In the world of raw foods green is a new black. Thanks to inspiring work of Viktoria Boutenko, who started the "green revolution" four years ago, everyone now knows how important eating lots of greens is to us.
Why Greens are Important?
According to Boutenko's research, greens are the primary food group that match human nutritional needs most completely.
Greens are very high in amino acids, the building blocks our body uses to create protein; these amino acids are easier for the body to utilize than complex proteins that come from meat, fish, and dairy. Can greens really supply enough protein for the body? Well, yes! Just look at the largest vegan on earth - the elephant.
Greens are also high in fiber, the necessary component of elimination process. Without fiber, our colon fills up with toxic waste and we eventually become sick and chronically tired. Insoluble fiber in greens acts like sponge that takes the toxins out of our colons and helps us stay healthy and vibrant.
Greens supply our bodies with many vitamins and minerals necessary for optimal functioning. They also have an ability to make our bodies alkaline - an extremely important factor if you want to enjoy disease-free, youthful, energetic body. Consuming lots of greens on a daily basis is the most important step to maintaining good alkaline pH balance.
The last, but not least, benefit of consuming lots of greens is chlorophyll, the sunlight in liquefied form. No life is possible without sunlight and no life is possible without chlorophyll. The molecule of chlorophyll is almost identical to the molecule of human blood, so when we consume lots of chlorophyll-rich greens we are literally consuming "plant blood" that adds to our own.
Green is a color of the heart charka, according to Yogic teachings. When we consume lots of greens, we come to experience being peaceful, centered, connected to our body and our heart, and we experience being more open to the world around us.
So Where Do I Start?
To truly enjoy all the benefits the greens can bring us, we have to consume at least a pound of greens a day. That sounds like a lot, doesn't it? But there is a solution to this problem.