Spring cleanse is really important for your body so that it eliminates all the toxins and pesticides accumulated in the body over time. You will feel fresh and energized again. Here is what you should do to offer your body spring cleanse.
Collard greens are gaining new respect as nutrition powerhouses as they’re loaded with disease-fighting beta-carotene and offer respectable amounts of vitamin C, calcium, and fiber. One cup of collard greens provides the same amount of calcium as 8 ounces of milk and 5 grams of fiber. That’s good news for those facing the threat of osteoporosis, as calcium is one of many factors crucial to bone health. Collard greens also contain magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, vitamin K plus zeaxanthin and lutein. All these attributes make implementing greens a wise choice for your diet.
Collard greens are members of the family of cruciferous vegetables and provide valuable cancer fighting phytochemicals.
The detox support provided by collard greens includes antioxidant nutrients as well as sulfur-containing nutrients to boost detoxification activities. Collard greens also contain phytonutrients called glucosinolates that can help activate detoxification enzymes and regulate their activity. Four key glucosinolates that have been clearly identified in collard greens in significant amounts are glucobrassicin, glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiian, and glucotropaeolin. Each of these glucosinolates can be converted into an isothiocyanate (ITC) that helps lower our cancer risk by supporting our detox and anti-inflammatory systems.
If you fail to give your body’s detox system adequate nutritional support, yet continue to expose yourself to unwanted toxins through your lifestyle and your dietary choices, you can place your body at increased risk of toxin-related damage that can eventually increase you cells’ risk of becoming cancerous. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to bring collard greens and other cruciferous vegetables into your diet on a regular basis.
Serving Size: 2
- 5 collard green leaves
- 1 cup chopped mango
- 1 cup romaine lettuces, washed and chopped
- 1 tbs. fresh lemon or orange juice
- 1/2 cup water
- Combine the listed ingredients in a blender and process well until smooth enough. Increase or decrease the water amount to reach the desired consistency.