Green foods can help fight disease, provide vitamins and minerals (calcium, folate, vitamin C, and beta-carotene), are high in fiber, support a healthy digestive system and offer a boatload of health benefits. The stuff that gives plant foods their natural, vibrant colors are called phytochemicals or phytonutrients which help to protect the plant from disease and when we eat these plants they help protect us, too. What gives green food in particular its color is chlorophyll. Just saying that word brings you back to grade school science and photosynthesis right? Can’t you just visualize the blackboard with a picture of the sun with an arrow to the plant, CO2 in, O2 out…oh, the memories.
Step up to your home plate and make grand slam meals with these green foods.