Here’s how & Here’s Why.
I have a little Dew Drop Wellness rant for you today. It comes coupled with some not so great news. …
The supplement industry is not supporting an environmental solution. In fact, monthly ( which really means: daily) they are adding to environmental destruction in various ways. If your supplement is not sold to you in a glass bottle, than it’s not fit for you to consume. When a company manufactures and packages their product in glass it demonstrates that they care about the integrity of the product and that they may also care about presenting you with something that will help your goals for optimal health & disease prevention.
Furthermore …95% of “health food” companies are presenting a product that is chalk full of fillers and chemicals which will at BEST give you a placebo effect : feeling like you’re doing something good for yourself by popping a pill … when in fact you are giving your body more UN-recognizable information to process which in turn has the opposite effect. So sad. It’s a tragedy to think we are at a point now where more people than EVER are trying to give themselves something better , more people are hungry for disease prevention , brighter health and stronger inner systems. As an unfair result they’re being given supplements that are less than fit for consumption. Hang in there , it’s not all doomsday (you know me) … the goodies are coming right up!
The solution? Look to your whole foods to get the nutrients that your body needs. Direct translation: grow your own if you can (it’s as LOCAL as it gets!) , go to the farmers market , talk directly to the person who is growing your food and see what is fresh ( in my opinion? the “right” diet consists of local , fresh , seasonal foods) , make a concerted effort to eat more dark leafy greens ( raw or lightly blanched gives you the highest mineral , vitamin & ENZYMATIC value) , & finally : start this journey today: avoid processed foods all together (this takes time).
My conclusion? I’m on Mother Nature’s team. “She” provides us with all of the nutrients we need to survive and to thrive in a BRIGHT life. We don’t need to extract, mash, deep fry , dehydrate nor freeze dry , what the Earth provides for us and shape them into a pill.
Eat a whole bell pepper! There is more vitamin C in a bell pepper than anything! Whole broccoli is a GREAT source of recognizable easily assimilated CALCIUM, Kale : a powerhouse of protein and vitamins. Again: Nature made no mistake in creating what we need for optimal health and it’s great news: We don’t even need to “supplement” that!
With the exception of a few that I do support — Vitamin D ( we are all deficient ) , Omegas , but these are pretty easy to get into your food supply , occasionally probiotics , if you’re not making your own . (learn how to make your own right here) .
In conclusion ; I am in support of a healthy planet and healthy human beings . I’m recklessly dedicated to finding environmental solutions and solutions to your optimal health… So here is a start : Ditch the plastic bottle of supplements and get on THIS bandwagon of power house awesomeness!! My favorite green drink recipe coming right up…
Here she is: My VERY favorite way to get my vitamins and minerals , enzymes , liver cleansing and heart healer : Parsley!! I know I talk about it a lot…. but you just might find that we are on to something here. Parsley provides nature’s best carotenoids and is a nutrition powerhouse of a few known anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and flavonoids (lutein, zeaxanthin, apiole, rutin and apigenin). No pill to pop & your body INSTANTLY recognizes it and knows exactly what to do with it.
This tiny-leaf plant is rich with chlorophyll, vitamin A, B, C, and K, folate and iron. It has high beneficial mineral contents like calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vanadium, and zinc.
And did you know chlorophyll pairs an amazing similarity between the molecule structures of both chlorophyll and the human blood (hemoglobin). Making this rock star super food a blood builder & cleanser too!
I like to keep my Green Drinks simple and easy take 3 – 5 ingredients , blend them up and sip your greens . It’s a win win for you & the planet!
I start by throwing 1) a healthy sized bundle of parsley ( kale or celery) into the blender
2) Add the fresh root of ginger (turmeric or cayenne pepper)
3) finally , choose the liquid of your choice : water for a less sweet green drink or my other favorite grapefruit juice. If you don’t LOVE the flavor of parsley, this really helps to make it more tasty. and it is… in fact SUPER DELICIOUS! Blend it up for about 3 minutes & consider investing in a high powered blender. I’d also ditch the juicer…. but that is a whole new topic. maybe next week!
Until then! Drink your greens! With Love Delphine & Dew Drop Wellness.