What Mama done told you about dark leafy greens ain’t necessarily so.
It’s a ‘given’ in many internet health circles that the ‘secret to health’ is dark leafy greens. No-one questions it.
‘Of course!’ we say, ‘it must be true because that’s what Mum told me as a kid!’ So a study just in demonstrating that more dark leafy greens does NOT increase Vitamin A or iron. The subjects were nursing mothers, and it was a double blind study; the only type of study worth noticing. The authors of the study suggested that:
‘Combating vitamin A deficiency by increases in the consumption of provitamin A carotenoids from vegetables should be re-examined’.
And here’s another example of Mum’s wisdom gone awry. Carrots give us good eyesight, tight? They have ample carotenoid which is supposed to convert to Vitamin A, the ‘eye’ vitamin. In truth, based on another study, a little carotenoid will convert, but the more you eat, the less you convert.
Most of my readers would be aware that I have moved away from the basic alkaline diet because I have kept on researching and found that many foods such as carrots -stars on our alkaline food chart -are loaded with sugar. I still make a point of having at least one form of dark greens every day, but I do supplement with Vitamin A.. even though I bought my eyes in Thailand and they give me 20/20 vision.