If you do not already have a diet that is rich in greens, we will give you a reason to do so. There are a host of greens that you should make part of your diet today, so that you can enjoy a long and healthy life.

On the top of the list of the healthiest green, if kale is not a part of your diet, it should be. It is by far one of the most nutritious foods.

A few benefits include:
– It has properties that are anti-inflammatory, it is a strong antioxidant and also helps reduce oxidative stress
– It helps in detoxification
– It contains over 45 flavanoids, including those of kaempferol and quercitin
– it helps in lowering levels of cholesterol
– It is very rich in glucosinolates, which is key to the formation of isothiocyanate., the anti-cancer agent
– Rich in Calcium, magnesium and Vitamins A, C, K and B6

A blue-green algae, it is single-celled and native to Japan. It consists primarily of chlorophyll which helps detoxify blood. Extremely rich in minerals, phytonutrients and high on protein, it is known to be a superfood, and it great for a good detox.

A few benefits include:
The ideal source of protein with very high bioavailability
– 10% chlorophyll content supports blood cleansing
– Helps get the body rid of heavy metals
– Extremely rich in magnesium, iron, calcium, beta carotene, potassium and B Vitamins
– High fiber content helps lower levels of cholesterol
– High source of essential fatty acids

1-5 teaspoons in your smoothie along with a banana to mask its smell is a great way to consume it for good health.

Also known as a superfood, it is known to have the highest content of minerals, essential fatty acids and proteins compared to other greens.

A few benefits include:
It contains over 50% of easily absorbable protein
– It is extremely rich in chlorophyll
– High mineral content of potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium
– Very rich in omega 3 fatty acids
– It helps in lowering blood cholesterol
– Supports energy as it contains all B Vitamins
– It works as a neuro protector for the brain
– It is extremely high in anti-oxidants

To get your dose of protein, add spirulina to your smoothies, juices or drink in with a glass of water for good health.

Other greens like broccoli, wheat grass, barley grass, matcha green tea, alfalfa, spinach and avocado make for a great addition for a healthy diet. Get in touch with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or speak with a Homeopath to learn how you can indeed work towards staying healthy by including these greens in your diet.