Spirulina, Chlorella, Barley Grass and Wheat Grass. These are a few of my favourite greens, and this is why you should be filling your beautiful body with them.
Spirulina, considered to be one of the richest natural whole food sources, is a microscopic freshwater plant (basically: it’s a type of algae). Containing over 100 nutrients – more than any other plant or herb – it is an incredibly nutritious superfood, easily absorbed, supporting energy, weight loss and cleansing. Weight for weight, spirulina contains 300% more protein than meat, poultry or fish, and 58 times more iron than spinach. It is also an incredibly rich source of chlorophyll, antioxidants (including beta-carotene and vitamin E), and vitamin B12. As vegetarian diets often lack both iron and vitamin B12, Spirulina provides a great alternative!
Chlorella, another algae, contains more chlorophyll than any other plant. Chlorophyll is an amazing source of antioxidants, but also works to alkalise the body, promoting detoxification and protecting from damage or disease. In addition to its rich supply of chlorophyll, Chlorella also boasts a big boost of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, essential fatty acids to help cleanse the body.
Barley Grass is actually one of my favourite super greens, and it has a very palatable taste compared to the others (I’d far sooner pour a spoonful of barley grass into my smoothie than Spirulina!). Highly alkalising, it contains – weight for weight – 200% more calcium than milk, 500% more vitamin C than oranges, 500% more iron than spinach, and 200% the fibre of bran. It’s also a great source of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, zinc, magnesium and selenium, and antioxidants such as beta-carotene and super oxide dismutase (SOD).
Finally, the wonderful Wheat Grass, which shares a lot of the benefits of Barley Grass. It is a source of 24% more protein than meat, fish, dairy or eggs, and boasts a supply of 800% more iron than spinach and 300% more calcium than milk. Wheat Grass may provide the major vitamins, minerals and basic proteins that your body requires to function at its best and healthiest. It is also full of antioxidants and chlorophyll.
Together, these four super green wholefoods can be easily added to your daily diet to help boost your energy, alkalise your body, and help it to cleanse and detoxify. Try adding them to your smoothies, raw goodies, and salad dressings, or in nutritional tablet form.
You can take all of the above super greens in powder or tablet form, separately or all rolled into one. I would highly recommend the Synergy range, which is super easy and affordable to get hold of – they are Australian and totally organic. I’ve been on the Super Greens tablets for the past six weeks, and have already noticed a massive difference in my skin and oxidation results, amongst other lovely perks.
Do you incorporate super greens in your diet? What do you think?
References: Synergy Natural.