Everyone who is on a quest to improve their nutritional habits understands the value of cruciferous vegetables and the healing benefits these “superfoods” provide. You’ve probably already seen the grocery store aisles filling up with products advertising “8 servings of greens” in one scoop, green protein bars, vegetable potato chips, and the list could go on and on. I love this commercial awakening that is making these types of options available. However, mindful purchasing is required, because labels can be deceiving and you want the best quality of products in your body, your temple. You also need a plan for how you will incorporate these foods into your daily life.
Let’s cover some basics first. What are cruciferous vegetables? I love how Wikipedia explains what cruciferous vegetables are:
“Cruciferous vegetables are vegetables of the family Brassicaceae (also called Cruciferae). These vegetables are widely cultivated, with many genera, species, and cultivars being raised for food production such as cauliflower, cabbage, cress, bok choy, broccoli and similar green leaf vegetables. The family takes its alternate name (Cruciferae, New Latin for “cross-bearing”) from the shape of their flowers, whose four petals resemble a cross.
Ten of the most common cruciferous vegetables eaten by people, known colloquially as cole crops, are in a single species (B. oleracea); they are not distinguished from one another taxonomically, only by horticultural category of cultivar groups. Numerous othergenera and species in the family are also edible. Cruciferous vegetables are one of the dominant food crops worldwide. They are high invitamin C and soluble fiber and contain multiple nutrients and phytochemicals.”
So all of that in fancy language, is the same thing you heard when you were growing up, “Eat your greens!” This truth becomes even more paramount for the person living in a toxic body. Not only do you need to eat your greens but you need to eat MORE greens than you would naturally have a desire to consume. Your body is screaming out for a more alkaline environment that allows your cells to improve their ability to absorb nutrients that are key to your survival.
When working with my clients in The Womb Sauna I have to constantly reinforce to women that they are not eating enough of these foods. I have women who think that eating 2 salads that are about the equivalent of 4 servings is sufficient. It is not. Our soils do not have enough nutrients, many of our foods are genetically modified and sprayed with chemicals that can harm the womb of our bodies, the womb of our minds, and the womb of our spirits. We must shift our consciousness around where we get our food, what we will accept as quality food, and not eating only for pleasure but allowing food to be our medicine, AND a medicine that we do enjoy. Cruciferous foods are high vibrational foods that support your personal growth and optimal functioning.
The reality is that many women with womb issues like fibroids, infertility, PCOS, endometriosis, are already dealing with intense emotional and physical blockages. I get that and that’s another critical reason why increasing one’s intake of these foods will even improve your emotional health as well. To start creating a tangible, measurable, impact on one’s health, you should be consuming 9-14 servings of cruciferous vegetables per day. It may sound intimidating but I’m going to give you a few shortcuts to get you there. You are powerful enough to heal yourself and this is part of the journey. You can do it! By getting this amount of cruciferous foods in your body daily you will reap the following health benefits:
- The release and reduction of abnormal growths in your womb and your body
- The nourishment of your endocrine system promoting a healthy hormonal environment
- A stronger immune system that can repel cancers, viruses, bacteria, and more
- Greater energy, weight release, and better management of stress
- Improved digestion and the reduction of inflammation in the body
- Mood stabilization and reduction of PMS, depression, and anger
- Improved menses and hormonal communication
- Stronger organs and healthier cells and functioning
So I know what you are thinking. I want all of that! And you can have all of that with a system in place that will help you get there. We are in a time where convenience is important. I want you to have a convenient method of getting your 9-14 servings of cruciferous vegetables per day. A serving size is a handful. If you have a big bin of salad, you grab 2 or 3 handfuls and plate them, that’s equivalent to 2-3 servings. If you are juicing kale, and you have 4 handfuls of kale that you place in your juicer, that is equivalent to 4 servings.
Here is a basic system you can get started with to help you achieve your goals:
You wake up and drink 16oz of water. You stretch for a few minutes and then take 1 scoop of the Amazing Grass ORAC Grass Powder in 6-8oz of water or fresh juice. You do some basic movements to get your body awake. You eat some protein, maybe even a green smoothie or fresh juice, affirm yourself, set your intention for your day and celebrate that you just had the equivalent of 8+ servings of greens before 12pm. Lunch time comes and you include your usual 2-4 servings of vegetables on top of all the good you have already done. You grabbed a 16oz 100% fruit juice with lunch and add another scoop of your Amazing Grass ORAC Grass Powder. You shake it up and drink it with your lunch. By the time dinner rolls around, you have exceeded 11 servings of greens. You can pat yourself on the back and still eat your 2-4 servings of vegetables with dinner.
Where there is a will, there is a way. As a company, we have partnered with Amazing Grass, who provides the leading green products in the marketplace with the highest quality. All of their products are non-GMO, vegan, USDA Certified Organic, grown in the best soils, harvested with the leading best practices.
There are several products that are available that will help you reach 8 servings of cruciferous foods before 12pm! The Womb Sauna recommends that you take action TODAY to start putting things in place to help you be EPIC with your nutrition. One key decision can be the decision that transforms your life! Click here to learn more about tools you can use to help you get to 9-14 servings of cruciferous per day.>>