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Eat One Green Food Per Day

Eat One Green Food Per Day

In this week's challenge you must Eat One Green Food Per Day. Eating one green vegetable per day or one leafy green is a great way to get yourself healthier in the kitchen without much thought. It can be a cup of broccoli at dinner or spinach snuck into a smoothie. A cup of green beans at dinner or some leafy kale tossed with chopped sweet potato and some simple seasonings. Anything counts, just make sure it’s green, natural, and from the earth. These foods provide us with more nutrition than any food out there. They alkalize our bodies, promote mental wellness, and protect us from major forms of disease.Leafy green vegetables provide a range of health benefits as part of a balanced diet. Green veg is high in antioxidants, minerals, fibre and much more! They keep you hydrated and can even make you feel happier.

Benefits of eating green Vegetables:

  1. High in Antioxidants

    The first bit of good news is, they’re packed full of antioxidants! Yay! Green vegetables are rich in vitamin A – good for building your body’s natural defences, vitamin C for healthy skin and bones and vitamin K to help your body heal itself quickly when necessary. In addition to these vitamins, beautiful green veg is also rich in potassium and iron.

  2. Full of Minerals

    Green leafy vegetables, particularly spinach, are known for being high in magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral necessary for maintaining muscle health, as well as bone formation – helping the absorption of calcium.

  3. A Natural Source of Fibre

    Greens are a brilliant source of natural fibre, aiding digestion and slowing the rate at which your body absorbs sugar. This prevents sharp rises in blood glucose

  4. Improves Your Metabolism

    As leafy, crunchy fresh greens are high in iron and fibre, they naturally improve our metabolism and keep the production of our red blood cells at a healthy rate. So pile your plate high!

  5. Makes You Feel Fuller for Longer

    As high fibre vegetables, greens are the perfect solution for rumbling stomachs. The more you eat, the less likely you are to reach for the junk in the cupboard!

  6. Protects Your Eyes

    As mentioned previously, Lutein and zeaxanthin, plant pigments found in dark green leafy vegetables are said to have beneficial effects on your eyes’ macular pigment levels when eating at least 10mg a day.

  7. Edible Sun Protection

    Now don’t go throwing away your sunscreen just yet – we’re not saying your green veg is a substitute! However, it is said to increase your body’s natural defences against sun damage and even repair, thanks to your green vegetables’ vitamin content, folic acid and beta-carotene.

  8. Lifts Your Mood

    our green leafy vegetables are a great source of folate, and as this contributes to serotonin production, you may find your mood lifting!

  9. Keeps You Hydrated

    Finally, green vegetables contain a lot of water, which means adding them to your plate helps to keep you hydrated, maintaining healthy skin and hair.

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Peace of mind is a state of mental and emotional balance and calm, free of worries, fears or stress. In this state, the mind is quiet, and you experience a gentle sense of happiness and freedom. Such peaceful moments are not as rare as you may think. You have experienced them at times when you were engaged in some kind of absorbing or interesting activity. Here are a few examples:

Tips on adding nutritious green vegetables to your diet:

  1. Add salad greens, green vegetables and/or fresh herbs to every sandwich that you make. I like the combination of nut butter, banana, and chopped broccoli.

  2. Try using large pieces of collard greens or kale instead of tortillas to wrap around fillings when you're making sandwiches.

  3. Put shredded salad green leaves or chopped vegetables into your soups, including the dehydrated, almost-instant soups that require only the addition of hot water and a few minutes wait in order to rehydrate.

  4. Try making spinach and avocado smoothie with salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese

Suggested Reading:

15 Tasty Green Vegetables that are great for your health - Learn more here.

6 health benefits of leafy greens - Learn more here.

7 reasons to eat more green, leafy vegetables - Learn more here.

This challenge was closed on 10/9/2022

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