In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, it’s only fitting to discuss the power of greenfoods. Do you eat on the run? Do you eat less than the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables? Spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and other nutritious fruits and vegetables should form the basis of a good healthy diet, but nutrition surveys consistently show that most Americans eat more convenience and fast foods, and less fresh fruits and vegetables. The result is that most Americans are not getting the full benefit of these nutritious foods. Enter green foods! Green foods include a variety of nutrient dense plants and organisms, including spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass, barley grass and vegetables, carefully processed into fresh juices, powders, capsules or tablets. Greenfoods powders can be mixed into juice, water or smoothies. I use a greenfoods powder in juice on most mornings, just to get started on the right foot, nutritionally speaking. They are the perfect solution for eating on-the-run, helping to fill in the gaps where the current diet may be lacking.
Benefits of using greenfoods:
- Energizing – They are rich in nutrients and proteins that nourish the body, green foods provide a non-stimulating form of natural energy.
- Alkalizing - They promote healthy acid/alkaline balance in the body.
- Digestive Support – Greenfoods are a good source of enzymes, which support digestive health in the body.
- Antioxidant Protection - They supply a wealth of vitamins and phytonutrients that protect cells against free radical damage.
- Source of Protein – Greenfoods supply amino acids and proteins that are easily digested and utilized by the body.
- Rich in Vitamins and Minerals – Greenfoods provide a variety of vitamins and minerals in easily absorbed forms.
- Source of Chlorophyll - Chlorophyll's chemical structure is very close to hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in human blood. Chlorophyll is often used as a blood builder and overall tonic.