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Greens: 5 Reasons Why Your Mom was Right

Charity Parkinson Cl.H., H.N.C.

You’ve heard of the numerous health benefits of green foods over the years, likely beginning with your mom when you were little. Greens aren’t a new fad or even an “optional” food group, but the incredible range of micronutrients contained within make them essential when it comes to good health. It’s no surprise that green food supplements are gaining popularity in the market these days as an easy way to get your daily quota!

Key nutrients found in green foods:

  • Chlorophyl
  • B Vitamins
  • Magnesium & Trace Minerals
  • Antioxidants
  • Fibre
  • Protein

Here’s what some of the research tells us today about greens….

Greens keep you smart! Studies show that nutrients in green foods like folate, vitamin E and lutein help to slow cognitive decline and support overall brain health.[1]

Promote radiant skin and reduce wrinkles. Due to their high chlorophyll and carotenoid content, these nutrients support your skin integrity, improve elasticity and reduce inflammation.[2]

Support a health immune system. One of the ways that they do this is by ensuring that protective immune cells in the gut lining and the skin can do their job well [3]. Greens are also rich in well known immune supportive nutrients like vitamin C and beta-carotene.

Boost metabolism! Studies show that dark leafy greens can reduce excess body fat, improve liver health and support insulin sensitivity for better blood sugar balance. A big support when it comes to losing weight and preventing type 2 diabetes. [4]

Greens reduce inflammation and help reduce chronic disease. Naturally occurring compounds found in green leafy veggies have been shown to reduce C-reactive protein associated with chronic disease while improving heart health. [5]

The benefits of Greens really show up both inside and out. And getting your greens has never been easier with all the tasty Organic Green Food Powder options available today. Having full spectrum greens powders vs isolated chlorophyll liquids, offer a greater health benefit since they contain a wider range of naturally occurring nutrients. Green Food Powders are highly concentrated and you can get all that you need in just one tablespoon of powder/day mixed in juice, water or a smoothie to fit your lifestyle.


 

 

For more information:

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5772164/

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4390761/

[3] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111013121509.htm

[4] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24685236/

[5] https://www.pennmedicine.org/departments-and-centers/ophthalmology/about-us/news/department-news/diet-and-chronic-inflammation#:~:text=A%20recent%20study%20led%20by,(CRP)%20levels%20over%20time.

About the Author

Charity Parkinson Cl.H., H.N.C.

Charity Parkinson Cl.H., H.N.C.

Charity is very passionate about natural medicine and has been studying in the field for almost 20 years with experience in health food retail, sales,...

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