Do you know what going green means and why you should incorporate it into your daily life? This is because the color “green” signifies a whole lot, especially when it comes to health. Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, energy, and growth, is indeed what I would say is more than just in its appearance – It is health itself. There are many reasons why going green is beneficial to health.
Many people, especially kids get irritated by the sight of any green food on their plate. Others are hesitant to pile green vegetables which could be due to the fact that some of these green foods tend to have a bitter taste. The truth remains that green foods are an extremely important part of a healthy diet, and one thing is that they can easily be incorporated into meals from the numerous available options.
Incorporating them into your meals would see that you take advantage of the following benefits:
Excellent source of antioxidants
Most green foods, such as spinach, broccoli, and other dark leafy veggies are considered super foods because they contain a high amount of antioxidants in them. A very good amount of vitamins A, C and E can be found in most green foods accompanied with other important nutrients like iron and zinc. They play a major role in protecting your body from illnesses and all forms of disease.
Excellent Source of Phytonutrients
Phytonutrients are special chemicals found in green foods that have a good effect on the body. Green foods properties helps to boost your immune system as well as help in protecting you against cellular damage.
Low in Calories
Green foods contain a large amount of water and possess lots of nutrients. They are very low in sugars and because they’re packed with fiber and water, thus help in regulating your blood sugar levels throughout the day.
- Dark, leafy greens like spinach and kale are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for all body functions and lower bad cholesterol.
- Green foods are rich in chlorophyll, a green pigment that also acts as a detox agent in the body. It also happens to be a natural deodorizer that can aid with bad breath! The darker the shade of green the more chlorophyll present.
- Vegetables, especially green ones, aids in alkalizing the body, keeping your PH at a healthy, stable level.
Hope you’ve been educated on why you should go-green with these few benefits? Check out here next week for more advantages of going green.