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5 Green Superfoods We Love!

January 19, 2017 / Food, Wellness




Going Green? Need more Green? Here are our 4 favorite green superfoods right now! They are power packed with so many wonderful ingredients and can really give you the nutritional boost you have been missing!

 

Matcha

A very powerful antioxidant that has been shown to lower blood sugar and cholesterol, it detoxes the body as well as boosts the metabolism, promotes weight-loss and has mood enhancing properties.

Nutrient Highlights: High in fiber, potassium, iron and vitamin C. Contains L-theanine an amino acid (promotes relaxation and improves brain function) and Epigallocatechin gallate (powerful antioxidant).

 

A great substitute for caffeine and to get the digestive system going. Drink it as tea, a latte, or put it in a smoothie.

 

Spirulina

This nutrient is a blood builder, detoxifier and immune system booster. It contains rich amount of antioxidants. This food is an amazing source of protein that will help repair muscles after exercise and will help purify your body as it works to rebuild it!

Nutrient Highlights: Spirulina contains a crazy amount of protein, about 65-71% of it is protein! It contains 18 amino acids and 8 essential amino acids. Has an abundant amount of chlorophyll, enzyme and phytonutrients. Contains vitamin A, B1, B2, E and K, also has gamma-linolenic acid (anti-inflammatory fatty acid)

 

Add it to smoothies or a substitute for blue food coloring! Also comes in a pill form that can be taken daily.

 

Wheat Grass

Boosts metabolism, balance pH, rebuilds blood, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, rebuilds damaged cells, purifies and detoxifies blood and liver, balances hormones, improves digestion, eyesight, quality of skin, reduces inflammation and boosts immune system.

Nutrient Highlights: 17 amino acids, fiber, vitamins A, B-complex, C, K, and E, minerals, electrolytes, riboflavin, selenium, Iron and chlorophyll (blood builder).

 

Comes in a powder, fresh grass or juice. You can add powder to water or smoothie!

 

Kelp (seaweed)

Improves thyroid function, supports memory, fights allergies, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and helps detox the body.

Nutrient Highlights: High amount of minerals, fucose (antiviral essential sugar), Xylose (antibacterial and antifungal essential sugar), galactose (essential sugar speeds up healing). Iodine (thyroid support and immune system)

 

It’s sushi time! It can be bought in sheets to be made into wraps, chips or as a salad topping. Also can be found in supplement form.

 

Aloe Vera

Contains specific polysaccharides that help to lubricate joints and calm the symptoms of arthritis. It can be helpful to resolve all types of digestive issues. It has been shown to aid in weight-loss and help build muscle mass. It has powers to kill yeast (candida) and help dissolve built up mucus in the body which will promote the absorption of nutrients.

Nutrient Highlights: Vitamin A, C and E, plus a whole host of minerals and antioxidants. It contains amino acids and enzymes that will help with digestion. Contains polysaccharides (lubricating complex carbohydrates).

 

Can be used topically or internally as a juice or gel. Be sure to read labels to get the right kind for the intended use!