Vital Super Greens - What Are They?
The term "super greens powder" 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 Vital Super Green Powder And A Balanced Diet
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.
The best way to consume super greens is in combination with a well thought out and balanced diet, and get the best vitamins and minerals from a chlorophyll based product. 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 super green product provides it's own unique element to the mind and body. It's also important to understand the difference between certified organic and organic greens. If a product is not certified, that doesn't mean it's not organic greens, it just means it hasn't been through the certification process.
Frequently Asked Questions About Green Powders
What are super green powders?
A. Super greens or commonly known as super greens powders, are dehydrated and carefully dried green vegetable that are then ground into a powder. They can be used as an alternative to whole greens vegetables as the retain much of their nutrient and mineral value. You can check out our 2019 greens powder reviews here.
What are some of the common green powder vegetables?
A. Almost any vegetable can be used but common greens are wheatgrass, matcha green tea, spirulina, stevia, celery seed, and barley grass, and have an alkalising effect.
How do you consume super green powders?
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 health improvements to the mind and body.
Some of the common ways to consume include a smoothie, added to a protein smoothie, added to apple juice, and the greens powders can also be measured in grams to make sure you have the optimum proportion of protein and super green food powder.
What health benefits can you expect by consuming them?
There are potentially many health reasons but some that you may experience are improved energy, detoxification, acid reduction in the body, improved mental clarity, reduced stress, and reduced recovery time after strenuous exercise.
Our products being green, have all the health features of chlorophyll based products.
Do You Sell Your Super Green Powder In Chemist Warehouse?
A. No, currently we are only in a handful of bricks and mortar retail outlets in Australia. We may approach Chemist Warehouse to stock our super greens products in the future.
Do You Sell Your Super Greens Powder in Woolworths, Coles Or Aldi?
No, currently we are only in a handful of bricks and mortar retail outlets. We may approach Coles, Woolworths and Aldi to stock our super greens products in the future.
Is your powder suitable for kids?
Yes. In fact one of the reasons we worked so hard on the taste is so it was more palatable for children and kids. We also stock Morlife Kids Greens Powder in our range.
Does You Powder Expire?
Most products will have an expiry date added to the label. in general, most powders will have a 12 month expiry from production. We offer our product to customers soon after production, so our superfood mix offer is always fresh.
Can Greens Powder Be Added To Coffee?
Yes greens powder can be added to coffee or protein powders. . However in general the powder will maintain it's efficacy if taken with cool liquid.
Is Green Powder Vegan?
Yes. Are our super greens are completely vegan
Is Greens Powder Gluten Free?
Are Greens Powders A Waste Of Money?
Of course we don't think so, in fact far from it. There are many studies indicating the health improvements, however the best evidence is anecdotal, with our customers telling us the improvements they are seeing. You can read about some of them here.
How To Make The Best Super Greens Powder Taste Good?
Luckily this is not something you need to worry about with Curavita. It's one of the features we wanted in our powder. We worked really hard to make sure it tastes great.
Our Ingredients - Why We Have Added Them
We have added 12 different ingredients to our Green Boost juice formula.
There has been a lot of hype about the popular greens 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. Wheat grass is dense 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. It's sometimes confused with barley grass so make sure you check labels on products.
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 Matcha green tea, see this 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 Super Greens. It's no secret that lemons are high in vitamin C. They also contain flavonoids, that have anitoxidant and cancer fighting properties.
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, andelectrolytes. It provides 100% natural energy and contains no artificial sugars.
Contains potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium electrolytes. A natural source of B Vitamins.
9. Natural Vanilla
We've added natural vanilla not only for appealing flavour, but also it has some health benefits that maybe you didn't know about.
Known benefits include improving mental performance, anti inflammatory properties, anti-oxidant properties and can also lower cholesterol.
We probably don't need to talk much about Tumeric. There are 1000's of articles and anecdotal evidence of the health benefits of this amazing super food. Everything from improving arthritis symptoms.
A 2006 study showed turmeric was more effective at preventing joint inflammation than reducing joint inflammation. It has been used in India and the sub continent for 1000's of years as an ingredient in cooking and food.
11. Black Pepper
We use black pepper in our blend to improve the efficacy of tumeric. A study in 1998 does indicate that a molecule in black pepper, piperine, can help the absorption of curcumin, the main active in Tumeric.
Black pepper also has it's own health benefits so it makes sense to have it in our blend.
Inulin occurs in many foods including banana, chicory, barley, onion and wheat along with many others.
It can play a preventative role against gastrointestinal complications such as constipation, can enhance the absorption of minerals and stimulates the immune system. It can also help replace dietary fiber. It is a natural pre-biotic (not probiotic).