It’s Easy Being Green
Thanks to Kermit we all know that it ain’t easy being green…but thanks to a new health wave…it’s become increasingly easier and popular to eat green!
Juicing, the veggie cleanse, the greens diet: The all-green regime has many names but one thing’s for sure — we should take ‘em more seriously, ladies! We spoke to nutritionist Jen Katz about why people are embracing this lean, green way of eating.
Our bodies’ pH levels are naturally acidic and Katz said green foods can help alkalize your system and leave you glowing. “People do it because it makes your eyes whiter, you look more vibrant, and you have more water running through your system.”
So what exactly does the green diet include? We’re talking collards, spinach, kale, cabbage, and celery. These super foods rinse your insides and provide countless nutrients other foods can’t compete with.
There are different ways people can incorporate this way of living into their diet. A popular option is the three-day veg-filled cleanse. “In just three days you can achieve a lot by flooding your body with greens. It’s most sustainable if your greens intake is from foods other than just juicing.” We suggest eating whole greens and other colorful fruits and veggies while you are on the cleanse.
Of course, three days can be tough for many of us. “It depends on where you’re coming from. If you’re driving through fast food outlets three times a day and then you’re trying to go on a greens diet, it’s not going to work,” Katz said.
Busy ladies can still benefit from incorporating more healthy greens into their hectic lifestyle. Try snacking on kale chips or adding concentrated powdered greens to your go-to smoothie. She recommends Amazing Grass powdered greens, available at Whole Foods across the country in flavors like berry, chocolate, and orange dreamsicle.
And let’s face it, who doesn’t want to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed these days?
Follow Nutritionist Jen for health and well-being tips @nutrijen.
xx, The FabFitFun Team