One of the biggest challenges I hear from people making lifestyle changes is how to consistently incorporate more vegetables into their daily meals. Well, there are numerous ways. But because we don’t want to get too overwhelmed, today let’s just focus on adding greens to your scheme.
You know that dark, leafy greens are good for you, right? They are your abundant supply of chlorophyll, the natural green pigment that supports your overall health. Greens pack a powerful punch of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber. And for those monitoring their feminine figure, greens are super low in calories.
I love greens because they offer a safe and natural way to regularly cleanse or detoxify the body. And according to the National Institute on Aging, highlighting a report in the journal, Neurology, greens have been associated with slower age-related cognitive decline. If it’s been a while since you’ve seriously thought about greens, here’s a family of friends to invite into your refrigerator:
Spinach, romaine lettuce, curly endive, arugula, Swiss chard, kale, collard greens, cabbage, mustard greens, watercress, bok choy, turnip greens and more…
Begin with the ones you are most familiar with, then train your palate to appreciate a new green leaf every week. Don’t think you have to limit greens to one particular meal. Greens can become a regular addition to your morning smoothie, your beautiful lunch bowl, and a yummy side on your dinner plate.
Green, leafy herbs boast amazing medicinal properties and immune support. Adding a little of the following to your recipe will enhance the flavor and provide a gorgeous, fragrant aroma to your dish.
Parsley, coriander, mint, dill, basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, tarragon, chives, cilantro bay leaf, and more…
If you’re going to continue to show up as your best self, I urge you to make greens part of your daily protocol for disease prevention.
A balanced meal plan consisting of a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats can provide the nourishment needed to accomplish everyday tasks. Reducing your intake of highly processed foods and selecting clean, whole foods as close to their natural state as possible will help promote wellness.
Now that you have become reacquainted with the power of greens, set a loving intention for yourself and follow through. How are you going to incorporate greens into this week’s menu? Take a deep, cleansing breath. Now close your eyes and visualize how this lifestyle change can prepare you for your amazing second half.
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In love, peace and health--
Your feminine glow guide,
T. Kari Mitchell, M.Ed.
Certified Holistic Health Coach
When your spirit is nourished, your inner light produces an outer glow reflecting your beauty and truth.