THE POWER OF GREEN

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share about the amazing health benefits of greens and give you a glimpse of the big part greens play in our lives. We continue to have great health in our 70’s, and we are grateful to dark leafy greens for the important contribution they make.

Greens have the highest levels of micronutrients. These are the nutrients that build great health–vitamins, minerals, antioxidants. When we think health, we think dark leafy greens.

 

We eat 2 to 3 large servings daily. You can see from the photos how many greens we cook for just one meal. And then we add a large salad at another meal for our second serving. Lately, breakfast also includes dark greens left over from last night’s dinner. Our bodies want greens.  We also often add other cooked green veggies to our greens like asparagus, zucchini, romanesco, broccoli, etc.

When you research the benefits of dark leafy greens, they’re numerous. For example:

Dark leafy greens are anti-aging and promote better cognitive function.

Dark leafy greens help burn fat besides being low in calories.

The dietary fiber in greens helps regulate cholesterol, is good for elimination s and supports a healthy heart.

Greens are high in calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium.

The vitamin K content of dark greens protects bones from osteoporosis and helps prevent inflammatory diseases.

And I could go on and on.

So enjoy this recipe for cooked greens and see how your body responds. If you don’t like a slightly bitter taste, cook them with sliced onion. The onion makes the greens taste sweet.

To Your Amazing Health,

Connie

Cooked Leafy Greens

Choose 1 bunch of the following: Kale, Collards, Bok Choy, Radish tops, Mustard Greens or Cabbage, washed and torn or cut
1 Onion, cut in small half moon slices
1/2 tablespoon Coconut Oil
Pinch of Sea Salt

In a medium pan add the Coconut Oil, Onion and Sea Salt. Turn heat to medium and then to low as soon as you hear the oil sizzle. Add the Greens, toss and cover. Cook until tender (usually 7 to 10 minutes). Serve and enjoy.

 

 

8 thoughts on “THE POWER OF GREEN

  1. Wonderful! to have your wisdom, Connie. Thank you for this recipe and for teaching me how to know what I want to eat. Love and deep gratitude, Susan

  2. Love to see your beautiful work, Connie.
    My question goes to digestibility. I eat a large bowl of steamed or sauteed kale 5 days out of 7 and my gut often takes offense. Pureeing seems to help. But if you have any other suggestions, I’m all ears. Thanks. Barbara P

  3. Hi Barbara, Wonderful question. First if your digestion is delicate, try cutting all your greens in a chiffonade cut, very fine, small ribbons. Then cook them and see if that helps. If not, you may want to try juicing dark greens or adding them to a smoothie in a powerful blender so they are easy for your body to absorb.
    Warmly, Connie

  4. Hi Dear Connie, so great to hear from you. As usual, your information is superb. More please ;-)).
    I am missing your workshops here in Edmonton and wonderful powerpoints prepared by Bill. Love, Violetta

    • Wonderful to hear from you dear Violetta,
      Thanks for the beautiful, heartwarming words. I’ll be writing more blogs soon about healthy weight loss.
      All the best, Connie

  5. Thanks for the reminders. Keeps me queued to the truth about food.
    Happy Springtime in the valley.
    Warmly, Felicia

    • Hi Felicia, Glad you find value in eating for health.
      Happy Springtime to you. I love feeling the sun on my back when out walking. It’s time for Spring.
      Warmly, Connie

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