HOW “SUPER” ARE SUPERFOODS?
Last month we introduced the Moringa powder, one of our favorite Superfood product. And this month we talk about two other amazing Superfoods; Spirulina and Wheatgrass powder. Together with Moringa they are the three ingredients contained in our Superfood Smoothie Mix “Basic Nutrition”, one of the HealtHut most popular product.
What is Spirulina? Spirulina is 100% natural and a highly nutritious micro salt water plant. This spiral shaped algae is a rich food source. For a long time (centuries) this algae has constituted a significant part of the diet of many communities. Since the 1970’s, Spirulina has been well known and widely used as a dietary supplement.
Spirulina Nutrition Facts: Spirulina contains rich vegetable protein (60~ 63 %, 3~4 times higher than fish or beef), multi Vitamins (Vitamin B 12 is 3~4 times higher than animal liver), which is particularly lacking in a blankvegetarian diet. It contains a wide range of minerals (including Iron, Potassium, Magnesium Sodium, Phosphorus, Calcium etc.), a high volume of Beta- carotene which protects cells (5 time more than carrots, 40 time more than spinach), high volumes of gamma-Linolein acid (which can reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease).
Health Benefits of Spirulina: Boost the Immune System – Improve Digestion – Reduce fatigue – Build Endurance – Nature’s Detoxifier – Cleanse the body – Boost Energy Levels – Control Appetite – Maintain Healthy Cardiovascular function – Support the Liver and Kidneys – Reduce Inflammation – Benefit People Who Suffer from Allergies – and more.
What is Wheatgrass? Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. Chlorophyll, which makes up over 70% of the solid content of wheatgrass juice is the basis of all plant life.The chlorophyll molecule is very similar in structure to the haemoglobin molecule, the oxygen carrier in our blood. Wheatgrass juice is an excellent blood tonic, increasing the haemoglobin content of the blood and improving oxygen transport, it is thus helpful with people suffering anaemia.
Wheatgrass Nutrition Facts: According to the authors of the October 2015 study in the Journal of Pharmacy & BioAllied Sciences, wheatgrass benefits can be credited to its nutritional content. Wheatgrass nutrition includes chlorophyll, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, minerals like calcium and manganese. Additionally, 17 amino acids all play a role in the impressive health benefits of wheatgrass.
A July 2018 study in the Journal of Food Science states that the nutrients found in wheatgrass can efficiently reduce oxidative stress absorbed by the human body when consumed in powder form.
Health Benefits of Wheatgrass: Aids Digestion – Facilitates Formation Of RBCs And WBCs – Promotes Weight Loss – Restores pH Balance – Has Cleansing And Detoxifying Properties – Treats Anemia – Helps Reduce The After Effects Of Chemotherapy – Helps Improve Blood Glucose Levels – Treats Hemorrhoids – Promotes Dental Health – Provides Relief From Pain And Inflammation – Is Beneficial For Eyes – Prevents Varicose Veins – Treats Foul Breath – Increases Libido – Reduces Food Cravings – Improves Immunity – and more.
How to use Superfood Powder? Depending the item, serving size vary from a half tsp to two tsp of the powder. Then you can mix it with any (healthy) beverage you like or just water and some fresh lime or lemon juice. You can also use our water Kefir or Kombucha to get Probiotic and enzymes. You can consume any Superfood you want to prevent deseases, to treat a specific condition or to improve your current state of health. Some people consume only one Superfood, some consume more than ten in one single smoothie. For instance, imagine you take all the health benefits of each of the three Superfoods that are Moringa, Spirulina and Wheatgrass, and you put them together. Then you get our “Basic Nutrition”
Basic Nutrition Superfood Smoothie Mix.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving = 6.67g) Calories: 17.9 – Total Fat: 0.18g – Total Carbs: 2.41g (2.12g Net carbs) – Protein: 2.85g % Daily Value (based on the 2,000 calories diet): VitA (21.6%), VitA Beta-carotene (115%), VitB12 (249%), VitC (14.1%), VitD (46.6%), VitE (118%), VitK (80.5%), Panthotenic Acid (150%), Zinc (252%) and good amounts of Chlorophyl, Chromium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium and Essential Amino Acids.
Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you’re concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.
Sources: www.superfoods-scientific-research.com – www.stylecraze.com