Thursday, 10 October 2013

colour your diet - Green colour for detoxification

Green colour for detoxification

What they contain:  
Green foods get their color from a pigment called chlorophyll,they high amounts of Vitamin K,lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals such as indoles and glucosinolates and iron, potassium.
Why you should eat more
Chlorophyll, a natural blood purifier supports the liver and kidneys in the elimination of toxins. Vitamin K is necessary for blood clotting and building strong bones.Lutein and zeaxanthin can filter out harmful light that damages the eyes. A daily serving of any green veg can slash your chances of having a heart attack, too.

Examples of green foods include kale, broccoli, spinach, green beans, celery, lettuce, watercress, cucumber, broccoli, sprouts, green beans, peas, green apples, grapes and kiwi fruit.

Try: Add watercress, lettuce to sandwiches. Also add green leaves to chutney, gravies.

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