Superfoods have long been a “thing.” But have you ever heard of super greens?
It’s easy to guess what they are. If you guessed a superfood that is green, then you guessed right! Like superfoods, super greens are packed full of important nutrients. Of note, super greens have invaluable health benefits, too.
Read on to learn about some of the best super greens, what they can do, and where you can find them.
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It’s not just for cows! Alfalfa is a powerful super green notably rich in vitamins and minerals, which means it’s great for people, too.
Research shows alfalfa is rich in antioxidants. These can help protect the body in many ways. It also has anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, and anti-cancer effects. In ancient times, alfalfa was taken to strengthen the bones and nervous system.
If you’ve already heard of wheatgrass, barley grass is the next big thing. Like the super green alfalfa, it’s also really rich in nutrients— including antioxidants that make it great for boosting immunity and reducing cancer risk.
Barley grass is also rich in amino acids, which are nutrients that are vital to vegan and vegetarian diets. Traditionally, barley grass was used to support detoxification, blood cleansing, and digestive healing.
Is it an ordinary table vegetable? Or the most powerful super green in the world? The right answer: it’s both!
Broccoli is widely researched for so many health benefits that it makes other vegetables pale in comparison. These benefits include improved heart health, improved digestive health, antioxidant benefits, liver-protective benefits, and so much more.
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of this ultimate super green. It’s not just because kale is popular on grocery store shelves— it’s also because it’s a common supplement ingredient!
This leafy green is incredibly nutritious. Full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants, research shows kale has strong protective effects against cancer as well.
Though we all know oatmeal is good for you, its supplement version, oat grass (the younger stage of oats) is teeming with health benefits. Turns out that it has especially good perks for brain health, studies show.
Other health properties it may have: boosting immunity, reducing cancer risk, and fighting chronic inflammation in the body.
Never underestimate parsley. It’s not just a flavorful addition to salads, soups, or pasta. It’s also a powerful super green!
As a healing herb too, parsley can help protect the liver, support detoxification, reduce diabetes risk, and even provide relief for and improve female health disorders.
When speaking about super greens, no one can leave out spinach! This robust salad green has vitamins, minerals, and nutritive health benefits in spades.
Some of these are supporting a healthier metabolism, reducing inflammation, and fighting free radicals as an antioxidant.
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