Nutrients in low calorie foods feel important
I am eating a lot of mixed salad greens, really fresh and varied types. I also want to grow some. I feel (instinctively?) that the nutrients in each of these little leaves is really good for me and important to my body. Like my body utilizes all of it well, including the water and fibre. But when you put it on Cronometer - and it's totally accurate, i don't mean it's wrong - but even eating 5 cups is like a speck of nothing on the charts.
I guess I mean that although I know I also need a lot of other foods that these type of low calorie foods (probably spouts too, that sort of thing) can still make a very big difference to my well being. Especially if I eat them every day or often. I'm not sure the point of this post. Just that I know I feel a lot better when I'm eating these things, though if you leave them out it doesn't seem like you've changed anything at all.
I also feel like they hydrate me in a different way than other foods and the water in them is purified and full of nutrients - even if they are very little on a scale of other foods, like sweet potatoes for example. I see there's a post about sprouts which I'm going to read next as I've also wanted for _ages _ to start sprouting. I did once before and that too I KNOW it made me feel better.
They are little guys in the world of "Superfoods" but I also wonder if it's partly too that they haven't been studied enough and considered how they contribute to our bodies. I've been watching 2 bunnies eating greens all day, dandelions, sweet grasses - that heavier kind I think and just stuff like that and they are full of health and energy and it sustains them.
Just some food for thought.