The Real Thing Veggie Superfood
The Real Thing
Are you eating enough greens, vegetable proteins, enzymes and antioxidants?
Our food used to include at least 500 plants. No less than 80% of nutrients in modern-day food come from only 17 plants! That's not good news.
So what's in it?
1. GET YOUR GREENS!
Full of green things from land, sea and freshwater. Organic grasses of wheat, barley and alfalfa, seven organic or wild-harvested sea vegetables. PLUS chlorella, spirulina, parsley and spinach.
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FROM LAND: Organic wheat, barley and alfalfa grasses. It's a trio of pure cereal grasses, each with its own nutritional talents. They provide a multi-nutritional boost. And they're more than qualified. Organically grown in rich volcanic soil – and because they're farm-grown, not tray-grown, they can lay down deep roots and absorb more nutrients. Particularly alfalfa grass. It lays down the deepest roots of any plant or vegetable and deeper roots mean even more nutrients.
The Europeans have included parsley in their world-famous Commission E monographs. That something to be said. It contains so many ingredients that have so many healthful effects on our system – too many to describe – we'll just focus on a few: Besides containing carotene, vitamins B1, B2, C and K, it is a potent antioxidant and helps us detox.
Spinach is an extremely rich source of antioxidants and a rich source of vitamin A, C, E, K, iron, folic acid, magnesium and nitrates. It is thought to play a role in regulating blood sugar levels and early research suggests that compounds in spinach may slow the ageing of the nervous system!
FROM THE OCEAN: Seven organic or wild-harvested sea vegetables
Sea vegetables provide 10 to 20 times more vitamins and minerals than land vegetables. That's good news. Particularly when it comes to iodine, a vital mineral for the healthy functioning of glands like the pituitary, adrenals and thyroid.
Sea vegetables (seaweeds) offers protection against radiation and environmental toxins. We've handpicked seven of the best for our Veggie Superfood blend:
Organic kelp (laminaria digitata), organic rockweed, organic dulse, organic bladderwrack, organic sea lettuce, organic laver, wild-harvested nori.
FROM FRESHWATER: Chlorella pyrenoidosa and Spirulina platensis algae. Chlorella is a nutritious little microalga. It's made of 60% easily assimilated protein and other lovely stuff like nucleic acids, essential fatty acids and the antioxidant beta-carotene. Plus its nature's richest source of the antioxidant chlorophyll.
Chlorella helps clear out the bad stuff. It's already considered a heavy hitter in heavy-metal detox. Plus this antioxidant-rich alga has immune-strengthening, infection-fighting properties that help clear viruses, bacteria and other micro-baddies.
FACT: Chlorella contains two to three times more chlorophyll than any other food. CHLOR-ella!
Spirulina is a microscopic, filamentous blue-green microalga that has a long history of use as food, extending as far back as 400 years ago. The food interest in Spirulina is focused mainly on its rich content of 1) protein; 60% to 70% protein by weight, 2) vitamins; especially vitamin B12 and beta-carotene, 3) essential minerals; especially iron and 4) essential fatty acids; it is one of the few sources of dietary gamma-linoleic acid. Spirulina also contains all eight essential and nine non-essential amino acids and numerous phytochemicals which have a host of potential health benefits.
2. CRUCIAL CRUCIFEROUS!
What do broccoli, daikon radish and the vegetable kale have in common? They all belong to the famous cell-protecting, cruciferous (Brassicaceae) family. Various components in these superfood vegetables including glucosinolates, crambene, indole-3-carbinol and isothiocyanates, have been shown clinically not only to decrease cancer risks and oxidative stress but also to be linked to lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. Strapping vitality leaders!
Packed with free radical scavenging antioxidants, this anti-cancer, cruciferous vegetable sprout is naturally high in phytonutrients, vitamin C, folate, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, potassium, calcium, selenium, sodium, zinc and sulfur.
From Asian descent and deceptively innocent, don't be fooled by this big white carrot look-alike. For not only is daikon a natural digestive rich in vitamins A, C and E, but it is also a 'lovely' natural remedy for a hangover. Lowering the blood pressure numbers has also been linked to this wonderfully healing vegetable.
