So what actually constitutes a Super Green?
Well, greens that pack in a truck load of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes and that are easily absorbed by the body – have ‘superpowers’ or at least we like to believe they do!
They contain high levels of chlorophyll and antioxidants. They are believed to help boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, detoxify and aid in healthy digestion.
Spirulina – An organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. Spirulina was consumed by the Aztecs way back in the day but it only became popular again when NASA proposed it as a top nutritional option for astronauts. It contains Protein, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, Copper and Iron. Not to mention traces of Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese and even trace amounts of almost every other nutrient we need.
Pea Protein – A great vegan replacement for the traditional Whey protein. Pea Protein aids weight loss, reduces the risk of kidney disease, increases muscle thickness, regulates blood sugar and supports a healthy heart.
Chlorella – Touted as one of the most nutrient dense superfoods in the world, Chlorella contains Protein, Vitamin A, B2, B3, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, B1, B6 and phosphorus. It helps the body to detoxify heavy metals, supports the immune system, promotes weight loss and lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Barley Grass – Refers to the young soft shoots which crop up on the barley plant. Its high in vitamins, electrolytes and essential minerals. Some of the greatest benefits of Barley Grass are that it has an impressive antioxidant power, it’s a natural detoxifier, it boosts the immune system, prevents the onset of cancer, protects against UV damage, reduces excess acidity in the body and helps in preventing the signs of premature aging.
Kale – We all know about this famous cruciferous vegetable, but do you know why its so good? Let us explain!
Kale is great for digestion because it’s packed with fibre. It’s high in iron, making it an amazing choice for vegans and vegetarians. It’s high in Vitamin K, the handy little vitamin that fights against numerous types of cancer. It’s a powerful antioxidant and great for anti-inflammatory purposes. It’s high in vitamins A and C, calcium and great for detoxing too.
Wheatgrass – Was such a buzz until people realised it tasted hmmm, not great!
That being said, it can be consumed in powder form and is just as beneficial – it helps to oxygenate the body, boosts metabolism, alkalises the body and is antibacterial. It helps to rebuild blood cells, restores fertility and balances hormones, detoxifies and purifies the liver, regulates blood sugar, is antibacterial, prevents tooth decay, fights skin conditions, assists with sleep and improves mental well-being.
Alfalfa – This little green living superfood is one of our favourites and you can grow it in a jar! It reduces the risk of breast cancer because they are a great source of isoflavones and other phytoestrogens which are plant compounds that mimic human oestrogen. It helps minimise menopausal symptoms and excessive menstruation. Prevents osteoporosis, lowers blood glucose levels, they are full of antioxidants and anti-aging agents. They are also a great source of Vitamin C.
Broccoli – Another cruciferous vegetable and a favourite amongst many! Here are its benefits – Cancer prevention, cholesterol reduction, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, improves bone health and heart health, an awesome high fibre option and great for detoxification.
Spinach – This lovely little leaf is brilliant cooked or raw, in salads and much more! The benefits are endless. Detoxifying, assists in weight loss, keeps your eyes healthy, strengthens bones, reduces hypertension, mmune boosting, anti-aging, combats hair loss and heals acne.
The evidence above is all you need to realize that the more of these you can get into your diet the better!
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