Our spring garden is sprouting. Scattered rows of kale, broccoli rabe, endive, radishes, and mixed lettuces are spread over the dark soil like green confetti. At our house, we're trying to add more dark, green, leafy vegetables to our daily diet. Homegrown organic is much more convenient and less expensive than greens from the supermarket or Farmer's Market. Hopefully we'll have some to harvest soon!
The renewed motivation for greens comes from the inspiration of Dr. Joel Fuhrman. He's the author of a book called "Eat to Live". It's one I've had in my personal library for quite some time. I have appreciated the wealth of good, sound nutritional advice presented within the pages of this book. My friend, Tari, gave me a series of DVD's for my birthday this year. They are of lectures that Dr. Fuhrman gave for PBS. Although counsel from a book is great, seeing and hearing live presentations has been even more inspiring.
Here's one of the tips Dr. Fuhrman shared. It's something I am trying to incorporate into my daily diet (and into the entire households). It is to eat according to a daily GOMBS plan.
G = greens and green tea
O = onions
M = mushrooms
B = berries and beans
S = seeds
These foods contain high quantities of substances that protect one's health and heal the body. Studies show that when these foods are consumed daily, significant health benefits result.
Have you been eating (or drinking) your greens, green tea, onions, mushrooms, berries, beans, and seeds? Go for it!