Eating healthy can be a confusing thing. Let’s be honest, the hype for the best superfood is all around us.
Acai! Blueberries! Goji Berries! Chia Seeds! Algae! Seaweed! Kombucha! Wheatgrass! Coconut Oil! Quinoa! Raw Cacao! Maca! Flax! Did I miss anything?
The problem with a superfood is that as soon as it gains popularity, the prices skyrocket. You might remember the story about my temporary break-up with quinoa.
But what if it was easy to incorporate a nutrient-dense, antioxidant-packed food…..and you could purchase this one food nearly anywhere?
Guess what? You can.
Introducing DLG’s. Aka Dark Leafy Greens. If you only add one thing to your diet, make sure you add DLG’s.
Here’s the 411 on DLG’s:
-What are DLG’s?
Just like they sound, DLG’s include any greens that are dark and leafy. This includes kale, collard greens, mustard greens, swiss chard, spinach, arugula, green leaf lettuce and romaine, amongst others.
-Why are they so great?
DLG’s are a POWERHOUSE of nutrition. These babies are packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Dark Leafy Greens are rich in chlorophyll, which alkalinizes the blood, and fiber, which keeps the colon healthy.
-How should you eat them?
DLG’s maintain the majority of their nutrients when consumed raw or lightly steamed.
-What if you hate the taste?
Do what I do – hide the taste in a green smoothie. Or steam it lightly and smother it in a delicious homemade sauce.
Even if you loathe vegetables, you can incorporate DLG’s into your diet. Trust me – you’ll feel the difference!