Why Leafy Greens are Great for Detoxification

Kale is one of my fav leafy greens but of course there’s an array of leafy greens out there, we have…

 

Spinach

Collards

Dandelion leaf

Beet greens

Arugula

Broccoli

Watercress

Cabbage

Brussels sprouts

 

You can eat these in your juice, in your smoothies, in your salads, and in your stir-fry as well. Any way you get them in is going to be key

 

There are lots of pollutants in our environment; in the air we breathe, in the things we eat, in our cooking supplies, in our cleaning supplies, when we sit on our couch there are toxins in that too… so making sure we’re detoxifying daily with getting in our daily does of leafy greens is important.

 

So why are leafy greens excellent for detoxification?

 

For one they contain a ton of minerals, vitamins, and phyto-chemicals. Some of the things they boast are calcium. Leafy greens are very high in calcium and you wouldn’t think that leafy greens have a lot since we’ve been conditioned to think we need to get our calcium from dairy products like milk ect… But no! Get your daily dose from those awesome greens.

 

They also contain folic acid and iron, as well as vitamin K, C, and E… which when you’re going through the detoxification process you want to make sure your body can readily pull from some nice nutrient and mineral sources. When you’re going through that process there’s going to be some cellular damage occurring so if you’re body can repair itself a lot easier with having those nutrients and minerals around, you’re going to be great at getting those toxins out of you.

 

Third, leafy greens contain a ton of fiber. Not only does this help maintain fullness but it also helps to clean your colon. It goes through scraping the walls of it, which doesn’t really sound that great…. But it’s giving it a nice cleaning… to get toxins and waste out of your system.

 

Also the darker they are the more chlorophyll they have. Chlorophyll gives these veggies their green color. Chlorophyll is the oxygenating component of leafy greens.

 

Chlorophyll has been known to pull heavy metals and toxins out of your system … Not only that… when toxins are broken down in to safer particles to be excreted your body produces waist called free radicals. These free radicals can cause cellular damage as described earlier. Since we don’t want all this cellular damage occurring, we need to make sure our body doesn’t only have minerals and vitamins that our body can pull from but also antioxidant that help naturalize those free radicals. So chlorophyll is your double whammy

 

So if you’re not getting your daily does of these awesome veggies, I suggest you start now!