The Benefits of Green Supplements
Most health and nutrition experts agree that eating more greens lowers chances for the development of chronic disease. Unfortunately, according to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, only 6 percent of Americans are eating enough vegetables on a daily basis.
An easy way for people to ensure adequate intake of vegetables is to try a green powder supplement. Most of these supplements contain young cereal grasses and algae, harvested when nutritional benefits are at their highest. At this state, grasses are closer to vegetables than grains, providing a multitude of vitamins and minerals that are lost when the grass matures. Dried at low temperatures and powdered, the combination of algae and grasses offers a rich source of many necessary daily nutrients.
In fact, young barley grass contains all the vitamins and minerals necessary for adequate daily nutrition. In addition to being high in vitamin B12, juice from barley grass contains seven times the vitamin C of oranges, five times the iron of spinach, and ten times the calcium of milk.
These are types of algae, which are high in protein and loaded with vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Spirulina is also an excellent source of vitamin E and beta-carotene and glycogen, a biologically active compound that generates quick energy.
Produced by working honeybees as food for potential queen bees, royal jelly contains acetylcholine, amino acids, B vitamins, minerals, and small amounts of testosterone. It boosts the metabolism of fats and supports good adrenal health and immune health.
Aloe vera contains oligosaccharides, which are carbohydrates that fight harmful bacteria like E. coli, Bordetella pertussis, and H. pylori. Oligosaccharides also help stabilize blood sugar and triglyceride levels.
EGCG is a potent polyphenol in green tea that encourages healthy amounts of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter that can boost energy and reduce inflammation in the brain.
These compounds help break down food for better digestion and absorption of nutrients. Digestive enzymes in All Day Energy Greens include protease for breakdown of proteins, amylase for digestion of carbohydrates, cellulose for breakdown of fiber, and lipase for digestion of fats.
An overly acidic environment promotes inflammation in the body and weakens the nervous system, the reproductive system, the respiratory system, and the skeletal system. Too much acid also affects the skin and immune health.
This healthy green supplement powder is made with plants free of pesticides and herbicides and cultivated with earth-friendly methods. It also contains no animal products, dairy, eggs, garlic, wheat, yeast, alcohol, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
The fine powder mixes well with liquid to make a refreshing beverage, sweetened with all-natural stevia. Absorbed by the body as a whole food, this drink promotes good overall health and all-day energy.