Let’s be honest. I don’t wake up and say, “I can’t wait to eat vegetables today!!!” I’d rather drink golden milk or eat pizza and pie every day!
And since the Centers for Disease Control says just one in 10 adults meet the federal recommendations if eating 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day as part of a healthy diet, I’m guessing most of you don’t either.
Most of the time, I have to trick myself into eating them. Years of living a healthy lifestyle haven’t made eating green vegetables any tastier. They still suck.
During the past five years, while helping more than 300,000 women in their weight loss journey, I realized I wasn’t the ONLY one who wasn’t excited about eating veggies.
Over and over, I hear, “Kaelin, I hate broccoli and Brussels sprouts.”
I’m like, “Girl, me, toooooo!!!!”
Use a GREENS Supplement
So, several years ago, I started using a greens supplement. It was good for me, but it tasted like dirt. So I tried another and another and another.
After eating the equivalent of a dump truck’s worth of dirt, my team and I decided to take it upon ourselves to create the first great-tasting GREENS supplement.
We all want to eat healthy foods that taste great. In my perfect world, veggies would taste like dessert. So, that’s exactly what we did.
LadyBoss® GREENS delivers an apple pie-flavored dose of daily greens. One scoop is the antioxidant equivalent of EIGHT full servings of fruits and vegetables. That’s…
- 32 grapes
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 large apple
- 1 cup of cauliflower
- 12 carrots
- 2 cups of kale
- 2 cups of spinach.
- Helps with weight management support
- Helps your body detox and alkalize
- Provides immune-boosting antioxidants
- Gives you enhanced energy
- Provides anti-inflammatory properties.
Key To a Healthy Diet
Eating enough fruits and green vegetables is crucial for good health. These superfoods contain powerful nutrients that are crucial.
“Very few Americans eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables every day, putting them at risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease,” says Seung Hee Lee Kwan, who wrote the Center for Disease Control’s 2017 report about fruit and vegetable consumption.
Seven of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States are from chronic diseases. But eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables — whether cooked or raw — can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and some cancers.
What Makes Greens Good?
Eating a healthy diet packed with green vegetables provides your body with the nutrition it needs. Green vegetables are superfoods packed with vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium.
Green vegetables may be one of the best cancer-fighting foods, and they also help prevent inflammatory diseases and help protect bones from osteoporosis.
Healthy green vegetable choices include spinach, kale, broccoli, collard greens, cabbage, romaine lettuce, Swiss chard, arugula, endive, and bok choy.
These vegetables usually contain:
Vitamin K: Your body needs vitamin K to produce prothrombin for blood clotting and bone metabolism.
Vitamin A: Your body needs vitamin A for healthy vision, your immune system, and to keep your heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs working properly.
Vitamin C: Your body needs Vitamin C to repair, grow, and develop all body tissues. It helps the body produce collagen and absorb iron. Vitamin C also is vital for your immune system, helps wounds heal, and helps your body maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Beta-Carotene: Eating foods rich in beta-carotene can help prevent cancer and heart disease, reduce the risk of developing skin disorders like psoriasis, and help treat Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease
Lutein: Known as the eye vitamin, eating foods rich in lutein can help prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Some of the most potent green SuperFoods include:
Kale: High in vitamin K, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It also contains lutein and beta-carotene. Unfortunately, to take advantage of all those nutrients, you need to eat kale raw, and it tastes bitter.
Spinach: High in vitamin A, vitamin K, beta-carotene, and lutein. Spinach also helps lower blood pressure.
Microgreens: High in vitamins C, E, and K. Once used as a garnish, these immature greens produced from the seeds of vegetables and herbs are full of flavor and nutrients.
Romaine lettuce: High in vitamins A and K and research shows eating lettuce may help boost heart health. Like kale, romaine lettuce needs to be eaten raw to get its nutrients.
Swiss chard: High in vitamins A, C, and K, this vegetable belongs to the same family as beets and spinach and is used in Mediterranean cooking.
Make Eating Vegetables Easy
So, we know that green vegetables are good for us, but that still doesn’t make them fun to eat. They also can be challenging to cook and sometimes spoil before you have a chance to eat them. Plus, most vegetables just don’t taste good.
Seriously, if you had to choose between a plate full of kale or broccoli or a slice of apple pie, which would you rather have?
With LadyBoss GREENS, you get the nutritional power of green superfoods with the taste of Grandma’s apple pie. Enjoying a glass of this healthy SuperDrink each day will help you get your daily requirement of fruits and vegetables without feeling like you swallowed a mouthful of dirt.
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