Yes, eating a wide range of vegetables is important in the receiving and maintaining of the necessary nutrients, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that plant based nutrition has to offer. But, while you’re eating all those amazing rainbow colored veggies, you always want to make sure that you are including lots of GREEN veggies to your dishes. Keep reading to find out 3 powerful reasons why.
Green vegetables are brimming with chlorophyll, a natural plant pigment that gives leafy greens their color and is loaded with beneficial health properties.
1) Chlorophyll in green veggies is shown to reduce toxic compounds that are stored in our body’s fat cells by as much as 50% in as little as 5 days. Regularly flushing toxins is every important for our health. Our bodies can only purge so much toxic debris at any given time. What it can’t purge, it stores in our tissues. The more often you consume and apply toxins to your body, the harder it is for your body to flush these from your system. By default, your body will keep these stored in your fat cells so they do not disrupt your vital body functions. If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t lose those last 10-15 pounds, you may want to take a look at how clean (or not clean) your diet is, as well as to what chemicals and other non-natural ingredients you may be applying to your skin.
2) Chlorophyll in green veggies revitalizes and balances the thyroid gland. Chlorophyll neutralizes acidic wastes that can damage the thyroid and disrupt its function. An alkaline phytonutrient, chlorophyll improves the gland’s ability to speed metabolism and balance the entire endocrine system, which is especially important for those over the age of 40.
3) Chlorophyll in green veggies is a proven natural appetite suppressant. Forget dangerous diet drugs and crash diets; a veggie-rich diet that includes lots of green vegetables is shown to reduce levels of appetite-stimulating hormones by almost 40%, while at the same time increasing the output of key satiating-boosting hormones by almost 50%. There is no diet drug out there that can boast those figures or success rate.
Bon Veggie Appetit!
Gina “The Veggie Goddess” Matthews