IT AIN’T EASY BEING GREEN!!!
I might be dating myself here, but this was a quote from my childhood friend, Kermit the Frog. Admit it, you remember him too, don’t you?!?! Times have changed but the idea hasn’t. It’s hard to seek out a green lifestyle and its even harder to be surrounded by those who aren’t “eating green.” I know this because I often face a bit of teasing for my healthy conscious, GREEN lifestyle, and I’m quite certain my children do too!
That being said, however, it’s a ‘BE GREEN or jeopardize your health’ situation! Hands-down, endless studies show the best way to improve health, stay disease free, maintain weight, and even look better (i.e….that beautiful glow!) is to…
But, that begs the question, WHICH GREENS?!?!
In a 2014 Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) study entitled, “Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach,” researchers analyzed 47 foods to determine which ones were most nutrient dense. In other words, when you hear the word, “SUPERFOOD,” which of the “powerhouse fruits and vegetables (PFV),” are most strongly correlated as being nutrient dense and with reducing chronic disease? As you might have guessed, those items in the top half of the scoring were cruciferous (watercress, Chinese cabbage, collard green, kale, arugula) and green leafy (chard, beet green, spinach, chicory, leaf lettuce) …GREENS!…and the ones we aren’t very good at including in the daily diet!
We already know from a recent study in Experimental Biology that just one serving of greens per day both decreased one’s risk of death by 15 percent and even protected cognitive decline associated with aging. Add to that, in 2004, research from the National Cancer Institute pointed to an increase of fruit and vegetable intake as lowering the risk of major chronic diseases! Yet, 82% of Americans don’t eat enough daily vegetables!!! With so many benefits, why not?
BENEFITS OF GREENS:
- Decrease inflammation
- Provide a rich source of antioxidants
- Assist in weight loss
- Are readily available
- Are relatively inexpensive
- Have no side effects
- Improve your complexion and make your skin glow
The bottom line is captured in my formula:
MORE GREENS = less cell damage ( less DNA methylation) and less risk of cancer
LESS GREENS = more cell damage (more DNA methylation) and greater risk of cancer
Green vegetables are the miracle food for preventing disease! So why don’t people ditch the carrots, potatoes, lettuce, and tomatoes and eat more nutrient dense Greens? ..Too busy?Lacking of flavor? It’s not “cool?” Inconvenient?.. I’m pretty sure it’s a combination of them all.
I’m frequently asked why I drink a daily Purium Protein Green Shake (or two!). Quite simply, I want to give my body the most nutrient dense, organic SUPERGREENS it requires daily for less cellular damage and less risk of cancer. A daily green shake is the fastest, easiest way to acquire GREENS, and I’ll admit that even my diligent daily diet doesn’t always include 10 servings of veggies for optimal health. The Supergreens contained in a daily Power Shake provide a spectrum of antioxidants, rich in chlorophyll, and they contain other disease-fighting compounds that simply cannot be found from other store-bought vegetables and the aforementioned ones that most eat.
When you are considering your daily diet, please do your heart, your body, and your mind a favor…LOOK TO THE GREENS! and yes, your beauty improves too!!!
GO EAT AND DRINK YOUR GREENS!!!!
If you are ready to TRANSFORM your health and take your health to the next level, take my 30 day green challenge. Drink a daily Green Power Shake for 3o days and notice significant benefits, or you get a full refund! Use my health coach promo code “pacerkristen” to redeem your $50 off your Green Power Shake. And, please let me know how much you love it and the benefits you notice!