Eat Like C.O.W.S!
C is for Chlorophyll
O is for Oils
W is for Water
S is for Salts
Chlorophyll is Like Liquid Sunshine
It’s amazing that plants can use chlorophyll to literally turn sunlight into energy via photosynthesis (we’ll spare you the biology lecture). Chlorophyll’s structure is almost identical to hemoglobin’s molecular structure. The only difference is chlorophyll has magnesium as its center while hemoglobin has iron as its center.
No wonder why eating our greens is so good for us! Anything that is green is full of chlorophyll (green eggs and ham may be an exception).
Sometimes, we tell customers to try juicing their greens. You can purchase a juicer or just buy your groceries here and we can juice them for you! We’ve had customers tell us that celery and carrot juiced together tastes like chocolate milk…guess you’ll have to give that one a shot! Other people love to juice kale, spinach, cucumbers. A little parsley goes a long ways and easy on the fresh beet juice, some people say it’s better to let beet juice sit an hour before drinking it. Of course juicing green colored vegetables are always your safest bet to ensure a megadose of healthy chlorophyll. You can also make green smoothies. Don’t be afraid to experiment for yourself: add some ginger or lemon to add some zest! Other great sources of chlorophyll are wheat grass, barley grass, and organic green powders.
Would you ever run an engine without any lubrication? The type of oil matters a lot. Anything partially or fully hydrogenated is a source of trans fats.
Healthy oils are essential for hormone balance, brain function, and healthy cells. The best sources of oil in our opinion are from avocados, chia seeds, and coconuts. Extra Virgin Olive oil and flax seed oil are good too, as long as they are cold pressed and unprocessed. Be careful with flax: you never want to cook with it or expose it to light/heat; it can go rancid very easily. If you really like nuts and seeds, stick with raw almonds and pumpkin seeds, they are the least acidic.
Not All Water is Created Equal!
Five Qualities to Look for in Good Water:
Salt is good for you!
Table salt is processed, heated, bleached, iodized, and not only stripped of all nutrients, it actually leeches minerals from your body. Real salt is one of the best sources of minerals for your body.