The Wearin’ o’ the Green
Everybody’s Irish as St. Patrick’s Day approaches, so the saying goes.
And why not? It’s all good fun.
While you’re at it….Remember to Eat Green, too!
Food is way more than just nutrition. Yes, it’s essential to include optimal amounts of nutrients and to be energized through the power of yum, joy of meal preparation, and to exercise creativity while increasing control of the foods on our plate.
Eating a Rainbow of Phytonutrients is the best way to achieve this. What is a Phytonutrient?
“Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. These chemicals help protect plants from germs, fungi, bugs, and other threats. Fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients. Other plant-based foods also contain phytonutrients, such as: Whole grains.
Let’s get back to the GREEN
Some outstanding foods in the Phytonutrient ‘Green’ Spectrum are:
Greens ( Arugula, Beet, Swiss Chard, Collard, Kale, Spinach, Lettuce)
A few of the many benefits of eating green are: