Greens are a vital addition to your diet, and the high vitamin and mineral content in these verdant virtuosos contributes to healthy skin, teeth, hair and nails. If you’re looking for that flawlessly radiant complexion and shiny, luscious hair, adding more greens to your daily diet is a must.
A few simple ways to do this is by creating green smoothies for breakfast, tucking mixed greens into soups, folding them into an omelet and eating them as snacks throughout the day. Kale and green bean chips are delicious for when you’ve got an attack of the munchies. They can be baked in the oven or dehydrated and topped with nutritional yeast flakes for a cheesy, quick and healthy snack.
Studies have shown that the chlorophyll content of many green veggies enhances your immune system. The darker and greener the vegetable, the better, as these veggies contain the highest levels of chlorophyll. The purpose of chlorophyll in the body is to remove heavy metals, naturally strengthening the walls of the organs at a cellular level and providing antioxidants, which cleanse the colon and other organs of toxins and wastes.
Chlorophyll helps in neutralizing the pollution that we breathe in every day. If you are a smoker, it’s an absolutely crucial supplement for your diet. When you ingest chlorophyll, your hemoglobin count is elevated and as a result of this, you’ll find that your circulation improves and you’ll have much more energy. Not only is it a blood enricher, it also cleanses and improves the health of the intestines, uterus and lungs. Some people use chlorophyll as a natural breath freshener and body deodorizer. That’s internally of course - no one wants to go out looking like the incredible hulk!
To get a large dose of super-greens, juicing is quick and highly effective. Here’s my juice-of-the-moment:
Cucumber, Spinach, Basil, Lemon and Lime Juice
Refreshing and invigorating, this juice is an excellent way to start the day - cleansing, detoxifying and renewing health at cellular level.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes (Serves 2)
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