This curly dark green vegetable originates from the Dutch "farmer's cabbage" and until the middle ages were one of the most common green vegetables in all of Europe! Kale is very high in beta-carotene and vitamin K and C and rich in calcium and two other very important carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are vital for eye health.
3. SUPERIOR SPROUTS!
Nutrient and enzyme dense sprouts. Organic Adzuki, Amaranth, Fenugreek, Quinoa and Sunflower unleash some of the most dynamite packages of health.
FACT: Sprouts are estimated to have 100 times more enzymes than uncooked fruits and vegetables. Most of these enzymes are proteins that act as catalysts for all your body's functions; extracting more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat.
And? Sprouting can boost the nutritional qualities of seeds, beans and grains by no less than 300% to 1 200 %!
Is there more? Sprouts have substantially more fibre than their fully-grown counterparts.
When Amaranth seeds sprout, they pop like popcorn. Popping out an abundance of nutrients such as lysine, an essential amino acid, limited in other grains or plant sources. Its content of plant stanols and squalene may be of benefit for those with hypertension, cardiovascular disease and to help lower cholesterol. Vitamin A, vitamin C and folate, thiamine, niacin and riboflavin complement a source of some dietary minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese.
This small annual leguminous herb is native to the sub-Himalayan plains of India and is one of the oldest medicinal recorded herbs. It's a rich source of vitamins and minerals. The myriad of medicinal benefits attributed to fenugreek is insurmountable. Blood cleanser, diaphoretic, lymphatic cleanser, laxative, cough and bronchitis, to name just a few. Traditionally, fenugreeks are being used to assist with digestive problems and to improve breastmilk secretion in nursing mothers.
Remember this statement?? 'sprouting fresh shoots can boost the nutritional qualities by 300% to 1 200%'. Well, consider that these tiny powerhouses have 30 times the nutrient value and life force of any other sprout! We are onto a whole different level of superfood now.
Adzuki sprouts, voted the "most read" sprout, provide a valuable source of minerals; iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and folic acid. This legume is a source of the isoflavones genistein and daidzein, both showing great promise in the fight against cancer. Not only does sprouting Adzuki beans provide an even higher than normal isoflavone content, but these isoflavones are thought to be even more available for digestion. A double blessing.
Kinwa or Qin-wah. However we say it, it's packed with essential amino acids such as lysine and good helpings of calcium, phosphorous and iron. The Andean civilisations knew a good thing – quinoa is a "super-grain", owing to a protein content that's higher than rice, potatoes, barley and millet. It's a great source of fibre, phosphorus, magnesium and iron.
4. KEY CAROTENOIDS!
Is that possible? Absolutely! A Combination of organic carrot, beetroot and tomato powder.
WHY? The rule of colours... Eat as many bright colours as you can. Simple!
FACT: Both beta-carotene (orange phytonutrients in carrots) and lycopene (red-phytonutrients in tomatoes), are part of the anti-cancer carotenoid family. Studies have linked the antioxidant effects of lycopene to reducing heart disease, diabetes, macular degeneration, osteoporosis and cancers.
Betacyanin is what gives beetroot its vibrant red colour, is a powerful detox agent and is shown to play a powerful role in the fight against cancer, particularly of the colon.
These vegetable powders (Synergized®) are vacuum sealed and freeze-dried to retain all the fragile nutrients and phytochemicals in fresh vegetables.
SUPERPOWERS, SUPER-CONVENIENT! A convenient way to consume more of the REAL thing every day.
How do we take it?
Veggie Superfoods Powder: Unless directed by your healthcare practitioner, take 1 heaped tablespoon (10g) once or twice daily, mixed with water or fruit juice.
A note of caution
Contains Iodine and concentrated Parsley; DO NOT TAKE this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
DO NOT TAKE if you are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients, or if you have severe liver or kidney disease.
Contains Iodine. DO NOT TAKE if you have a thyroid problem, except under the supervision of a medical practitioner.
REMEMBER: Speak to your healthcare provider before taking any supplement, especially if you have a medical condition or experience side effects, and don't take more than the recommended dose unless directed.
Supplements should not replace a healthy, balanced and varied diet.
MORE RIGHT STUFF: Organic, nutrient-dense goodness.
LESS WRONG STUFF: 100% free from pesticides, chemicals, additives, bulking agents, binders, fillers, preservatives, colourants and flavourants.