The principles of yoga and weight are so fundamental and simple, yet nobody gives them much importance. For example, when your mother told you, “eat your greens!”, you wouldn’t! As it turns out, eating greens was one of the best pieces of advice your mother could have given you, from a yoga and weight perspective.
Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, is a culinary educator in Northern California, and he worships greens. He happens to the author of The Veggie Queen, and he says “Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to help improve your health,”
Personally, I’d like to add that greens are the best food that you can include in a cooked meal to improve your health. Yoga and weight says that fruits are even better than greens, but more on that later.
Most articles you read on the Internet about greens give you a list of top ten greens, or classify greens according to their fibre content. I’m not going to do that here. Why? Here’s where doctors and scientists miss out, and yoga and weight comes in handy: Because it doesn’t matter which green has more fibre. Fibre isn’t the only important thing in diet. There are tons of other nutrients from greens your body needs equally badly, which are lacking in most people’s diets – like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, the right kind of calories, etc, all of which are there in greens. If you know that one of the greens has the highest fibre content among all greens, you will try to eat a lot more of that kind of greens, while avoiding the greens. This isn’t going to help with your yoga and weight regime: you’ll be missing out on the nutrients that particular vegetable doesn’t have, which others do, with slightly less fibre content.
And, I’m not going to give you a list of all the good greens either. Why? Because they’re all great! This is another principle in yoga and weight. Variety! Eat a different one out the variety of greens every time, and you’ll get the best of all of them.
Yoga and weight is not at all only about the fat; it’s about health. Greens contain chlorophyll, which many experts believe can increase you red cell counts in blood. In fact, I personally know of a man who cured himself of anemia just by drinking Durva grass juice.
Another tip from yoga and weight: seasonal greens are the best. They’re the greens that grow naturally at the time of year – which means nature has designed these greens to provide the best cocktail of nutrients needed for you, that time of year.
I’ll let you in on a secret that most overlook: yoga and weight says, go local! Greens grown locally are fresh – nutrients are preserved. They’re suited to your environmental conditions, which makes them better than any imported greens you might feel like buying for a higher rate than local greens at the store.
So, here’s the deal: If you haven’t been eating greens regularly, you’re missing out on the best cooked food for improving your health. Cook and eat greens for at least one meal every two days. Make sure you don’t cook them for too long at too high a temperature: they’ll lose their nutrients, and turn useless. Also, when you boil your greens in water, definitely drink the water: it has all the nutrients from the greens. Go greens!