Did you know Nobel prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn found that a vegan diet caused more than 500 or so genes to change in three months? Not only was it discovered that a vegan diet turned on genes that prevented diseases, but also turned off genes that caused breast cancer, heart disease, prostate cancer, and other illnesses.
Veggies provide nutrients that are vital to fighting inflammation and maintaining proper body function. Packed with vitamins and minerals, veggies are also an excellent source of fiber. Great vegetable consumption, less butter, more fruit, and more foods higher in fiber and vitamins are the building blocks of the anti-inflammatory diet. Basically, it slows biological aging with lower cholesterol.
Your challenge for day 2 is to have a salad with a combination of either legumes, leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables for breakfast, lunch and dinner for an entire week. You can add fruits if you like to add more flavor to your salad.
Examples of each vegetable category are:
Legumes - Beans, peas, and lentils
Cruciferous Vegetables - Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts
Leafy greens - Kale, spinach, collard greens and romaine lettuce
I hope you develop a love for eating vegetables as it is one of the most valuable foods in this diet. Enjoy day two of this challenge!