Did you know that all of the medicine you need is right in front of you, abundant, and ready when you are? It’s so simple, but the foods that can keep us in good health are the ones we ignore the most: any kind of greens. Eating greens is like getting prescription medicine that works and has no side effects — except for super health.
You know you need them, but are you counting french fries as a serving of vegetables? We need vegetables of all colors, but we especially need dark green leafy vegetables. Greens contain tons of vitamins and minerals. They help detoxify your blood and can help prevent cancer and other disease. Greens are good for liver function and help build healthy intestinal flora. And they also keep your system alkaline, therefore creating an environment in which bad bacteria and diseases like cancer can’t stand!
The best greens are broccoli, kale, spinach, cabbages, dandelion and mustard greens, arugula, swiss chard, and beet greens, but any kind of dark leafy green is good. If you like lettuce, stick with the dark green, red, or purple kinds! While iceberg lettuce may be greenish, it really doesn’t have the nutritional value of deeply colored greens, so don’t count restaurant salads and condiments that feature iceberg lettuce as a green.
You need to eat greens with every meal, so here's how you can get them in: