By Sarrisa Curry, Rock Steady Boxing Kansas City
March is the month dedicated to luck, pots of gold, leprechauns and the color GREEN! In the real world, only one of those things truly exists. That one word can bring great benefit to those who utilize its healing attributes.
The Color Green
When gazing at the color green, it can calm heart rates and lower blood pressure. It can stimulate motivation and renew creativity. It can instill the feeling of safety and prosperity. It’s much like finding a four leaf clover. The color is used to invoke good relations, prosperity, and wealth in the world of business. In the natural, it lends itself to nature’s rebirth, spring, and fertility. The color green is healing and peaceful, yet powerful to move minds to change and grow.
The Green We Eat
Let’s explore the green we eat. Green of various shades is found in fruits, vegetables and legumes. Typically the light, vibrant, bright greens are found in fruits like honeydew melon, kiwi, avocado, limes, apple varieties, and green grapes. They are rich in Vitamin A and C, fiber, and other vitamins. Green vegetables have been long exulted for their rich antioxidant properties, phytonutrients, calcium, minerals, and dietary fiber. They have the ability to improve cardiovascular, digestive, circulatory, and neurological health. Legumes include green peas and green beans, both of which carry the same positive nutrition as their friends listed above. Setting a goal of eating 5-6 servings of BRIGHT or DARK green food a day will put you well on your way to better health. Discovering a love for green foods is like stumbling upon a pot of gold!!
Green Leafy Vegetables:
Spinach, Romaine, Kale, Lettuce, Collard greens, cabbage, etc.
Raw 1 cup cooked
Green Peas 1 cup
Green Beans l cup
Broccoli l cup cooked or raw
Green Grapes 1 cup or 32 grapes
Avocado 1/3 of the whole
To Live Green
Finally, let’s explore the metaphor – To live Green. To go Green. To be Green. The ideology of reducing your footprint on mother earth through recycling, reusing, and reducing has become its own word – Green. Finding ways to treat the earth with kindness and gentleness so that there is more of her for our children and their children is a way of life for millions of people. There are small and big ways to be green.
• Grow a garden to sustain a portion of your own needs
• Recycle glass, plastic, paper, and aluminum so it can be reused again and again. Reduce the amount of water and power your family uses to reduce the burden on nature. Seek out environmentally kind cleaning products, beauty products, packaging, food sources, fuels, clothing, and organizations that are paving the way for a better, healthier earth.
If you create enough good in your life and the lives of those around you, you will feel like the luckiest person alive. I guess you Can create your own luck.
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