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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. So let’s take a closer look at why.

  1. Green foods give you an energy boost, and they keep your stress levels down. They are a great source of B vitamins which help provide energy to the body. Plus there is magnesium which calms the nervous system, regulates blood pressureand relaxes muscle tension.
  2.  A variety of greens in your diet will boost your metabolism and help you lose weight. Sea veggies especially contain naturally occurring zinc, selenium and iodine which supports the thyroid gland and boosts mitochondria.
  3. Greens clear up your skin and give you a glowing complexion. Their high chlorophyll content and sulphur rich compounds aid both liver and colon detoxification which improves skin.
  4. They have antiaging benefits for the whole body with their high antioxidant content. Research shows that compounds from dark leafy greens protect the brain and other cells from DNA damage by harmful free radicals.
  5.  Greens reduce inflammation and joint pain. The high mineral content of greens has an alkalizing effect on the body which lowers acidity in the tissues and helps control both inflammation and pain.

The benefits of Greens really show up both inside and out. And getting your greens has never been easier with all the Green Food Powder options and flavours found in health food stores today. Green Food Powders can deliver anywhere from 4 to 8 servings of concentrated green foods in one just tablespoon of powder. Look for a Green Food Powder that has both land and sea vegetables at the top of the list and is free of fillers, preservatives, sugar, GMO’s and common food allergens. Enjoy your greens and the amazing health benefits they bring.



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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