Why you should eat green vegetables EVERYDAYGreen vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, celery, cilantro, kale, mustard greens, peppers, and spinach, are filled with vitamins and minerals that your body can easily absorb. Likewise, green vegetables provide an excellent supply of fibre and enzymes to boost your digestive function and metabolism, respectively. Last, but certainly not least, green vegetables are filled with chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll: Your secret Detox weaponWhen it comes to chlorophyll, it puts the SUPER in superfood. Chlorophyll is known for its antioxidants, which thoroughly detoxify your body of harmful toxins. Yet, you may not know that chlorophyll’s powerful ability to remove toxins also improves your immunity. So, this natural support for your immune system is just another reason why you should start eating Microgreens.
Microgreens: Diamonds in the rough?As mentioned earlier, Microgreens are basically the immature forms of green vegetables. In other words, Microgreens are the first stems and leaves that emerge from the soil as a seedling grows. Therefore, these petite vegetables serve as nice decoration on the side of a gourmet meal, but they can serve you much better if you eat them. One study from the University of Maryland determined that Microgreens actually contain more vitamins and minerals while they are immature than after they mature. Meanwhile, a second study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry analysed 25 different Microgreens and discovered the following:
- Red cabbage Microgreens contain the highest levels of vitamin C
- Green daikon radish Microgreens contain the greatest amount of vitamin E
- Garnet amaranth Microgreens contain the maximum concentration of vitamin K1
- Coriander (Cilantro) Microgreens offer an abundance of carotenoids