Why are greens so good for us? And how exactly do they assist detoxification

Standard

Garden of Grace

β€˜Eat your greens’…yeah yeah you know, your mums have repeated this phrase for generations on generations. You know they are healthy, but has anyone ever told you why?

Now that everyone has jumped on the kale band wagon (and some lucky kale farmers are finally bloody rich!) you may as well know the secret behind the green crazies.

Cruciferous vegetables from the brassica family actually assist in phase I and phase II detoxification pathways in your liver. Detox has become the latest fad word, but fad it is not! Detoxification is more than just a fancy word overused Β in health magazines – your body detoxifies every single day through complex processes in your liver where metabolites and waste products are converted to soluble forms, transformed, and then excreted. And that’s right, sulphur containing cruciferous vegetables such as: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and cabbage increase enzyme production and upregulate these pathways! A…

View original post 334 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s