Tag Archive: phytochemicals

Love Your Leafy Greens

Love Your Leafy Greens

The fastest way to turn your diet around? To go from not-so-great to almost perfect? The answer is organic leafy greens – those life-supporting, health-inducing, nutrient-packed edibles that should take up most of the space on your plate at every meal – not just at dinnertime. Eat them or drink them, but just get them into your body every day – that’s my leafy green mantra, and I hope you will make it yours. Need a little more encouragement? Here’s the top-line low-down on my favorite health-promoters, the “leafys”:

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Be Well Kitchen:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Brussels sprouts are part of the Brassica family of vegetables, which includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. The brassicas are wonderful to include in your diet anytime, and especially when you are doing a detox. They are rich in phytochemicals, and are celebrated for supporting liver detoxification and their anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Brussels sprouts in particular are full of fiber and vitamins C, E, A and K. They have chemicals that are believed to play a role in keeping the body’s DNA intact and functioning properly. In the cookbook Brassicas, they are referred to as “the emeralds of the food world.”