If you are looking to improve your health, slim down, and naturally cleanse it is important to increase the intake of green foods. There are many benefits to eating these beautifully colored foods such as antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, cleaner cells, and more energy. We have some easy tips to increase the greens in your diet.

Breakfast: The morning is a great time to fuel your body and cells with green foods. Starting the day with a green smoothie is a great option since you are coming off a fast from sleeping and your body will absorb the nutrients from this delicious drink.

Snack: Green peppers and hummus are a wonderful treat. This snack is rich in both fiber and protein. Other benefits include zinc, magnesium, folic acid and of course the taste.

Lunch: A super green salad is a nutritious dish that is packed with fulfilling foods such as cucumbers, tomato, parsley, kale, and quinoa just to name a few. Your body will be fortified with nutrients such as protein, vitamins, and lycopene.

Dinner: Penne Pasta mixed with kale, olives, and currants. This is a great meal that will leave you feeling full and satisfied. This dish has nutritional benefits that will control blood pressure, give you a healthy source of vitamin E, K, A, and C, amino acids, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and iodine.

-Yvelette Stines