Green Superfoods- What are they and why eat them?
Greens are good, Green Superfoods are even better! Green superfoods have the highest concentrations of easily digestible nutrients, fat burning compounds, vitamins, and minerals to protect and heal the body. They contain a wide array of beneficial substances including proteins, protective photo-chemicals, and healthy bacteria helping you to build cleaner muscles and tissues, aid your digestive system function and more effectively protect you against disease and illness.
Green superfoods are extremely rich in chlorophyll – the pigment that gives plants their green color. The molecular structure of chlorophyll is very similar to that of human blood and studies show that when this is consumed, the production of hemoglobin in blood is increased. Higher amounts of hemoglobin in the bloodstream means more oxygen-rich blood, the first and most important element that cells need to thrive.
Wheatgrass – Wheatgrass is the sprouted grass of a wheat seed. Unlike the whole grain, because it has been sprouted, it no longer contains gluten or other common allergic agents. Wheatgrass is super alkalizing and is excellent for promoting healthy blood. It normalizes the thyroid gland to stimulate metabolism thus assisting digestion and promoting weight loss due also to its high enzyme content and cleansing effect.
Barley grass has 11 times more calcium than cow’s milk, 5 times more iron than spinach, and 7 times more Vitamin C and bio-flavonoids than orange juice. It contains significant amounts of Vitamin B12 which is very important in a vegetarian diet. Barley grass juice has anti-viral activities and neutralizes heavy metals such as mercury in the blood.
Wild blue-green algae – Algae was the first form of life on Earth and its power is immense. Wild blue-green algae are phytoplankton and contain virtually every nutrient. With a 60% protein content and a more complete amino acid profile than beef or soybeans. It contains one of the best-known food sources of beta carotene, B vitamins, and chlorophyll. It has been shown to improve brain function and memory, strengthen the immune system and help with viruses, colds, and flu.
Spirulina – Spirulina is a cultivated micro-algae that has been consumed for thousands of years by the indigenous peoples in Mexico and Africa. It is one of the highest known protein sources on Earth and contains 70% complete protein, towering over steak which consists of only 25% protein once cooked. Studies have shown that spirulina can help control blood sugar levels and cravings thus making it a key food for diabetics and can be used to assist in weight loss and as a general nutritional supplement.
Chlorella – Chlorella is a freshwater alga and like its other algae cousins contains a complete protein profile, all the B vitamins, vitamin C and E, and many minerals. It is amazing for the immune system and for reducing cholesterol and preventing the hardening of the arteries, a precursor to heart attacks and strokes.
Baobab powder provides potent antioxidants
Nutrient-dense baobab powder is an excellent source of antioxidants, with about 6 times the amount that berries have—so toss a tablespoon or two into your smoothie and keep those free radicals in check!
Baobab Foods Organic Baobab Fruit Powder is exceptionally nutrient-dense with one of the highest Antioxidant profiles of any fruit on the planet. It is a rich source of Vitamin C, packed with Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Potassium, and contains 50% dietary fiber which research has shown to be Prebiotic in nature.
Baobab powder is a rich source of vitamin C, which contributes to normal: Energy release.
Antioxidants, polyphenols, electrolytes, and fiber are among the many nutrients baobab delivers. Baobab (bey-oh-bab) is a citrus-like fruit native to Africa and Australia.
You’ll love the bright, fresh flavor it adds to smoothies and juices, and added to water, it makes a refreshing sports drink. Baobab also pairs well with yogurt, oatmeal, and baked goods.
Green leafy vegetables – Green leafy vegetables are so readily available and so highly nutritious, however, most people do not eat enough of them. Studies continuously confirm that populations that eat a diet high in green leafy vegetables run a far lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Fresh raw green leafy vegetables contain high doses of chlorophyll, easily digestible proteins, enzymes, and a wide range of vitamins and minerals. These particular vegetables act as mini-transfusions for the blood, a health tonic for the brain and immune system, and a cleanser of the kidneys. Try any of the following: rocket, spinach, dandelion greens, kale, watercress, parsley, lettuce, endive, chicory, broccoli sprouts, and mustard sprouts.
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