We have heard our parents and doctors say that greens are good for health, and green superfoods are much better! If you eat fresh leafy greens every day, you can easily prevent a lot of health problems and diseases.
The green superfoods contain high amounts of fat burning elements, easily digestible nutrients, vitamins and minerals that heal the body and keep you healthy inside out.
Green superfoods also contain several other beneficial compounds including healthy bacteria, protective photo-chemicals, and proteins that aid in building healthier muscles and tissues. They help boost your immune system, digestive function, and keep you protected against illness.
Super green foods are rich sources of antioxidants, carotenoids, selenium, and zinc. Their protein content is 95% assimilable. These green superfoods have a superior biological value than any other vegetable protein. They are also comprised of over 2,000 enzymes that are helpful in balancing the pH level in the body.
These foods are tremendously rich in chlorophyll, the pigment that imparts green color to the foods. Its molecular structure is quite similar to human blood, and studies have proved that when consumed, chlorophyll aids in increasing the hemoglobin count in blood, which in turn means oxygen-rich blood. Some of the popular green foods are as follow:
When the wheat seed sprouts, you get the highly nutritious wheat grass. They do not contain any allergic agents or gluten, unlike the whole grains.
Wheat grass is highly beneficial for promoting healthy blood, and it helps in stabilizing the thyroid gland to promote metabolism. It also aids in digestion and promotes weight loss due to its cleansing effect and high enzyme content.
We will learn more about this superfood in the upcoming chapters. We will learn more about this superfood in detail later in this book.
Barley grass is super green food as it contains about eleven times more calcium than cow’s milk; seven times more bio-flavonoids and Vitamin C than orange juice; and five times more iron than spinach.
Furthermore, it contains high amounts of Vitamin B12, which makes it an important food for vegetarians. It also contains anti-viral properties that help neutralizes heavy metals like mercury in the blood. We will learn more about this superfood in detail later in this book.
Wild blue-green algae:
Algae are known as the first form of life on Earth and they are a powerhouse of nutrition.
Phyto-plankton, the wild blue-green algae contains essential nutrients, including 60 percent protein content and a whole amino acid profile that are better than soy beans or beef.
They are also rich in beta carotene, chlorophyll, and B vitamins. They are known to boost the memory and brain function, enhance the immune system, and provide protection against viruses, colds and flu. We will learn more about this superfood in detail later in this book.
This is a cultivated form of micro-algae that has been used by the indigenous people in Africa and Mexico since centuries. It contains the highest amount of protein sources available in the planet.
As this superfood helps regulate the blood sugar levels, it is recommended for diabetics to help them in weight loss and as a nutritional supplement. We will learn more about this superfood in detail later in this book.
This is fresh water algae and similar to other forms of algae found on earth, it also contains an all-inclusive protein profile including B vitamins, vitamin C and E, and other important minerals.
It works great for supporting the immune system, and aids in reducing cholesterol and avoiding the hardening of the arteries, heart attacks and strokes. We will learn more about this superfood in detail later in this book.
Green leafy vegetables:
As already discussed in the earlier chapters, green leafy vegetables are useful to keep you healthy from inside and prevent several type of diseases.
These superfoods are available readily and they are highly nutritious. Several studies have shown that people who consume a diet high in leafy vegetables have lower risk of heart disease or cancer.
Fresh and organic green vegetables contain chlorophyll, enzymes and an array of vitamins and minerals that make them function like mini-transfusions for the blood.
They also work like a good health tonic for brain and immune system. It also helps in cleansing toxic substances from kidneys. Some recommended green leafy vegetables are spinach, dandelion greens, endive, chicory, parsley, rocket, watercress, lettuce, kale, broccoli sprouts and mustard sprouts.