Eat your greens, they are good for you! We have heard this time and again but what do greens really do for us?
The benefits of greens have been recognized for ages, used traditionally as medicinal ingredients for topical and internal use. Current research indicates more specific benefits of greens include helping improve vision, boosting digestion, promoting a healthy gut flora, improving skin and generally helping us feel better.
Now, let’s jump in a bit deeper…
Green foods are abundant in chlorophyll which can be considered the life blood of plants and, in fact, what makes plants green. Chlorophyll gives us the building blocks to produce more hemoglobin, a protein which carries oxygen to all tissues and cells of the body. Eating green foods gives us energy, vitality and is really good for endurance.
Greens are also packed with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes and prebiotic fibers. They are abundantly high in phytonutrients which have benefits that include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions. Despite the high nutrition content of greens, keep in mind that they do not replace a multi-vitamin or a varied diet.
In our current world, it is more important than ever to detox or remove harmful substances from our bodies. Greens increase the flow of bile in our system which, in turn, aids in digestion of fats and in cleansing the body. Very simply, the more greens you consume, the more detox pathways are open. Especially when we are trying to keep our immune system functioning optimally – eat more greens.
However, most people do not get enough greens. Usually because they don’t want to procure them or prepare them. Luckily, a juiced greens superfood provides a convenient option and is streamlined to what is effective.
The number of greens products on the shelves can be overwhelming but not all products are built the same. Let’s go over some important factors to take into consideration when shopping for your greens and what makes Garden of Life Juiced Greens Superfood unique and the perfect choice.
Make sure your greens powder is ORGANIC! Greens powders are very concentrated products and the last thing you want your greens to contain is concentrated chemicals used in the growing process. Clean sourcing is of utmost importance in all products produced by Garden of Life, our Greens are no exception. Certifications include being USDA Organic and non-GMO Project Verified as well as being certified raw, vegan and gluten-free.
Look for a JUICED greens powder instead of a grass powder. Grasses are difficult to digest. By the time grasses leave your digestive tract, you would have lots of fiber and a good bowel movement but not much nutrient content. However, the nutrients may be liberated through juicing. Juiced grass powders are X6 times more concentrated than whole leaf grass powders.
Every serving of Garden of Life Raw Organic Perfect Food is like the best green juice an organic juice bar has to offer but in a powder. Along with the Green Juice Blend, both formulas contain additional benefits from a Fruit & Veggie Blend, Organic Sprout & Seed Blend, Raw Probiotics & Enzymes.
Perfect Food Greens Original is a source of antioxidants, helping to protect against oxidative cell damage caused by free radicals. It also promotes a favourable gut flora, helps digest proteins and supports gastrointestinal health. The original formula does not contain stevia making it perfect to add to protein powders which may taste too sweet, giving them a whole new punch and toning down the sweetness.
Perfect Food Greens Energizer gives all the benefits of the Original and then some with the addition of an Energy Blend containing Maca, Cordyceps and Vitamin B12. Some of the added benefits include helping in collagen formation, wound healing and immune system maintenance. This formula helps with both nutrient and energy metabolism offering a great boost to your day. It may also be used to replace a coffee if you are looking to do so.
Garden of Life takes pride in the quality of their products, choosing specific methods for growing, harvesting and processing that ensure optimal freshness and retain the highest nutrient content possible.