9 Green Foods Every Health Nut Should Know About

Chelsea Goodrich
Young and Raw
September 23, 2013

1. Alfalfa: is a member of the pea family mostly grown as cattle forage. Nutritional properties: Alfalfa contains protein, chlorophyll, iron, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus, along with number of vitamins; long used as a blood purifier and anti-ulcer remedy; acts as a mild laxative and diuretic.

2. Seaweed: this includes many marine plants, including dulse, kelp and rock weed. Nutritional properties: Seaweed contains iodine, a mineral crucial for a healthy thyroid (the body’s master energy controller), and it is also rich in protein and minerals.

3. The Brassica Family: include broccoli and its cousins cabbage, kale, collard greens, and more. Nutritional properties: they contain cancer-fighting substances known as indoles; members of the family provide various nutrients, including vitamins C and K, iron and zinc.

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