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Why Green Foods Are So Good For You

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Why Green Foods Are So Good For You

Scott Laird, ND, MH, CNC

It’s that time of year…

The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and everything is green again.

In fact, I’m convinced that green is God’s favorite color. Not only did he cover the earth with green things, some of the best things you can eat are green foods — specifically dark, leafy greens.

Why is that?

shutterstock_141879997Well, leafy greens are loaded with chlorophyll. In fact, chlorophyll is what makes gives greens their color.

What’s really amazing about chlorophyll is that, under a microscope, it looks a lot like hemoglobin, a protein in your blood that transports oxygen throughout your body.

Specifically, both hemoglobin and chlorophyll have a “ring” in their molecular structure.

In the case of chlorophyll, this ring binds (chelates) to carcinogens in your gut and ushers them out of the body, preventing them from damaging your vital organs.

In other words, chlorophyll in green plants literally attracts and disposes of toxins, protecting you from disease, especially cancer.

Obviously you want to eat a lot of greens in your diet.

Now, eating greens is great and does offer a base level of this kind of protection, but drinking your greens is even better.

Freshly extracted vegetable juice (using dark leafy greens, grasses, and other veggies) concentrates the nutrients into an easily digestible form.

This way, you get far more chlorophyll per serving, which supercharges your body’s ability to avoid disease.

scott photo-B&WSo, even though some days it’s not easy eating green — when it comes to regaining and maintaining your health so that you can enjoy everything else in life, making the effort is definitely worth it.

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