From increasing vitality and boosting brainpower to losing weight and preventing disease – is there anything supergreens can’t do?
Kermit was mistaken – it IS easy being green! Eating more supergreens – think: spinach, broccoli, collards, kale, spirulina, barley grass and chlorella – has many positive effects on your health. They taste great, too, especially in a supergreens concentrated powder formula which you can easily add to juice, smoothies and Buddha bowls. Read on to discover how three of our favourite supergreens can change your life.
This is one of the world’s most nutritious vegetables, being an excellent source of vitamins C and A, plus folate, calcium, magnesium and iron. The phytonutrients in spinach, particularly its flavonoids, are important in cancer prevention and fighting cardiovascular disease by countering the oxidation of cholesterol and production of free radicals that cause arterial blockages. Its generous magnesium content plays a role in warding off heart attack and stroke.
A king hitter in the anti-cancer stakes, broccoli is a rich source of vitamins C, K, A, B6 and E, as well as folate. Among its slew of positive health benefits are the following: it boosts immune function, prevents cataracts, and improves oestrogen metabolism, which in turn reduces the risk of some oestrogen-dependent cancers.
Kale is another brilliant cancer-fighting supergreen, especially in the prevention of breast cancer, thanks to glucosinalate, which is directly converted into cancer-protective isothiocyanates. It is incredibly nutritious: a 100g portion provides two and a half times your daily requirement for vitamin C. It’s also a great supergreen if you are planning a detox, because it breaks down toxins in the liver.
Health hero: White Wolf Greens
At Go Vita, we’re big fans of this greens range for gut health and immunity. There are three tasty variants, Strawberry Mint, Chocolate Malt and Lemon Twist, each containing these blends of ingredients:
*A world-first blend of the antiparasitic essential oils thyme, peppermint, oregano and clove plus gut-specific raw organic wholefoods, to improve gut health and increase nutrient absorption while decreasing bloating.
*Their immune support and nutrient uptake blend includes Cell Charge™, a complex blend of concentrated polyphenols, electrolytes and fulvic minerals which increases the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. This blend also includes larch arabinogalactan, which may increase healthy gut bacteria like Lactobacillus and could also boost the immune system and lower cholesterol.
*A blend of nutrient-dense raw organic functional foods, such as pomegranate, blueberries, ginger and purple carrot, which contain a vast array of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to increase the diversity of healthy gut bacteria and create a balanced microbiome.
*An anti-inflammatory enzyme and mineral support blend to help reduce symptoms of arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as decrease the risk of inflammation-driven diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.
*A pre/probiotic gut repair blend of apple pectin, bromelain, larch and green banana starch to rebuild and reset gut health and improve digestion by supporting the growth of healthy bacteria and other gut-friendly organisms.