Super Greens Powder
Below you can find our green juice products for improved health and wellbeing. Ingredients include wheatgrass, spinach, spirulina, coconut water, natural vanilla, inulin, celery, lemon, matcha tea and more.
Supergreens - What Are They?
Term "super greens" is relatively new and was coined a few years ago to provide a definition for the group of green plants and vegetables that play a vital role in our health. More broadly, they are also known as "superfoods".
The premise is that superfoods have exceptional nutrient density. This may also include "superfruits", which generally is associated with fruits that can be highly beneficial in the diet.
A Combination Of Super Greens Powder And A Balanced Diet
The best way to consume supergreens is in combination with a well thought out and balanced diet. They will never be a complete substitute for fresh fruit and vegetables, but certainly can play a part in ensuring you encompass the right vitamins and minerals in your diet. Each ingredients in a supergreen product provides it's own unique benefits to the mind and body.
The term "balanced diet" can mean any number of things, and every person's body is different. Some people have a higher tolerance to higher intake of fats, and some to sugar. The most important thing to realises is that you need to start understanding your body, and how your body feels.
Our Ingredients - Why We Have Added Them
We have added 12 different ingredients to our Green Boost juice.
There has been a lot of hype about wheatgrass in the last few years. It's a grass that is closely related to wheat, and when dry looks like hay or straw. It's been part of holistic medicine all over the world for 1000's of years. It's denses in plant nutrients, and has been considered an anti-oxidant due to the presence of A,C, and E. It also is a good source of Vitamin K, B6, zinc, iron, selenium and manganese. A 2017 study reached the conclusion that wheat grass could be used a a supplemental treatment to cancer. There is also a 2015 study that suggests wheatgrass has antimicrobials properties.
2. Matcha Green Tea
Matcha green tea has been popular with healthy eating advocates for decades. It's packed with anti-oxidants including the powerful EGCg. It may boost metabolism and helps burns calories. It's also has been known to detoxify the body, calms the mind, is rich in fibre, chlorophyll and vitamins and provides a source of vitamin C. Other vitamins include selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. It's also been know to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol. For more information on the health benefits of Matcha green tea, see this article.
3. Celery Seed
Celery is really popular right now and the trend of drinking celery juice every morning on an empty stomach is now hugely popular all over the world. It's long been touted as a super green. Celery seeds have been used in eastern medicine for 1000's of years to treat ailments such as bronchitis, skin problems and the flu. They are rich in nutrients and essential minerals such as calcium, manganese and iron. They've also been know to provide benefits for bone health, promote red blood cell formation, and help with iron deficiency.
Spirulina has increased in popularity as a dietary supplement. It's a type of blue-green algae that is packed full nutrients and health benefits. These include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and vitamins B6, A and K. It's been know to lower cholesterol, and have a positive effect on blood lipids, which are fats in the blood. A study in 2013 suggests this claim. There is also a theory that Spirulina may treat mood disorders, the theory being that it's a source of tryptophan, and the amino acids support serotonin production. Serotonin is known to play a vital role in mental health.
No one really knows the origins of Spinach, but it's thought it was first cultivated as a food source in Persia. Even 1000 years ago it was know as a health food, and by the late 12th century it's cultivation had spread throughout Europe. It's rich in antioxidants, and is an extremely good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K. It also is high in magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium. The health benefits of Spinach have long been known. Also found in spinach is the anti-oxidant beta-carotene. Multiple studies have shown that it may help combat cancers such as breast, prostate and ovarian cancer.
You may ask why we added Lemon to our Green Boost Supergreens. It's no secret that lemons are high in vitamin C. They also contain flavonoids, that have anitoxidant and cancer fighting properties. Also attributed health benefits of lemons are improved heart health, weigh loss, prevents kidney stones, treats indigestion, reduces fever, improved dental health, soothes respiratory disorders, and can help fight infections. These are some of the long list of benefits of lemons on our health. More info here: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-lemon.html
Stevia is a natural sweetener. It also has some health benefits that you may not associate with this type of ingredient. While it's been touted to be an anti-microbial, anti-diarrheal, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and has immunomodulatory actions, the two most recognised benefits are helping high blood pressure, and high blood sugar/insulin resistance. There are many studies that indicate this. You can view this article for more information.
8. Coconut Water
Coconut water is has gained huge popularity of the last few years. It contain easily digestible carbohydrates, and electrolytes. It provides 100% natural energy and contains no artificial sugars. Contains potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium electrolytes. A natural source of B Vitamins.