Wheatgrass, Kelp and the Super Greens
Do you feel a little less than in tip top condition? You can bring some real zing into your life and gain some real health benefits just by embracing things such as wheatgrass, kelp, and the other super green foods. Read on for more information.
The Benefits of Wheatgrass
Wheat grass is one of the super green foods and for good reason. It is high in chlorophyll and minerals and it can be found fresh or as part of a super greens supplement. You can even grow wheat grass in your own home. The enzymes found in wheatgrass help to loosen debris in the lower bowel and also helps the body to absorb food. It also contains an antioxidant enzyme called supper dismutase (SOD), which protects against cellular mutation, making it helpful for treating aging and degenerative diseases. Wheatgrass is also an energy booster and blood purifier. It contains glycogen which is quickly translated to energy in the body. Wheatgrass can also strengthen the bodily tissues, lower cholesterol, improve blood flow, and act as an anti inflammatory.
The Benefits of Kelp
Kelp is considered to be the most completely mineralised food – that is, it contains the most minerals. One of the most important of these is iodine, which is very important in order for the thyroid gland to function as it should. The thyroid helps to regulate the metabolism and weight.
As well as its importance for the thyroid, kelp is also antibacterial and an antioxidant. It has diuretic, emollient and expectorant properties. Kelp can strengthen the blood and immune systems and it can also help to lower cholesterol in the body. It can also help break down protein and stimulate the regeneration of blood cells.
About Super Greens
Chlorophyll is part of all green plants and one of the main reasons why super greens have their name. Chlorophyll is nearly identical to haemoglobin and it is this similarity that makes it so easy for the body to accept it. Chlorophyll increases the haemoglobin count in blood, which is important as haemoglobin is the substance that binds to oxygen in the blood. Essentially, the more haemoglobin there is the more oxygen rich the blood is. Chlorophyll also detoxifies the blood, deactivating carcinogens and removing drug deposits. It also stops bacteria from growing in the digestive tract as well stopping yeasts and fungi. It gets rid of bad breath and also acts like an internal deodorant. Good sources of chlorophyll in the super greens include chlorella, spirulina and alfalfa but all super greens contain high levels of chlorophyll.
Most super green formulations are a mix of cereal grasses (wheatgrass, barley, etc), micro algae (spirulina etc), and kelp. As well as the chlorophyll, you’ll find that they are high in vitamins, protein, minerals, enzymes, lipids, carotenoids, and other substances that really help to promote health. Super greens are very easy to digest, are of extremely high nutritional value, and are naturally probiotic, thus promoting the growth of good bacteria in the body.
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