8 proven benefits of Green Juice

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Superfoodies Green Juice is a unique superfood as it consists of 26 different ingredients that when combined, contain a big part of the nutritional requirements for each day. With Superfoodies Green Juice you get more nutrients in one go than most people get from their diet for a whole day. In addition, Superfoodies Green Juice is easy to prepare; you only have to add water and the superdrink is ready to be enjoyed. In this blog, we share the 8 proven benefits of Green Juice.   

What is Superfoodies’s Green Juice?

Superfoodies Green Juice is made from 26 different kinds of organic grasses, algae, fruit and herbs that when combined, ensure that you get a very broad spectrum of nutrients, much more than most people ingest each day from their normal diet. This is because Green Juice has unique ingredients and in combination, they form a very complete superfood.    

Why is Green Juice so healthy?

Superfoodies Green Juice has an impressive number of benefits for your health, of which at least 8 are scientifically proven:

  1. It promotes healthy digestion

Green Juice contains wheatgrass and barley powder, which are both rich in amino acids and enzymes that promote a good digestive system and help absorb nutrients. Green Juice also has the probiotic cultures Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum. These help “good” bacteria to grow, which improves the balance of gut flora. (Fooks et al., 2002[1]; Pérez-Conesa et al., 2006[2]).

  1. Has cancer fighting properties

The probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is found in Green Juice, can possibly reduce the risk of contracting certain kinds of cancer and slows the growth of (intestinal) cancers. Other superfoods in Green Juice, like wheatgrass and barley powder, contain cancer fighting elements that combat DNA damage in cells, like chlorophyll, for instance. Green Juice also has ashwaganda, which contains withanolides that inhibit the activity of NF-kappaB, which stimulates apoptosis (cell death) of malignant cells such as cancer cells. Studies have shown that withanolides also have antibiotic and anti-tumour properties. Finally, matcha, a kind of green tea, is also known for its cancer fighting properties. (Wollowski et al., 2001[3]; Ferruzzi & Blakeslee, 2007[4]; Balch et al., 2002[5]; Bushman, 1998[6]).

  1. Stimulates muscle repair and build  

Green Juice contains several protein-rich superfoods, like weatgrass powder, moringa powder, chlorella and Spirulina, which promote muscle repair and growth. Green Juice also contains MSM powder that has lots of sulfur and therefore helps to relieve muscle pain and promotes faster recovery from sporting injuries as it repairs stiff, internal tissue with elastic sulfur compounds. (Rana et al., 2011[7]; Lawrence et al., 1986[8])

  1.         Has a regulating effect

Green Juice contains a large dose of ashwaganda powder, an adaptogen that affects the thyroid as well as the adrenal glands that impact on the production of T4 and T3 in hypothyroidism and inhibits their production. The weatgrass powder in Green Juice also has a regulating property, especially on blood sugar and cholesterol levels on people with diabetes Type-2. (Panda et al., 1999[9]; Venugopal & Iyer, 2010[10]).

  1. Can help to reduce the symptoms of asthma and allergies  

Well-known benefits of wheatgrass and barley powder are the ability to reduce allergies. In addition, scientific studies have shown that moringa powder scales down asthma symptoms and attacks. (Rana et al., 2011[11]; Agrawal et al., 2008[12])

  1. Strengthens the immune system

Green Juice also has the probiotic B. Bifidum, which impacts on the mucosal barrier and lowers the  the amount of lipopolysaccharides in the gut, which strengthens the immune system. Wheatgrass and barley powder are also rich in chlorophyll and antioxidants like carotenoids and flavonoids that boost the immune system (Qiuying et al., 2009[13]; Perdigon et al., 1995[14]; Han et al., 2004[15]).

  1. Has a cleansing effect

Several superfoods in Green Juice, like chlorella, Spirulina, kelp powder and matcha powder are very high in chlorophyll, which cleanses the liver and gut, builds blood by improving the quality of red blood cells and can help to relieve pain and possible also strengthens the immune system. (Mason, 2001[16]; Wu et al., 2005[17]).

