30 Days of Green

THE 30 DAY GREEN VEGETABLE CHALLENGE!

In honor of the green-ness of March, I challenge you to become more healthy by eating a dark green vegetable every day for the month of March!  If you complete the challenge, I’ll give you a free training session.  You can choose personal training, small group training, boot camp, or yoga.  And if you can’t start today (March 1) because you don’t have time to go to the grocery store to get veggies, then you can do any 30 days in a row.

How can green vegetables can help you to lose weight?  Green veggies are high in fiber, water content, and other detoxifying nutrients, which all help to flush out fat.   They can increase your metabolism, boosting calorie burn.  The low calories can help you fill up on healthy stuff so you don’t eat so much junk.  Plus some studies say that eating green veggies can help reduce food cravings.  Other health benefits include boosting immunity, preventing cancer, lowering blood sugar and cholesterol, improving digestion, promoting healthy skin, increased energy, and keeping blood healthy.

Here are the choices of green veggies for this challenge:

  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Collard greens
  • Dark green leafy lettuce
  • Kale
  • Mesclun
  • Mustard greens
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip greens
  • Watercress
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Kohlrabi

To complete the challenge, you must eat 1 cup minimum per day.  Don’t skimp!

Dark green vegetables (and some lighter green ones in the cabbage family) are excellent sources of Vitamins A, B, C, E,and K, and also the essential nutrients Folate, Calcium, Iron, Fiber, Potassium, Magnesium, Beta-carotene, Lutein, and more.

Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food.  SO EAT ‘EM UP!!!
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