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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 phytochemicals 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 haemoglobin in blood is increased. Higher amounts of haemoglobin in the bloodstream means more oxygen-rich blood, the first and most important element that cells need to thrive. 

Spirulina

Many people promote Spirulina as a treatment for a range of metabolism and heart health issues, including weight loss, diabetes and high cholesterol, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). People may also recommend Spirulina as an aid for various mental and emotional disorders, including anxiety, stress, depression and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

Spirulina is said to help a range of eclectic health problems, including premenstrual symptoms and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease). A combination of zinc and Spirulina may help the body clear arsenic in people whose drinking water has unusually high levels. 

Wheatgrass

Many alternative health practitioners believe in wheatgrass as being highly beneficial. This superfood has a long list of purported benefits, including the following: 

  • Increases red blood-cell count; cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract; simulates metabolism;    and stimulates the thyroid gland. 
  • Reduces over-acidity in the blood and relieves peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, and other    gastrointestinal complaints. 
  • Detoxifies the liver and blood and chemically neutralizes environmental pollutants. 
  • Help oxygenate the blood. Keeping a tray of live wheatgrass near your bed may also enhance the oxygen in the air and generate healthful negative ions to help     improve your sleep. 
  • May help reduce damaging effects of radiation, courtesy of the enzyme SOD (an anti-inflammatory compound). 

Chlorella

As a medicine, chlorella is used for preventing cancer, reducing radiation treatment side effects, stimulating the immune system, improving response to flu vaccine, increasing white blood cell counts (especially in people with HIV infection or cancer), and preventing colds.  Chlorella is also used to increase “good” bacteria in the intestine, in order to improve digestion and to help treat ulcers, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and diverticulosis. 

Chlorella is a powerful detoxification aid for heavy metals and other pesticides. Numerous research projects in the U.S. and Europe indicate that chlorella can also aid the body in breaking down persistent hydrocarbon and metallic toxins such as mercury, cadmium, lead, DDT and PCB while strengthening the immune system response. In Japan, interest in chlorella has focused largely on its detoxifying properties - its ability to remove or neutralize poisonous substances from the body. 

Barley Grass

Barley is a multi-nutrient rich superfood loaded with vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. It contains an abundance of electrolytes such as magnesium, phosphorous and potassium along with other essential minerals such as zinc, iron and calcium. 

The nutrient profile of barley grass makes it a ‘wonder tonic’ which protects the cellular DNA from destruction, improves the body’s ability to deal with stress and keeps the cholesterol in control. It also encourages agility along with physical and mental fitness. Barley grass is a blood builder and helps purify it. Vitamin E in barley grass contributes in regulating the hormonal balance, and vitamin K plays a key role in maintaining normal bone metabolism of the body. The enzymes and other useful components, such as glutaminic acid present in barley grass acts as neurotransmitters and works against senility as well as concentration and learning disorders. Include barley grass in your diet to experience and overall strengthening and invigorating effects on the body.

 

Source: foodmatters.tv, webmd.com, healingdaily.com, articles.mercola.com, organicfacts.net