I’m sure you’ve been told more than once to eat your leafy greens.
From kale to spinach and every green in between, we know that leafy green vegetables are an abundant source of vitamins, minerals and other unique nutrients like chlorophyll. In fact, they’re probably one of the most concentrated sources of nutrients you can find. One cup of cooked greens provides nine times the required daily intake of vitamin K. Vitamin K helps prevent blood clots, lubricates the joints and even reduces inflammation.
Did you know that minerals neutralize acids? This is why I always focus on building your mineral reserves before doing all the other things you need to do to heal our gut. You need to be able to absorb the nutrients from your food! This stockpile of minerals within you is the buffering system for your body, which allows the fluids of your body to get to the proper pH without having to strip minerals from the biggest source available...your bones!!! Over time, people with a highly acidic overall pH often experience osteoporosis or osteopenia.