Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The Power of Green!!
There was a good reason why Popeye choose spinach. Although you may find comfort in a cup of coffee in the morning, nothing really charges you like a fresh green juice. After a beautiful 6am run with my fellow Bimblers, I rode my bike to Edge of the Woods to get a fresh shot of wheatgrass and a green juice. This will keep me going for a few hours.
Greens are filled with an abundance of nutrition. Pound for pound, spinach has more protein than any other vegetable. Collard greens have more calcium than a cup of milk. Dandelion greens have great detoxifying effects on the body, and nettles are loaded with chlorophyll. Some of the largest animals in the world eat a diet of only greens. That should tell you something.
Here are just a few reasons why we should eat more greens-
-builds a high blood count
-provides iron to organs
-creates a more alkaline body
-resists bacteria in wounds
-helps to purify the liver
One book that has brought a new light to my life is Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko. I highly recommend this book to anybody looking to add a little life to their life.
If you have a blender try this Green Smoothie for a few days and see how you feel!
1.5 cups of water or water from 1 fresh Thai Young Coconut
a large handfull of spinach
1 cup fresh or frozen berries
Blend well drink and Enjoy!!