are legendary for their importance in maintaining good health thanks to
substantial levels of chlorophyll, naturally occurring vitamins, and
minerals. Green foods have been a major part of healthy diets for ages
and scientists are now starting to fully realize the secrets of their
Green Blend Featured Ingredients
Chlorophyll is a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants are important in maintaining healthy cell integrity.
refers to the young grass of the common wheat plant. As many green
vegetables do, it provides a source for trace amounts of chlorophyll,
minerals, and vitamins. Some consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in
their homes but it’s more common for consumers to get their wheatgrass
benefits at health food stores and juice stores. The benefit of Smoothie
Essentials Green Blend is that it comes in powdered form and can be
added to the drink of choice.
Spirulina is believed to have been a food source for the Aztecs and
other Mesoamericans until the16th-century. Spirulina occurs naturally in
certain tropical and subtropical lakes. It’s a great supplement because
it contains the highest protein and beta-carotene levels of all green
Since the early days, drug stores throughout the country sold tablets
of dried barley grass as a form of vitamin supplement. Still popular
today, barley grass acts as a free radical scavenger that assists in the
reduction of inflammation and pain.
Chlorella is a component of phytoplankton, which is a very small
free-floating aquatic plant found in plankton. Although not commonly
recognized in the United States, chlorella is a supplement used
extensively in the Orient. Among its many benefits are that it helps
stimulate the immune system function and helps detoxify the body.
Alfalfa is an Arabic word that means “Father of all foods.”
Historical records reference alfalfa as a dietary supplement across many
cultures and with many benefits. Alfalfa is a great source for many
vitamins and minerals.
Flax is a tall, green plant that has seeds that are small and brown,
similar in appearance to apple seeds. The National Center for
Complimentary and Alternative Medicine claims that it is “funding
studies on flaxseed. Recent studies have looked at the effects of
flaxseed on high cholesterol levels, as well as its possible role in
preventing conditions such as heart disease and osteoporosis.”
For centuries, the rice bran that encapsulates the white rice within
has been used in India to treat various ills among the people. Over
two-thirds of the kernel’s nutrients are found in the bran.
Pumpkin Seeds are a natural source for many vitamins and minerals.
They are a common treat in many cultures, and the Chinese use pumpkin
seeds as a treatment for depression.