Why Drinking “Green” on St. Patrick's Day can be good for you
(NC)—If you're a little more health conscious this year, and celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a green beer doesn't fall into your healthy outlook don't despair! You can still celebrate in true St. Patty's Day fashion by enjoying a variety of green healthy drinks.
“Irish or not, we all love to participate in the fun of St. Patrick's Day, whether it be taking in the parade, wearing something green that day, or meeting with friends to say 'cheers' at the local pub,” says Helen Sherrard, president of the Canadian Health Foods Association (CHFA). “In today's health conscious age, we can incorporate healthy drinks into this day too.”
Studies show that dark green leafy vegetables are a rich source of minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, as well vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and B. And when blended with delicious sweet organic apples, strawberries or mangos, fruits that are rich in fibre, it helps to keep the digestive system working well and moving toxins out of the body.
“Green vegetable supplements are a great source of vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, micro nutrients and antioxidants,” says Sherrard. “With just one scoop, they infuse your body with easily absorbed vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids—just mix with water or blend in a smoothie.”
Toast St. Patrick's Day this year with a nod to your health as well. Enjoy a truly green drink that will boost your energy and immune system.
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