Although not apparent in the photo above, my husband is eating his heart-healthy fats and protein breakfast on a bed of wilted spinach and chopped fresh tomato. No bread in sight!
Although not against eating grains in and of themselves, I’m a big supporter of replacing processed bread (which is often highly refined and contains some synthetic ingredients that your liver just doesn’t need to deal with) with leafy greens, and increasing plant intake.
Why? I’m currently devouring (not literally) Dr Libby Weaver’s book Beauty From The Inside Out and she offers many reasons to increase your intake of leafy greens.
Here are a few. Leafy greens…
1. Are good sources of soluble and insoluble fibre, which supports gut health and regular bowel movements.
2. Contain essential vitamins and minerals.
3. Contain amino acids, which are vital for immune support, muscle growth and repair.
4. Enhance the quality of your blood by supporting optimal blood pH – more on that later.
Lastly, they are great for mopping up tasty juices! So why not try replacing some grains with greens today?
You can find out more about Dr Libby Weaver here.