Green Vegetarian Food by Hotforyoga
What were the peaceful gurus saying when they said the heart Chakra has been described as being brilliant green? Does it mean an invisible green light bulb glows in our chest? Or could it be that “greens” vitalize and build a healthier heart region? Can it be said that green foods support & lighten the workload on the lungs and heart?
Scientific dissection as well as non-invasive studies completed around the world, on animals and humans have revealed that the chest is an intense power area. The heart and lungs process and restore the gaseous balance in the blood content that is coming and going through our body. The heart and lungs work constantly without rest through the entire lifespan of each human and animal.
The lungs oxygenate the blood, expelling carbon dioxide (acidic waste) at a rate the heart determines based on a response to “use and demand.” Physical exertion, increased or decreased pressure in the abdominal cavity or chest cavity, blood toxicity, stress, acidity levels and body temperature all change the work demands on the heart and lungs. That being true, it makes sense that more alkaline foods, smaller meals that don’t distend the abdomen, regular exercise (which deepens breathing) and quality rest and relaxation are sound prescriptions for a healthy heart region.
Do green foods help with a healthier heart region? What is really interesting about earthly green foods in particular is that green foods contain chlorophyll. Chlorophyll cleans the blood reducing toxicity and acidity! Green foods contain anti-oxidants, green foods normalize blood viscosity (thickness), improves wound healing, deodorizes the body, green foods reduce negative effects of normal metabolic and extraneous damaging oxidation, as well reduce inflammation, reduce microbial growth and improves digestion and strengthens immunity.
What we eat and drink definitely increases or decreases the demand on the heart region of the body, and in turn affects the overall available life force! Check out these green food benefits:
Green Food; what’s in it for me?
Chlorophyll has magnesium in its central molecular structure and has almost the completely same structure as hemoglobin found in red blood cells, which has a central structure of iron. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the body so energy can be efficiently created.
Green foods contain various important minerals. Minerals used for structure integrity in the body and for metabolic enzymatic functions and more…
Green foods contain various vitamins. Vitamins are necessary for structural and functional integrity in the body.
Green foods improve alkalinity, raising the amount of oxygen the blood can take in, reducing conditions of over acidification such as sticky red blood cells, helps reduce bone lose, helps to maintain strong cell structures, reduces stress on the lungs and kidneys. A slightly more alkaline pH in the body allows the cells to hold on to extra antioxidants to protect against oxidative stress. A key factor in prevention and reversal of cancers. Green foods have fiber and fiber reduces the rate of sugar uptake from foods broken down in the digestive system, and fiber is essential for bulking up stool for faster and easier elimination from the body. Groceries in, garbage out! Green foods tend to have a low carbohydrate content.
Effects of Eating Green Food on the Blood
Green food help prevent absorption of toxins, activates cellular enzymes, green foods are anti-inflammatory, improve cell function, supports effective interaction of blood elements & blood cell integrity, improves waste removal, and tend to have a lower glycemic index.
collards, kale, mung beans, green grapes, spinach, bok choy, green beans, celery, artichokes, okra, kiwi, cucumbers, green peppers, peas, snow peas, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, green onions, soy beans, tomatillos, limes, some sea weeds, avocados, green hot peppers, lettuces, wheatgrass, spirulina, barley greens, raw pumpkin seeds, green apples, alfalfa sprouts, sunflower sprouts, green cabbage, watercress, basil, mint, rosemary, tarragon and more..
Spirulina Avocado Salad Recipe
1-2 avocados (peel & pit, cut into chunks)
1-2 tomatoes (cut into chunks)
1 small red or white onion, thinly sliced and cut
1/4-1/2 bunch of cilantro (cut, leaves, remove stems)
1/2-1 tsp spirulina powder
Prepare the first 5 ingredients and gently mix into an appropriate sized bowl.
Make the Dressing (small food processor) blend these 5 ingredients:
1 T lime juice,
8 mint leaves
2 T olive oil or fresh walnut oil
1 tsp minced garlic
pinch of sea salt
dip a clean teaspoon and taste the dressing, adjust as desired.
Tip: it is an option to sprinkle dulse flakes (non-salty) as a garnish. A fun replacement for sea salt is Herbamare Seasoning by A.Vogel (sea salt with 12 organic dried herbs; it is gluten free, dairy free, nut free, non-gmo)
This recipe is a zesty nutritional delight, and offers something different from traditional guacamole. Enjoy!
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