Green fruits and vegetables are coloured by natural plant pigment called “chlorophyll”.  These green foods help to bring the body to an alkaline state which promotes increased energy and overall health.  We currently eat so little of these foods that our health is beginning to suffer as a whole.  One consequence of not eating enough green vegetables is that our diets tend to be low in potassium and magnesium.  Dark green vegetables provide these minerals that are linked with healthy levels of blood sugar and blood pressure.

An alkaline way of life is the perfect start to restore your health and well being.  By transforming your nutrition into an alkalizing pH diet, the levels will soon become balanced.  The most effective way to do this is to focus on eating as many green foods as possible.

When the nutrients of these foods get into your bloodstream, the cells in your body are recreated and regenerated.  They help boost energy levels, improve skin, reduce allergies and enhance mental clarity.  In addition, when pH balance is achieved, the body will drop to it’s ideal, healthy weight instinctively.  Add these greens to soups and stews or saute them with garlic and onions to enjoy as a side dish.

Some of these foods include artichokes, cucumbers, green apples, avocados, green beans, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, green grapes, kiwi, asparagus, green cabbage, kale, Swiss chard, zucchini (courgette), green peppers, spinach, limes, green onions and mixed green lettuce.

The “indoles” in broccoli, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables can help protect again some types of cancer.  Leafy green vegetables such as spinach, Swiss chard, collards and kale are excellent sources of magnesium and B vitamins.  They are particularly high in the B vitamin folate, which promotes heart health and prevents birth defects.  Folate is also necessary for DNA duplication and repair.  Without repair, damaged cells can develop into diseases.  These leafy greens are also excellent cleansing vegetables so include these in your diet often as a part of your daily detoxification diet.