How much green leaf veg per day

I recently read an article on the importance of eating green leaf veggies in one of those health newletters that I subscribe to. It praised the greens for the vitamins, minerals, fiber content and of course the low calories. Totally agreed with everything except the recommended daily amount. It was 2 cups of greens per day (or was it per week). Now 2 cups of raw spinach is about 2 ounces or 60 grams. This is nowhere near what I eat each day. I take in at least 300 grams greens in a smoothie each day, almost 5 times the recommended value.

Look up the Green Smoothie recipe on the Recipes page.

Have a long , happy and healthy life.

Hemp seeds

I have added yet another seed to my list of ingredients that I blend in my smoothie every morning. List is now flaxseed, sunflower, sesame and hemp.

Why hemp seeds? I know this may sound a little bit crazy but hemp seeds are said to be very good for your health in many ways.

  • Hemp seeds contain all 9 essential amino acids
  • They also contain essential fatty acids Omega 6 and Omega 3 in a ratio of 3:1. Body requires a 3:1 or 4:1 balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 for good health.
  • Cause no allergic reactions ( I can not validate this myself as I am not allergic to nuts or seeds.)
  • Contains Vitamin E

Hemp seeds improve the immune system, dry skin condition, cardiovascular circulation and reduce many symptoms of muscle and joint pains. Definitely a super food to add to the list and have in house.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.