Going Green: How to Add Color to Your Diet

By Genevieve Cunningham

When it comes to diet, it’s time to go green. Don’t worry; this doesn’t mean you have to go vegan or buy only certain kinds of products. It just means that eating green foods is one of the healthiest choices you can make. The more green vegetables you eat, the more likely your meal plan is on the track to being low calorie and balanced. But besides lettuce and green beans, what other green foods can you add? To get a little more green in your diet, check out these three delicious options to give a try today.

Celery

This is a vegetable that many despise. Why? Because it doesn’t have much flavor. Perhaps that’s because this green food is over 90 percent water! It also contains so few calories that you may burn off the food as soon as you’ve eaten it. To enjoy celery, try adding a bit of peanut butter on top or dipping it in a delicious veggie dip for some added flavor without losing the benefits.

Broccoli

Your mother was right when she told you to eat your broccoli. Broccoli is quite nutritious. Along with vitamins and minerals that are essential to good health, it’s also been known as a natural cancer fighter. It won’t make existing cancer disappear or cut your chances of developing cancer to zero, but researchers have determined that those who eat broccoli have lower chances of both bladder and breast cancer. To add broccoli, dice it up and put it in recipes, eat it raw, steam it, or grill it.

Asparagus

Asparagus is a vegetable that doesn’t get near enough attention. This stalky food contains nutrients that aid the liver and kidneys in cleansing the body. While it won’t do their job for them, it can definitely give their function a significant boost. How do you eat asparagus? Grill it, bake it, or try a fun new recipe to add this green to dinner.

Going green is the perfect way to enhance your diet and keep yourself just a little bit healthier. Green foods are simple to find, packed with nutrients, and delicious if you prepare them the right way. Start with these three foods and then expand from there. With some minor changes, you may find your taste buds expanding and health improving in no time at all.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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