Why you should eat green vegetables every single day of your life

With the rise in popularity of superfoods such as berries, nuts, seeds, powders, mixes and shakes I think it can be easy to forget the powerful benefits of green vegetables. No matter what diet you follow, or what beliefs you have about nutrition, One thing that everyone can benefit from is more green on your plate. Here are a few real reasons why green food is so good you. FIBER:  97% of americans are deficient in fiber. And this is a very important nutrient to be getting from food because it acts like a little scrub brush for your insides, helping clean away buildup from the walls of your intestines that could lead to toxic build up, candida, leaky gut and more. It acts as a prebiotic to feed the good bacteria in your gut! PROTEIN: Yes, you CAN get muscle-building, satisfying, energizing protein from greens! Kale has 3g in each cup. As long as you are getting sufficient calorie intake, you could get all the protein you need in a day just from leafy green alone! ANTIOXIDANTS + PHYTONUTRIENTS: Leafy greens are filled with vitamins, many of which have antioxidant effects (like Vits A + C), boosting immunity and neutralizing free radicals to protect the cells and fend off disease. CALCIUM: Forget that glass of milk - you can get more bone-strengthening calcium from leafy greens like spinach. Calcium is also important for triggering the release of neuro-transmitters involved with sleep and mood. ALKALINITY: An acidic internal state can lead to inflammation throughout the body. And inflammation is toxic - it’s the start of so many chronic illnesses. Alkaline greens will help get your body’s pH in check. HYDRATION: Most leafy greens contain around 90% water! In addition to replenishing your body's fluids, the water in fruits and vegetables contributes one of two factors that make them such good choices for weight management. Water ads bulk, yet it doesn't contain calories. The higher the percentage of water the fuller you will feel. BEAUTIFICATION: Not only do greens contain antioxidants to fight signs of aging, but research shows they boost circulation and promote a glowing complexion. It’s simple: Eat greens, look prettier. DETOXIFICATION: Leafy greens not only nourish your healthy cells but they rid your body of unhealthy toxins by binding them on their way out, thus helping in regulation digestion.

With the rise in popularity of superfoods such as berries, nuts, seeds, powders, mixes and shakes I think it can be easy to forget the powerful benefits of green vegetables. No matter what diet you follow, or what beliefs you have about nutrition, One thing that everyone can benefit from is more green on your plate. Here are a few real reasons why green food is so good you.

FIBER:  97% of americans are deficient in fiber. And this is a very important nutrient to be getting from food because it acts like a little scrub brush for your insides, helping clean away buildup from the walls of your intestines that could lead to toxic build up, candida, leaky gut and more. It acts as a prebiotic to feed the good bacteria in your gut!

PROTEIN: Yes, you CAN get muscle-building, satisfying, energizing protein from greens! Kale has 3g in each cup. As long as you are getting sufficient calorie intake, you could get all the protein you need in a day just from leafy green alone!

ANTIOXIDANTS + PHYTONUTRIENTS: Leafy greens are filled with vitamins, many of which have antioxidant effects (like Vits A + C), boosting immunity and neutralizing free radicals to protect the cells and fend off disease.

CALCIUM: Forget that glass of milk - you can get more bone-strengthening calcium from leafy greens like spinach. Calcium is also important for triggering the release of neuro-transmitters involved with sleep and mood.

ALKALINITY: An acidic internal state can lead to inflammation throughout the body. And inflammation is toxic - it’s the start of so many chronic illnesses. Alkaline greens will help get your body’s pH in check.

HYDRATION: Most leafy greens contain around 90% water! In addition to replenishing your body's fluids, the water in fruits and vegetables contributes one of two factors that make them such good choices for weight management. Water ads bulk, yet it doesn't contain calories. The higher the percentage of water the fuller you will feel.

BEAUTIFICATION: Not only do greens contain antioxidants to fight signs of aging, but research shows they boost circulation and promote a glowing complexion. It’s simple: Eat greens, look prettier.

DETOXIFICATION: Leafy greens not only nourish your healthy cells but they rid your body of unhealthy toxins by binding them on their way out, thus helping in regulation digestion.

My Top 10 Positive Affirmations

I have a powerful message for you today and it's this...YOUR WORDS MATTER!!!

 

It's true! Every word spoken from your mouth carries weight in your life. With every word, you are creating your future. Which is why affirmations are SOOOO freaking important in my life! Time after time I have seen my words manifest through my affirmations. And it is such an easy tool to use when I am feeling down, stressed or just out of it you'll just hear me repeating "All is well in my world, all is well in my world..."

I wanted to share some of my absolute favorite affirmations to start the day. I always say these out out loud and usually in the mirror. Give these mantras a try next time you are feeling low or just want to raise your vibration. It seriously works. Feel free to print theses off, plaster them on your mirror, share them with friends, Ect. But just remember to use the power of belief. You have to really believe what you are saying is true in order for it to come to pass. 

  1. I am excited for today because everyday is a new adventure!
  2. Life brings me only good experiences. I am open to new and wonderful changes
  3. Every morning I open my eyes and I am grateful to be given this day full of promise
  4. Today is going to be a really, really good day
  5. I love and accept myself, unconditionally right now.
  6. I have what it takes to make my dreams a reality
  7. I am optimistic and have high hopes for the future
  8. I am capable of achieving greatness
  9. I am grateful for the wonderful family and friends I am blessed with
  10. I have the power to achieve my goals