Wearin’ O’ the Green

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:

Apples
Artichokes
Asparagus
Avocado
Bamboo Sprouts
Bean Sprouts
Bell Peppers
Bitter Melon
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Broccolini
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Celery
Cucumbers
Edamame
Green Beans
Green Peas
Green Tea
Greens ( Arugula, Beet, Swiss Chard, Collard, Kale, Spinach, Lettuce)
Limes
Okra
Olives
Pears
Snow Peas
Water Cress
Zucchini

A few of the many benefits of eating green are:

Anti-Cancer
Anti-Inflammatory
Brain Health
Cell Protection
Skin Health
Hormone Balance
Heart Health
Liver Health

 

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