Packed with vitamins, green leafy vegetables are essential for good health, supporting both the immune system and helping us to resist all the toxins, pathogens and environmental pollutants that we inevitably come into contact with to a greater or lesser extent every day. But what is the power of leafy greens? Let’s find out!
Leafy vegetables as a foundation for health
Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, coriander, cress, wheat and barley grass and various salad greens have the ability to alkalise the body, cleansing the lymphatic system and helping to flush out accumulated toxins, thus creating an alkaline environment in the lymph and preventing toxins from persisting. In addition, leafy greens also provide support for the digestive system, of which well-being is crucial for our immunity. Green leafy vegetables are able to gently remove bad bacteria from the intestinal walls, as well as the rancid fat and protein particles that remain on them, thus preventing the development of various digestive problems and strengthening immunity. The rancid fat and protein residues accumulated on the intestinal walls encourage the growth of bad bacteria, which can cause both bloating and gastritis, against which probiotics are powerless. The prebiotics and micronutrients in green leaves, on the other hand, are able to nourish the good bacteria, destroying harmful pathogens and cleansing the gut of harmful waste products. If you’re struggling with digestion, it’s definitely worth giving leafy greens a go!
Among other things, leafy vegetables are helpful in case of the following diseases:
- kidney diseases;
- kidney stones;
- hepatitis C;
- connective tissue damages;
- and heart disease.
Full of mineral salts
Green leafy vegetables are packed with valuable and vital mineral salts such as iodine, chromium, sulphur, magnesium, calcium, potassium, silica and manganese, which support the adrenal glands and are also necessary to support neurotransmitters and neurons. Leafy greens are rich in vitamins A and B, folic acid, alkaloids, endocrine-supporting trace elements, chlorophyll and carotene. Green leafy greens are also a powerful antiviral and effective in preventing chronic diseases by strengthening the body’s immune system, making leafy greens critical in today’s world!
How to consume leafy vegetables?
Leafy greens are great in smoothies, salads, raw soups and sauces, for juicing and as a crunchy addition to lunch or dinner. Leafy greens are at their best when eaten raw, so no minerals are lost! For this reason, leafy greens should not be cooked. Tuck some fresh spinach into your breakfast cereal, squeeze a refreshing juice drink with kale and apple, or make a healthy raw salad to accompany your lunch steak! Let the leaves surprise you!
Here’s a truly refreshing breakfast recipe with spinach for you to try:
- 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
- handful of mango cubes (fresh or frozen)
- handful of pineapple cubes (fresh or frozen)
- glass of unsweetened almond milk or water
- large handful of fresh spinach or 1-2 tbsp freeze-dried spinach powder
Instructions: Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Enjoy immediately!
But what are good alternatives to fresh vegetables?
If you feel that consuming large quantities of fresh leafy vegetables is a bit difficult or unusual for you, but you still want to boost your health and add more green to your daily menu, green chlorophyll-rich powders are a great alternative. As green powders are prepared at a very low temperature, they have the same nutritional power as fresh fruit, but their high concentration simply makes them much more convenient to consume in smaller quantities – just a few spoonfuls is enough!
Ideal for smoothies and sauces
Vegetable powders are perfect for smoothies and cold sauces, where a slightly unfamiliar vegetable flavour is overshadowed by other flavours, making it much easier to get started! Ideal smoothie additions include freeze-dried spinach, as well as organic barley and wheat grass powders, which are easy to sneak into smoothie drinks of both young and a bit older for a nutritional boost. Simply add 1-2 tablespoons of green powder to a regular smoothie for a smoothie that’s significantly more nutritious but still tastes deliciously berry or fruity! On the other hand, organic freeze-dried cilantro powder is ideal for sauces, as it adds zest to the sauce while enriching it with beneficial minerals. But if you want to make a detox smoothie with a heavy metal eliminating effect, make sure you add cilantro to your smoothie! Click HERE for a recipe for a detox smoothie by Medical Medium.
Centralsun’s range includes freeze-dried spinach, coriander, wheat and barley grass juice powder!
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