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Go Super!: 10 Easily-available green organic superfoods to amp up your diet!

By dadas dadas

Jan 20

Go Super!: 10 Easily-available green organic superfoods to amp up your diet!

While we may have been stubborn about eating our greens as kids, it turns out that there’s a good reason why our parents forced us to chomp them down. And there are even more of these merits in green organic superfoods because they are a super way to get nutrients. With high concentrations of easy-to-digest vitamins and minerals, they are more efficient in keeping our bodies healthy and protecting us from diseases.

If that description makes you want to try out a greener and more organic diet, here are some superfoods you should try out:

  • Alfalfa sprouts

    A great source of essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, alfalfa sprouts are great for cleansing the blood and preventing cholesterol absorption. These properties may contribute towards protecting against diseases like cancer and osteoporosis, among others.
    Cleaned properly, alfalfa sprouts can be eaten raw in salads or sandwiches.
  • Broccoli sprouts

    Similar looking to alfalfa sprouts but with a flavor akin to radishes, these young broccoli plants are used to prevent prostate, colon, and breast cancer; macular degeneration; and high blood pressure, among others. Its excellent fiber content keeps the intestines clean and assists in weight loss.

    Broccoli sprouts can be eaten in sandwiches or salads, as a replacement for other crunchy vegetables. Additionally, their texture makes them excellent toppings on baked potatoes.

  • Chlorella

    It may surprise you to know that this type of freshwater algae is actually a good source of more than 20 vitamins and minerals like beta-carotene, iron and calcium.

    Chlorella is typically used to make tablets and liquid extracts which boast the “chlorella growth factor”, a water-soluble extract which is best known for promoting healthy growth enhancement. Additionally, chlorella protects the body from absorbing too much cholesterol and prevents artery hardening.

  • Kale

    This relative of the broccoli recently gained a boost among health-conscious folk because of the abundance of calcium, lutein, iron, and vitamins in the vegetable, making it a great antioxidant and protector against various cancers.

    Food lovers have also embraced the kale because of its versatility. It can be used in salads, soups and burgers. People have also made chips and smoothies out of kale. Steamed kale has also been known to help lower cholesterol.

  • Collard greens

    A staple in the Southern USA, collards are rich in vitamin C and soluble fibers. Their high nutrient content makes them excellent antiviral, antibacterial and anti-cancer foods. Particularly, collards have effect on how estrogen functions in the body, reducing breast cancer risk.

    Collards are typically prepared with other green leafy vegetables such as turnip greens, mustard greens, and the aforementioned kale. Collard greens are also traditionally eaten with cornbread as a side for barbecued ribs.

  • Barley grass

    Thanks to the fibers and vitamins A and E contained in this superfood, barley grass can help lower blood sugar and blood pressure while promoting healthy weight loss. The plant is also used to prevent cancer and treat skin boils and bronchitis.

    Barley grass is a popular juicing ingredient, especially for those interested in detoxifying their bodies.

  • Spirulina

    A cultivated blue-green algae, spirulina has a high protein, iron, mineral, and probiotics content. According to studies, spirulina can help control blood sugar and insulin levels, which makes it a great food for diabetics.

    Powdered spirulina can be used in smoothies, puddings, and energy bars.

  • Spinach

    Popeye’s favorite food is a great help in treating respiratory, urinary and tooth conditions. They have been known to protect the skin and keep vision bright. Additionally, spinach has been found to provide significant protection against certain aggressive cancers.

    One of the more ubiquitous members of the green superfood family, spinach can be used in soups, smoothies, salad and even as chips.

  • Wheat grass

    A known metabolism stimulator, wheat grass is great for controlling weight, heightening energy levels, and strengthening the immune system. It’s also useful for removing cancer-causing agents, drug and heavy metal deposits, and toxins from the body.

    Wheat grass extract is popularly mixed in with smoothies although there are commercially-available bottled wheat grass juices.

  • Parsley

    Most popularly used as a garnish for various dishes, this popular herb is actually also used to make some medicines. Parsley contains vitamins A, K, C and folate, as well as folic acid.

    Sufferers of urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and constipation may find some ease through the use of parsley powder or parsley-based medicines. Applied directly onto the skin, parsley can stimulate hair growth, aid chapped or cracked skin, insect bites, and protect against lice.

It’s lucky that the organic supergreens mentioned above are easy to find in our leading supermarkets and health food stores, so that we can reap the benefits of these nutritionally rich foods without having to search high and low.

Of course, for a super easy way to consume the proper servings of thee superfoods, there’s pHresh Products’ pHresh greens Raw Alkalizing Superfoods. This is a combination of those ten green superfoods plus more, providing you 3-4 servings of raw greens in just one teaspoon. And it’s very easy to drink up in water, juice, or a smoothie. Learn all about it here.

Photo Credit: James Louis

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