Making the decision to be healthy. Developing the better body by serving up an abundance of iron, protein, important vitamins and minerals that are easily digestible so it can concentrate on wellness chemistry. When all of your energy is going to digestion you lose a certain amount of energy which could be going to making you “total health.” If you like to eat a lot, you can eat these bad boys to your heart’s content and never gain a pound.
All of the mean greens can be grown in your own garden. Check out the seed varieties at your local hardware store, or dollar for mean green vegetable seeds. Easy to grow but the worms love them, keep them at bay, and you will be picking a bushel and a peck at the end of growing season.
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The first seven greens can be eaten hot, which is a far cry closer to making you feel full when you are coming down from your fast food buzz and getting back to eating for life. Yes you can make them tasty and to your liking, experiment and get back into the kitchen again. You can make up a big pot of greens to keep in your fridge for easy reach, if you work and to knock off late night munching in an instant. If these mean greens sound foreign to you, make it a practice to get to know one at a t time. They may be cooked with meat in them for flavor but it’s a short distance to healthy compared to fast food and junk.
1. Kale is the green powerhouse. You will need to serve these up hot or steamed due to their chewier texture. The lightening fast animals in Mother Nature eat this leafy green because they know it is a vital source without fat. Ask around for healthy good recipes or research your own.
2. Collards are the green powerhouse. Southern-style hearty. Absolutely loaded with everything that is important to your body. If you’ve never eaten them before ask around for secret recipes, it is worth the health of your body and you will be able to knock off taking all of the supplements if you make this a regular part of your meals, add some garlic and onions cook and serve.
3. Turnip greens. Thank God for turnip greens. Another southern favorite, usually made with some pork for added flavor which is a good thing. Because it’s added flavor without the fast food “high” and crash. Turnip greens are loaded with vitamins and minerals and iron, knock yourself out.
4. Swiss chard. Only 15 calories, that will get the junk out of your trunk. Loaded with vitamins A and C.
5. Spinach. Popeye didn’t make a living singing and eating this mean green for nothing. He was strong to the finish, because it’s loaded with calcium, for those who don’t eat dairy, for bone health. There are millions of recipes for spinach.
6. Mustard Greens. Seriously loaded with vitamin A. A peppery taste and 10 calories per half cup.
7. Broccoli is well-known. You can start with this one and “branch out” to other mean greens on the list. A cancer–fighting green you can eat raw or cooked. This vegetable can be found, frozen, cut or bagged in your local grocery making adding more of it to your diet easier for the busy people.
8. Red and green leaf and Romaine lettuce. These warm weather favorites can be added into a salad with spinach and head lettuce if you like more “crunch” in the bunch.
9. Cabbage. A favorite. This mean green is like spinach there are loads of recipes out there, add it to your hot dogs and smoked sausages.
10. Lettuce. Tastes like water because it is. 17 calories, you can sneak it in on sandwiches, and tacos, there’s more to lettuce than having a salad with it. Of all the mean greens lettuce is the least nutrition dense. Number one has the most vitamin and mineral bang for your buck. Start there and work your way down.
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