For this blog post of the “Eat the Rainbow” series, we have one of my favourite colours, Green! I can definitely say this colour is often associated with health, colour of growth, renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well- being as green is very zen and relaxing. Similarly in terms of the food we consume, green is well known for detoxification and ease the function of our bodies.
Consumption of green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, broccoli, bak choy are greatly impactful for health. They contain calcium, dietary fiber, antioxidants and vitamins like A and C. Antioxidants that are packed into these green foods neutralize oxygen particles before they cause damage, and are linked to lower incidences of cancer. Not only that, a rich green diet can also help maintain strong bones and teeth as well, promote vision health.
Check out this recipe for a broccoli detox soup!
Now that you know what these mighty green foods are capable of, be sure that you know what to do when it comes to cooking them. First and foremost, you gotta soak and wash leafy greens thoroughly so there’s no dirt or gunk intact. Check out the recipes down below for some green theme inspiration for your next meal! If you’re looking for something a little heartier, here’s one if you’re big on noodles.