The really cool and unique thing about greens is they balance out a meal with their bitter flavour. Bitter balances out sweet and is the best way to stop those sweet cravings. If you start your meal with green veggies your taste buds will get that bitter flavour which stimulates digestive enzymes and balances out the sweet flavours that you have in your meal. The sweet flavours in a typical dinner include the carbohydrates such as pasta, bread, rice and other grains. Surprisingly meat is also a sweet flavour. Imagine if you have a meal of pasta with meat sauce and a slice of garlic bread, which all contain “sweet” flavours. You fill up as full as you can and then 30 minutes later you want desert. The easiest thing to change is to add a green veggie; ideally at the start of the meal.
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Marissa Schiesser CNP