greens and wonder how you ever lived without them.

If you’d like further inspiration and support for incorporating these power foods into your diet, email me to set up an appointment to cook together in my office or your home.

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