Five Healthy Green Foods For St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day might be about green beer and the traditional corned beef and cabbage meal for dinner, but there are plenty more green foods out there to give your health a little pinch of that Irish luck. Put on your luckiest shades of green and pick up these five green foods with amazing health benefits this St. Patty’s Day!

1. Avocado

Enriched with vitamin E and lutein, a natural antioxidant that helps maintain eye health, avocados are also a ‘good fat’ to include in your diet to help lower cholesterol.


2. Kiwi

These sweet tropical fruits are loaded with potassium, Vitamin E, folate, fiber and just one of these furry fruits exceeds your daily needs of vitamin C. Kiwi helps protect DNA in cells, assist with eye health and support a healthy cardiovascular system, plus they’re perfect for a sweet tooth craving!


3. Kale

It seems like everyone these days is hopping on the kale train, with good reason, too. In either cooked of chip-form, kale is vitamin-rich with K, C, beta carotene and high in fiber. Kale is also proven to help decrease skin cell damage, which means it helps reduce wrinkles!


4. Green Tea

Replace one cup of green beer this St. Patty’s Day for one cup of green tea and you’ll be enjoying the benefits of an antioxidant-rich drink that helps protect cells and even helps reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol and protect against cancer.


5. Parsley

Chow down on a few leaves of fresh parsley for a natural way to fight against bad breath. The chloroform inside the plant leaves acts as a natural deodorizer that counteracts any bad odors in your mouth, which might come in handy if you’re kissing an Irish lad for good luck!

Check out this video from The Dr.s for even more information on these green super foods!

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[Source: The Dr.s]

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  1. RainbowRay says:

    Another great song for St. Patrick’s Day, “The Green Green Grass of Home”.
    Kiwi’s are great to have for breakfast! (love kiwi).

    “Kale! Kale! The gangs all here, what the heck do we care! What the heck do we care! Kale! Kale! The gangs all here! What the heck do we care now!”

    Some good tips there from DoctorTV. RainbowRay likes to promote good eating and “cooking skills” as well (very simple things of course).

    LOVE
    RainbowRay
    Sharing is caring and caring is sharing; living is giving and giving is living

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