Tag: leafy greens

Why your spit may help you eat your greens, according to the NY Times.

Why your spit may help you eat your greens, according to the NY Times. Many children grow up with a dislike for greens, which are essential to our health.  The bitter flavor in many of them such as kale, dark lettuces, arugula and other greens are difficult for many of us to adjust to, however, the reason we adapt and begin to like greens may have to do with our spit. New research now suggests that our spit adapts to the greens and as a result, we produce new or different proteins that make greens taste better to us. While Read More »

Green leafy vegetables; how to get the most from these important nutrient rich foods courtesy of Consumer Reports.

Green leafy vegetables; how to get the most from these important nutrient rich foods. Do you get enough green leafy vegetables in your diet?   Greens are important because they contain fiber, nutrients and minerals that we need to keep our bodies healthy.   Dark leafy greens are especially important because they feed the gut and make sure the good bacteria in our bodies stay healthy and help us bring the nutrients in, while keeping inflammation down, which is the major cause of most diseases. Not everyone is a salad person, and there are other ways to take in greens than in Read More »