Even if we struggle to stick to it all the time, most of us have a pretty good idea how to eat healthily. Â Fruit, vegetables = good. Too much sugar, salt and fat = bad. Yep. We can remember that. Â
Green is Good!
But when youâ€™re choosing what to buy at the grocery store, bear in mind that fresh produce in different colors doesnâ€™t just look good in the fruit bowl â€“ itâ€™s great for your health as well!
We take a look at why we tell our kids to eat their greens and why our parents and their parents before them, told us the same thing!
Plant Power! Â
Green is good for you. Â Dark green leafy plants such as spinach, kale and collard greens are packed with more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber than pretty much any other type of food. Â In fact, one cup of kale contains 134 percent of your daily vitaminÂ C requirement and an amazing 684 percentÂ of the recommended amount of vitamin K!
These nutritionally-dense green plants really earn their stripes as superfoods, and can be enjoyed steamed, smoothieâ€™d, sautĂ©ed or even raw! Â
The other great thing about leafy greens is that theyâ€™re among the easiest things to grow in your backyard vegetable patch. Â Baby leaf spinach can even be raised happily on a sunny window-ledge, if you donâ€™t have any outdoor space!
Whatâ€™s On Your Veggies?
But if you donâ€™t have the means or desire to grow your own leafy greens, then you can find all kinds of delicious varieties at the store. Â Â However, unless you buy organically, itâ€™s impossible to know what herbicides and pesticides your healthy greens have been sprayed with.
Tyent Turbo Water From Your Water Ionizer!
Washing the leaves with regular water unfortunately wonâ€™t remove the chemicals and toxic residues, but hereâ€™s the good news: Tyent Turbo Water from your water ionizer will! Â
Check out our fun and eye-opening video on how Tyent Turbo Water really lifts the herbicide and pesticide residue away from your veggies, leaving them clean and delicious to eat! Â No kidding – you can see the incredible difference with your own eyes!
Leaf Your Tips Here!
Do you have some great recipes or tips for getting more leafy greens into your diet? Â Share them here!