The Importance Of Green Foods In Your Baby’s Diet

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The origin of

The story of go back to the Order Of Creation when God created a green earth that produced:


“…grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”  Genesis 1: 12.

, created  three days later,  were instructed  to eat those same :

And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for – Genesis 1: 29.

Interestingly, the Creator commanded creatures in the plant kingdom to eat :

Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given  every green herb for ”; and it was so – Genesis 1: 30. 

The very word indicate that the diet of our ancestors was plant based. Eating animals was introduced after the flood and this appeared to have a negative effect on since their life span began to decrease drastically, going from eight hundred years, then to half of that, then to just over one hundred years. 

Green foods list

This list gives a few examples of foods that are green.  Visit your local market in order to find more examples:

  • Okra
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Asparagus
  • Watercress
  • String beans
  • Green apples and kiwi
  • Cruciferous greens (kale, collards, cabbage, swiss chard)
  • Callalou {from the leaves of a tuber called dasheen}
  • Fresh green herbs (dill, parsley, basil, thyme, sage, rosemary, oregano, ) 
  • Living greens (mung beans, broccoli and sunflower sprouts) 
  • Spicy greens (arugula and mustards like mystard greens) 
  • Green pods (snap peas, snow peas and garden peas) …

Read more oe about the nutritional score of green foods at  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180126-the-100-most-nutritious-foods

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What substance gives green foods their color?

A green substance called CHLOROPHYLL that is present in the leaves of plants give them their green color.   Chlorophyll is important because it contains a nutrient called MAGNESIUM, which is important for:

  • normal heart rhythm
  • blood glucose control
  • blood pressure control
  • the production of energy
  • muscle and nerve function
  • development of bone structure
  • production of DNA or Deoxyribonucleic acid  which carries your baby’s genetic instructions and determine his or her growth, development and function.
  • the production of RNA or Ribonucleic acid which is responsible for baby’s genetic instruction or for matters related to healthy growth and development.
  • Source: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional

Sources of Magnesium

  • Pumpkin seed – kernels: Serving Size 1 oz, 168 mg
  • Almonds, dry roasted: Serving Size 1 oz, 80 mg
  • Spinach, boiled: Serving Size ½ cup, 78 mg
  • Cashews, dry roasted: Serving Size 1 oz, 74 mg
  • Pumpkin seeds in shell: Serving Size 1 oz, 74 mg
  • Peanuts, oil roasted: Serving Size ¼ cup, 63 mg
  • Cereal, shredded wheat: Serving Size 2 large biscuits, 61 mg
  • Black beans, cooked: Serving Size ½ cup, 60 mg
  • Dark chocolate -60-69% cacoa: Serving Size 1 oz, 50 mg
  • Peanut butter, smooth: Serving Size 2 tablespoons, 49 mg
  • Avocado, cubed: Serving Size 1 cup, 44 mg
  • Potato, baked with skin: Serving Size 3.5 oz, oz, 43 mg
  • Rice, brown, cooked: Serving Size ½ cup, 42 mg
  • Yogurt, plain, low fat: Serving Size 8 oz, 42 mg
  • Oatmeal, instant: Serving Size 1 packet, 36 mg
  • Kidney beans, canned: Serving Size ½ cup, 35 mg
  • Banana: Serving Size 1 medium, 32 mg
  • Cocoa powder– unsweetened: Serving Size 1 tablespoon, 27 mg
  • Milk: Serving Size 1 cup, 24–27 mg
  • Raisins: Serving Size ½ cup, 23 mg
  • Chicken breast, roasted: Serving Size 3 oz, 22 mg
  • Beef, ground, 90% lean: Serving Size 3 oz, 20 mg
  • Broccoli, chopped & cooked: Serving Size ½ cup, 12 mg
  • Rice, white, cooked: Serving Size ½ cup, 10 mg
  • Apple: Serving Size 1 medium, 9 mg
  • Carrot, raw: Serving Size 1 medium, 7 mg
  • Source  https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/15650-magnesium-rich-food

 CHLOROPHYLL helps your baby to produce energy

Chlorophyll  helps plants to produce energy when sunlight shines on their leaves through a process called PHOTOSYNTHESIS. The plant then uses this energy to produce .

Therefore, your baby takes in some of that energy when green foods are eaten.

Additionally, green foods give off oxygen during photosynthesis. Humans then take in that oxygen when we breathe.  It is therefore evident that plants are living elements which are desirable in the diet since they transfer life energy.  Parents should therefore avoid dead, processed foods as much as possible since they do not contain this life energy.

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