The most important food in our modern diet is green vegetables. It is vital to learn how to cook greens and to eat them. You will eat less junk food and less unhealthy foods if you eat greens. Greens are good for your blood and respiratory system. These greens are particularly useful for urban dwellers who don’t often see open fields. The color green is associated with spring, which is the season of renewal, refreshment, and vitality. Green is associated with creativity, emotional stability, and liver health in Asian medicine. The Braga farms DFW run is situated in the middle of DFW and is a supplier to farmers markets all year. We have planted more than 45 varieties of vegetables and fruits at our urban homestead with less than one cultivable acres.
Greens are high in nutrients, including calcium, magnesium and iron as well as potassium, phosphorous and vitamins A, B, C and K.
There are many benefits to eating dark leafy greens.
- Purification of blood
- Prevention of cancer
- Increased circulation
- Immune system strengthening
- Promotion of healthy intestinal flora
- Promotion of subtle, light, and flexible energy
- A lifted spirit and the elimination of depression
- Liver, gall bladder, and kidney function improvements
- Reduce mucus, especially in the lungs to clear congestion
There are many options for greens. You should eat greens you like and enjoy them often. If you are bored with your favorite greens, try something new. Broccoli is a popular choice for both adults and kids. Each stem acts as a tree trunk and gives you strong, grounding energy. Rotate among bok choy and napa cabbage, kale. Endive, chicory and mesclun are all good raw options. However, wild greens, such as arugula, chicory, endive, mesclun, lettuce, and mesclun, can be enjoyed in many creative ways. Because they contain oxalic acid (which depletes calcium from bones, teeth and bones), beet, Swiss chard, and spinach should not be eaten in excess. These vegetables can be cooked with oil, butter, and other rich foods. This will help to balance the effects of the oxalic acids.
People often associate “leafy vegetables” with iceberg lettuce. However, the regular, pale lettuce found in restaurant salads does not have the same power-packed goodness as other greens. Make a habit of eating dark leafy green vegetables every day. You will be amazed at how it feels after you give it a try for a month.