Most people have come to think of the grains as the staff of life. The truth is that the greens are the real staff of life and that the grains can be regarded at best as a poor second.
Greens contain practically everything that we need for the building of a clean bloodstream, strong nerves, and healthy tissues. They are rich in minerals, supply us with all the vitamins we need, and contain valuable protein for tissue building. The greener they are, the richer they are in these elements.
For the sake of good health and strength, it is essential that we include a liberal amount of the raw vegetables in our diet and that some of them be the greens.
Very few people realise how nourishing the raw vegetables are. While many people are now using the raw vegetable salads more frequently, only a few recognise their full value. Many of us are now aware that they provide an abundance of vitamins and minerals, but few recognise how important they are to health and well-being.
In addition to protective vitamins and minerals, the raw vegetables also contain the enzymes needed for good digestion and assimilation, as well as valuable and easily digestible protein.
People often wonder whether cutting down on other foods and eating more of the greens may not cause certain deficiencies. Will we get enough protein? and Where will we get our calcium? are standard questions.
Have you ever stopped to think that the cow, whose body yields those big steaks that many are so fond of eating, and whose milk supplies a valuable protein, as well as fats and calcium, eats mostly greens ?
Bear in mind that the cow obtains all her proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes from the grass she eats. And it is during the summer months when the grass is greenest that the cows milk is more nourishing and best tasting.
We too will obtain valuable protein and a rich supply of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes from the highly nourishing greens, and this is the reason why we urge you to place the greens on your list of preferential foods.
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