Unlike Kermit the Frog — who is a frog (and green) — the human has a much easier time being green.
When I say “green,” I don’t mean pigmented skin and floppy arms Kermit green. I mean the ability to eat a diet high in things that are green (of course, excluding Mountain Dew and green M&Ms — which contrary to pop culture rumor are not aphrodisiacs.)
Why eat more green?
If you’re forgetful, irritable, have mental fatigue, depression, insomnia, confused more often than not or have gingivitis or periodontal disease there’s a good chance you’re deficient in green. (More scientifically, folate and chlorophyll, which are the two nutrients that are abundant in leaves.)
If eating green can help you clear away the fog in your brain and make you right again it could possibly be the most effective, and least expensive medicines around. This is why it makes sense to get as much of it as you can, even if you think you already eat enough.
The good thing about green is that it’s pretty hard to eat too much and, most likely, the increase in your greenliness will leave you feeling smart, sharp and trim.
Green is also found in many different shades. This way even the most picky eaters will find one they prefer. It’s dark in kale, collards and chard. Medium in romaine, escarole and rocket (that’s for all the Brits.) And lightest in celery, endive and bok choy.
To be green, as a human, it’s also much easier to keep your anonymity than it is for our fellow froggy friend. No one will know the difference if you’re green or not — your skin won’t change. Whether you’re green or not, you just blend in with everyone else. You can keep it a secret for as long as you want, or shout your greenness from the roof of your home (just be aware this could get you arrested, particularly if you choose to do so in a frog suit.)
To be green, you simply have to change the way you think, which I’ll show you how to do in a second. What’s even better is that doing so doesn’t require extensive supplement programs, traveling across the world to see the primary expert in a field or any time away from your everyday life, your family, your friends.
So now, no matter how much green you think you have in your diet, it’s time to raise the bar just a little bit more (or, first, get a bar if you consider yourself relatively un-green.)
Here’s the trick to doing it, one that your health guru can never sell you. It doesn’t require a system, protocol or program. It’s a simple, seven word question even you can remember.
When you sit down for your next meal ask yourself this:
“Is there enough green on my plate?”
Use your intuition to answer the question and don’t let it down if you answer “no.” Add enough to make it a “yes.”
Just a simple question, and suddenly it’s so easy being green.
Your question of the day: How much green do you eat?
P.S. If you want to see what other greenies like you eat to get their fix, click here.