Why You’ll Never Want To Live A Day Without Leafy Greens Again
You're mama told you to eat your greens for a reason...but do you really know why? Greens, in all their many forms, have the power to nurture, nourish and benefit every inch of your body, inside and out, head to toe. Did you know there spinach contains more bone-strengthening calcium than milk?! Think of greens as whole-food, beauty supplements, providing a serious punch of nutrition in each bite. And think of the greens in your Sakara meals as our way of showing you how much we care.
Here are the 10 real reasons why leafy greens are good for you:
FIBER: 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.
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.
SULFUR: From protein production to liver cleansing, sulfur (found in kale) is a power player in your body. It’s also required to create collagen and keratin for healthy hair, skin and nails, to keep your joins flexible and promote healing.
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.
MAGNESIUM: Your all-powerful mitochondria (a.k.a. the power-houses of your cells that are involved with every single essential bodily process) need this mineral to produce ATP, which is the source of energy for each cell in your body.
FOLATE: It’s not just for pregnant women. Everyone needs this B vitamin for a healthy heart and brain, as well as stable moods.
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: We always tell you to eat your water so you can nourish your cells deeply and fully. Greens - especially romaine lettuce - are a great way to do that!
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.