Leafy Green Veggies
This is part of an eating method I’m working on and has to do with adding good things into your diet and life to push out all the unhealthy gunk in your body.
Leafy Green Vegetables
Ack! Did you really say vegetables?! I hate vegetables! (I don’t hate them, but many people proclaim that.). It’s time you changed your brain and your taste buds to like or even love vegetables.
And I’m talking mainly leafy types of plants: lettuces, chards, greens, radicchio, collards, mustards, purslanes, etc. Let’s start with lettuces:
- Lactuca sativa is the Latin term for what we call lettuce. In stores where I live there is mostly romaine lettuce, red and green leaf lettuce, iceberg or head lettuce, butterhead aka Boston lettuce or bibb lettuce, and sometimes baby lettuces which come packaged as a spring mix or mesclun. 1
Moving on to some cruciferous veggies: cruciferous foods are a part of the Brassicaceae family which include delectables such as broccoli, cabbage, bok choy and the like. The leafy green ones I particularly enjoy are: kale, endives, radicchio, and arugula (easily grown in any 1 x 1 foot patch of soil). Some are an acquired taste, while some are better cooked, or well hidden in salads in small amounts. I had a hard time liking the taste of kale—any kale—the kale you say? So, I put a handful in soups, sauces, salads, and stir-fry. It’s really easy to cook and full of good stuff like vitamins A and C. See the included photo of a plate of sautéed vegetables in this page (paperclip).
- Finally, any beet greens, mustard greens, spinach, turnip greens, or dandelion greens can provide a source of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin E, and iron.
Added bonus : green leafy vegetable salads, along with a delicious vinegar dressing, will help your bowels activate and the crunchiness is refreshing, and good for your mental health! Woohoo!
- 11 Types of Lettuce to Try So You’ll Never Have a Boring Salad Again
Are you in more of a frisée mood or having a kale craving?
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