Friday, August 23, 2019

The Importance of a Daily Dose of Green

There are two types of foods: acid-forming or alkalizing. Eating green alkalizing vegetables, such as kale, spinach, broccoli, celery and green peas, provides an array of health benefits. These include reduced inflammation, enhanced brain function, improved skin, reduced body odor, a healthy digestive tract, decreased likelihood of depression, strong bones, improved cardiovascular health, blood detox and more.

Acid-forming foods can cause many problems in the body, including arthritic and rheumatic diseases, along with other negative side effects. Americans eat considerably more acid-forming foods—processed junk foods and foods containing high levels of animal proteins—than many other cultures.

Eating a diet rich in healthy green vegetables helps the body maintain a balance between acidity and alkalinity. Certified Naturopathic Practitioner Robab Taghizadeh recommends adding some greens powder to a smoothie in the morning, using brands such as Green Vibrance, by Vibrant Health; Green Superfood, by Amazing Grass; or Mixed Greens, by Pines.

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