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SPINACH and Green Smoothies

Green Smoothies are all the rage. If you’re going to have a smoothie and your committed to getting healthy, why not include some greens. The best part of making a smoothie is the “sneaky factor” You can make a regular fruit smoothie and add in the green but the flavor won’t change. That’s part of the fun. The look on people’s faces when they see this green drink…it’s always the same look of disgust, but then they take a drink and they’re shocked at how good it tastes. Looks can be deceiving, so drink your greens!

I bet you didn’t know that Spinach contains an impressive range of active substances which are indispensable to the body. In its structure we find mineral salts (sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc, manganese, iodine, copper), vitamins (C, B1, B2, B6, PP, E, K, folic acid, vitamin A), chlorophyll, amino acids such as arginine and lysine, but also lipids, protides, glucdes and fibers. With only 17 calories, 100 grams of spinach supplies the body with 5 mg of iron, 500 mg of potassium, 170 mg of calcium, 23 mg of vitamin C, 2 mg of vitamin E, 150 micrograms of folic acid, 3500 micrograms of beta-carotene and 7 grams of alimentary fibers. Because of this, an alimentary diet which contains spinach, leads to the strengthening of the body. The magnesium contained in spinach helps prevent diabetes; iodine helps treat skin diseases and strengthens the immune system; vitamin K contributes to bone resistance; vitamin B improves cerebral activity, helps in maintaining the firmness of the skin and controls insomnia; potassium stimulates the cardiac muscle; beta-carotene prevents sight problems and sulfur increases hair attractiveness. Alimentary fibers, vitamins and minerals contained make spinach a good depurative and detoxifier. The toxins originating in nourishments that are rich in fat and proteins of animal origin are thus eliminated quickly. At the same time, alimentary fibers prevent constipation and colon cancer. They interact with the absorption of fat and adjust the level of cholesterol in the body. Moreover, spinach can help eliminate intestinal parasites. All of these are sufficient reasons to start a diet based on spinach or at least for introducing it more often into everyday nourishment. By being nutritive, tonifying, mineralizing, calming for the nervous system.

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Posted by on November 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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IT’S A CHOICE

What you choose to do today will effect your tomorrow. Sounds simple enough, yet so many of us go unconcious in our choices. As if we go on auto pilot and let our actions and reactions live for us.

Have you considered the BODY, MIND, SOUL connection? Think about this – Your mind makes a choice, your body likes or dislikes it and very much reacts to what you put into it, then your soul is either delighted, or feels punished for the actions. This vicious cycle continues over and over again until we choose to wake up.

Take time to make your decisions, and make some small changes to improve whatever it is you wish, but for God sake WAKE UP! I don’t want to hear you bitch and complain about your poor health, IF YOU are the one who compromised your health and choose to rely on modern medicine to fix you later. Guess what? They won’t. Everything that leads to a healthy being, begins with what YOU choose.

I’m not saying it will be easy. Change is hard at times, but so worth it. What would you give to feel just 10% better tomorrow? You probably don’t even remember what it feels like to FEEL GOOD. I mean really feeling good, with all the aches and pains gone, or at least less present. You can make small changes that will lead to big changes in your body, mind and soul.

I thinks it’s a good idea to choose to be healthy, and so I took steps to accomplish that. I am well on my way, and I hope you will be soon as well.

~RawMa

 

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