Eat yer greens
We all know we need to eat our greens. But, why?
For me, both as herbalist and human, the most important aspect of eating up greens is that they stimulate your liver into action. Our livers are a fundamental organ which we cannot live without (and ’tis strange therefore that we have only the one!). It breaks down for elimination the ‘non-self’ chemicals in our bloodstreams. Greens contain nutrients which trigger the break down process. This is the normal and natural part of detoxification which our body undertakes every day.
Once broken down, we then need the colour chemicals in dark fruits and veg which then remove the things we no longer need.
This includes hormones (it’s not just about sex you know! but also the hormones triggered by stress and other bodily processes), microbes, things we breathed in as we walked down a busy street… the list is endless. But, can you see how important it is?
Don’t like greens?
Well, at this point, I’m tempted to say “TOUGH LUCK” as my parents would have!!! However, as that’s probably not very constructive, I’ll modify it to…
Find different ways of preparing them.
Perhaps you’ll like them better stir fried and crunchy with sesame oil and sesame seeds instead of steamed or boiled to death?
Chop spinach finely and liberally smother with a home-made olive oil vinaigrette – what’s not to like?
If all else fails, look for some green smoothie recipes (but keep the fruit content low).
Include them daily and watch your health improve. And, you’ll start to find you like them after all…