Green is one of my favourite colours and when the prompt for #SundayStills was Green I wondered how to incorporate that into healthy living. Easy, peasy. There are so many health benefits to adding green to your life, so today I’m sharing some ideas to live well with more Green in your life.
“Green, which is Nature’s colour, is restful, soothing, cheerful, and health-giving.” —Paul Brunton
Why you need to eat your greens
‘Why do I have to eat my greens?’ Parents have been hearing this for generations. But I say, what’s not to like?
There are so many healthy benefits gained from eating your greens. Here are some ideas for you to try
Greens on the go – Smoothie
No time for breakfast? A great way to incorporate your greens is to make a smoothie and have your greens on the go!
Grab a handful of your favourite greens, combine with almond milk or milk of your choice, some ginger to get the metabolism going and you have a nutritious start to your day.
Greens from A to Z – Avocadoes, Kale, Peas
From smashed avocadoe, kale and peas on sourdough to stir frys, salads and frittatas. Raw or cooked Greens can be used in so many different recipes.
The benefits of growing Green
When I think of nature, green comes to mind and there are many benefits to growing green plants both indoor and out. Growing vegetables not only provide healthy food but gardening can be a good workout to keep you physically and mentally fit and healthy.
- Reduce stress
- Bring calm
- Purify the air
- Healing properties
Aloe Vera and it’s healing properties
Aloe vera has many healing properties including:
- treating skin injuries
- antioxidant and antibacterial compounds which can help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
- carries many of the trace elements your body needs to purify itself and function smoothly which is good for your liver. Try some in a smoothie
- a recent study suggests that aloe vera juice may reduce sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes
Green spaces are good for our health
- Improved Mental health
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Place to enjoy and relax
- Good for the environment
- Fun to explore
How do you add more green into your life to live well?
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