Wellness Tip: Eat your greens
May 22, 2015
Eat your greens! Including fresh raw greens in your diet is vital for health and wellness. There is no shortage on green foods to eat, but kale, spinach and parsley are powerhouse greens that contain anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cruciferous greens such as broccoli, asparagus, Brussels sprouts and arugla contain properties that support detoxification in the liver. Avocados, lettuce and olive oil contain phytosterols, which are beneficial in lowering bad cholesterol in the blood.
It's easy to add green foods to your diet. Try adding avocado to your salad or smoothie; stir fry broccoli, bok choy and edamame; lightly grill or sauté Brussels spouts with olive oil; add spinach or asparagus to an omelet or even simply squeezing a little lime into your water will help.
Janet Lott, RN, Diabetes and Wellness Coordinator
The Memorial Hospital at Craig