Greens & Superfoods
We hear a lot these days about superfoods and greens and why they are so important. Just how important is it to eat that broccoli or peas on your plate? If you want the full explanation head on over to our article appropriately titled "Fruits and Greens No Peas Please".
The shortened version is this: A recent analytical study of over 142 research publications found that the largest reductions in health risks were associated with individuals who ate roughly 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. We've heard that all the way back to that food pyramid in elementary school for those of you who are old enough to remember that.
From a Harvard study “A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check.” Those are all great benefits. If we summed them up a high level list might look like this:
- Antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, & alpha-lipoic acid
- Support healthy GI tract function and digestion
- Support energy production and vitality
- Supports immune system function
- Help to regulate and control blood sugar levels
- Supports hormonal balance and a healthy lipid profile
- Naturally alkalize the body
So what to do about the endless work of trying to get fruits and greens into our children and ourselves. Take a look at some of the great products and reviews for them below and don't wait another day to treat your body right with fruits, greens and superfoods.