5 Best Green Superfoods for your Good health
What are Green Superfoods?
Green Superfoods are nature’s most highly concentrated nutrient-rich whole foods. They are rich in nutrients that are necessary for our body. Green Superfoods are a gift by nature to us. The term ‘Green Superfood’ is generally used for Wheatgraas, Barley Grass,Alfalfa, Spirulina, Moringa etc.
It is simple that Vitamins, minerals and nutrients can be best absorbed by the body if they are of natural origin. For a human body it is easy to absorb protein from Ragi (Finger millet – Eleusine coracana) than from an artificial calcium tablet. Multiple studies & researches confirm that the nutrients in whole foods are better digested, absorbed and retained in the body than their synthetic counterparts.
Superfoods are much better than synthetic vitamins !
Here is a list of 5 Best Green Superfoods that can help you in overcoming nutritional deficiencies.
Moringa Oleifera – Natural Multivitamin
Moringa oleifera is a very rich with diverse source of natural vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It is often refered as a natural multivitamin. Its is thousand times better than consuming synthetic multivitamins available in pharmacy shops. They don’t get absorbed by the body easily.
Moringa has more than ninety Phyto-nutrients, forty-seven active antioxidants, thirty-six anti-inflammatories. It is a source of all eight essential amino acids. It has 4 times calcium of milk, seven times the Vitamin C of oranges, three times the iron found in almonds and three times the potassium of bananas.
It gives energy & vitality. It has anti aging properties, boosts immune system. eases joint pains.
Wheat Grass – The Green Blood
Young grass shoots of the wheat seeds is called as wheatgrass. Chlorophyll content in wheatgrass makes it a superfood. Although chlorophyll is present in all green plants and vegetables, Wheatgrass is considered to be its best source. The green liquid (juice) extracted from freshly sprouted leaves of wheat grain contains very high concentrations of chlorophyll, active enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients. Apart from chlorophyl it is also rich in magnesium content. This Superfood is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin A and vitamin C. It is also rich calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulfur, cobalt, zinc, and protein.
Many Dietitians & Naturopaths refer wheatgrass as ‘Green Blood’. As at molecular structural level there are huge similarities between haem (found in hemoglobin) and chlorophyll. Wheatgrass juice is instantly absorbed into the bloodstream and gives immediate energy. It is advised to consume wheatgrass juice early morning & empty stomach. Studies confirm that its is very helpful in disease like Cancer, Anemia as it can stimulate production of healthy red blood cells and prevents anemia and different blood disorders.
Spirulina is that plant which nourishes your body by providing most of the protein you need to live, it also helps in strengthening your immune system, help you control high blood pressure and cholesterol, and help protect you from cancer. Spirulina is a Wild blue-green algae. It contains one of the best-known food sources of beta carotene, B vitamins and chlorophyll. It has been shown to improve brain function and memory, strengthen the immune system and help with viruses, colds and flu.
Barley grass is the sprouted from of barley seeds. It is best consumed by juicing the grass sprouts (at 3 to 7 days old) to produce a powerful fresh green juice . It is also available in powder form (spray-dried barley grass) and is very easily digested by the body. Barley grass has approximately 11 times more calcium than cows milk, 5 times more iron than spinach and 7 times more vitamin C and bio-flavonoids than orange juice. It is also a good source of vitamin B12. It neutralizes the effect of heavy metals in the body.
The word “alfalfa” came from the Arabic phrase, al-fac-facah, meaning “father of all foods.” The reason behind it is that Alflfa is extremely nutritious. The roots of Alfafla make it special. They reach deep into earth upto 20 meters. The extensive root system allows the plant to absorb a high level of nutrients from the soil. Alfalfa leaf contains essential vitamins including the entire spectrum of B-vitamins, A, D, E and K. It is also a good source of iron, niacin, biotin, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.
Alfalfa has been used from ages, In traditional Chinese Medicine alfalfa leaf is used to stimulate the appetite and relieve ulcers. Indian Ayurvedic medicine has also used alfalfa leaf to relieve water retention, arthritis, and ulcers. Apart from the above it has also been used to treat diseases like scurvy, menstrual difficulties, arthritis, and urinary problems.
5 Reasons you should include Green Superfoods in your daily diet.
1 : These are the foods good made for our consumption.
We have industrialized our food to the extreme extent. We all are over-fed but under-nourished. We should include natural superfoods in our diet to fill the nutrition gap.
2 : They prevent you from this dirty world.
These superfoods help your preventing from man-made pollutants & cell damage. They improve your immune system.
3 : Gives you good calories & help you in loosing weight.
Superfoods energize you. They are 100% safe as they are not industrial but natural.
4: Source of Natural Minerals & Enzymes.
Green Superfoods are excellent source of minerals & enzymes which help is delaying ageing & makes us strong internally.
5: Highly Alkaline
Almost everything we eat is acidic in nature, but these green superfoods help us in maintaining our body PH.
Complete list of superfoods
- Beans and lentils
- Bell peppers
- Chia seeds
- Dark chocolate
- Flax seeds
- Green tea
- Olive oil
- Rice (brown)
- Sweet potatoes
- Wheat germ
From where can I buy superfoods online ?
These can be bought from various health food stores. In India you can buy it either online or buy them from Organic Sansar, Indore