I’m still coming to grips with getting enough leafy greens in my diet but I am here to recruit you to my cause to eat more! You might not know all of the good things that greens can do for you, so read on. Super green foods come from young cereal grasses like wheat, barley, rye, alfalfa, oats, kelp, chlorella and many others as well. These have a whole lot of nutrients in them; they even have more nutrients than spinach, eggs, broccoli, chicken in calcium, iron, protein and all of the other categories as well. So it would be better for you to opt for super greens.
- Super greens have chlorophyll, a substance found in all plants. This substance acts as a blood detoxifier, helping to increase circulation to all your organs. It also works to reduce body odor by absorbing odor-causing compounds, naturally removing them through bowel movements. I like to refer to dark greens as nature’s body mint!
- Super greens are the only vegetables that can help animals maintain their weight, strength and good health even if it is consumed alone?
- Super greens are filled with phytochemicals — which are naturally occurring in plants that are thought to possess disease-fighting properties and play a potentially important role in fighting cancer and heart disease. Recent research demonstrates that they stimulate enzymes that breakdown carcinogens into harmless substances, and appear to be particularly protective against stomach and intestinal cancers.
If you still aren’t convinced to load up your plate with more greens it is easy to get your daily dose in a powder form.
I use Organic Super Greens by Organisource, which is chock full of super green goodness. A little breakdown of the ingredients:
SUPER FOODS Kale•Spirulina•Spinach
These are no ordinary greens! The dark green pigment and chlorophyll give these super greens major antioxidant powers. Supergreens are high in phytonutrients, provide digestive enzymes, are a good source of fiber and help to heal our tissues. I used to take spirulina alone and then drink another green powder drink. But now all I have to do is mix up one batch of yummy goodness. Spirulina is also extremely high in protein, so if you are vegan or vegetarian, you should definitely be taking this supplement on the regular.
PROTEIN FRUITS: Blueberries•Raspberries•Strawberries•Apple
Protein fruits protect against free radicals – or unstable molecules, that cause damage to your cells, tissues, and DNA. Unchecked free radical activity has been linked to cancer, heart disease. Scientists have found berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits (measured as ORAC). These berries have an #ORACscore ranging from 1750-2000. (To put that into perspective, there are only 4 foods higher than this- Goji berries being the highest with an ORAC score of 25,300). If you are into #ketogenicweightloss or are attempting to eat less, carbs then you already know that these berries have a low amount of net carbs (3-3.5).
HEALTHY FIELDS BLEND: Flax•Barleygrass•Wheatgrass
Flaxseeds has more polyphenol antioxidants than blueberries, more omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, and a unique fiber named mucilage, rarely found in foods. Flaxseed also decreases the ratio of bad cholesterol to good, and works to protect blood vessels from inflammation. Wheatgrass contains all nine essential amino acids, and is packed with chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals all offering a long list of benefits. Barleygrass is a multi-nutrient rich super food that is loaded with vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E and K. It has is brimming with electrolytes (magnesium, phosphorous, potassium) and essential minerals (zinc, iron, calcium).
GARDEN PRODUCE BLEND: Tomato • Carrot • Beets
Carrots are a good source of Vitamin A also an antioxidant, which works to support cognitive function, eye health, and may promote healthy looking skin. In terms of conventional antioxidants, organic tomatoes (of which this powder is made) provide natural amounts of vitamin C, beta-carotene, manganese a
So go out there and start eating more super greens — in whichever form you like! After all you want to be healthy right?
Get your Supergreens Powder here