  1. Good for thyroid problems

Green Juice contains kelp powder, one of the most powerful sources of iodine, which is often taken in supplement form to address an iodine shortage in a natural way. (Clark et al., 2003[18]).

Superfoodies Green Juice – tasty and easy to make!

Superfoodies Green Juice is not only a complete nutritional source that contains all of your daily requirements for greens in one drink - but perhaps even more important is that it is delicious! It has a fruity taste that reminds of lemonade, even though the comparison stops there because Superfoodies Green Juice is full of only healthy nutritional sources! Superfoodies Green Juice contains no artificial additives, preservatives and no harmful elements like pesticides. Superfoodies Green Juice is especially suited to those who don’t have a lot of time as this healthy drink is quite simple to prepare: you only have to add water and your Green Juice is ready to be enjoyed.

References

[1] Fooks, L. J., and G. R. Gibson. “Probiotics as modulators of the gut flora.” British Journal of Nutrition 88.S1 (2002): s39-s49.

[2] Pérez‐Conesa, Darío, et al. “Bioavailability of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in rats fed probiotic, prebiotic and synbiotic powder follow‐up infant formulas and their effect on physiological and nutritional parameters.” Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 86.14 (2006): 2327-2336.

[3] Wollowski, Ingrid, Gerhard Rechkemmer, and Beatrice L. Pool-Zobel. “Protective role of probiotics and prebiotics in colon cancer.” The American journal of clinical nutrition 73.2 (2001): 451s-455s.

[4] Ferruzzi, Mario G., and Joshua Blakeslee. “Digestion, absorption, and cancer preventative activity of dietary chlorophyll derivatives.” Nutrition Research 27.1 (2007): 1-12.

[5] Balch, Phyllis A. Prescription for herbal healing. Penguin, 2002.

[6] Bushman, Joan Louise. “Green tea and cancer in humans: a review of the literature.” Nutrition and cancer 31.3 (1998): 151-159.

[7] Rana, Satyavati, Jaspreet Kaur Kamboj, and Vandana Gandhi. “Living life the natural way–Wheatgrass and Health.” Functional foods in health and disease 1.11 (2011): 444-456.

[8] Lawrence, Ronald M.: Lignisul MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) in the treatment of acute athletic injuries

[9] Panda, S., and A. Kar. “Withania somnifera and Bauhinia purpurea in the regulation of circulating thyroid hormone concentrations in female mice.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology 67.2 (1999): 233-239.

[10] Venugopal, Shonima, and Uma M. Iyer. “Management of diabetic dyslipidemia with subatmospheric dehydrated barley grass powder.” International Journal of Green Pharmacy 4.4 (2010): 251.

[11] Rana, Satyavati, Jaspreet Kaur Kamboj, and Vandana Gandhi. “Living life the natural way–Wheatgrass and Health.” Functional foods in health and disease 1.11 (2011): 444-456.

[12] Agrawal, Babita, and Anita Mehta. “Antiasthmatic activity of Moringa oleifera Lam: A clinical study.” Indian Journal of pharmacology 40.1 (2008): 28.

[13] Qiuying, Zhang, Chen Jianfeng, and Zhuang Baohua. “Observation of Effects of Taking Barley Grass Powder Orally on Human Health [J].” Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin 18 (2009): 026.

[14] Perdigon, G., et al. “Immune system stimulation by probiotics.” Journal of dairy science 78.7 (1995): 1597-1606.

[15] Han, Shi-qun, Zhen-hua Zhang, and Hai-qin Liu. “Effects of chlorella growth factor on physiological function.” Chinese Journal of Biochemical Pharmaceutics 25.1 (2004): 5-7.

[16] Mason, Russ. “Chlorella and Spirulina: green supplements for balancing the body.” Alternative & Complementary Therapies 7.3 (2001): 161-165.

[17] Wu, Li-chen, et al. “Antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of Spirulina and Chlorella water extracts.” Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 53.10 (2005): 4207-4212.

[18] Clark, MD, Clifford D., Bertram Bassett, MD, and Mark R. Burge, MD. “Effects of kelp supplementation on thyroid function in euthyroid subjects.” Endocrine Practice 9.5 (2003): 363-369.


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