How many times were you told to “eat your greens” as a kid? How many times have you said it (or been reminded yourself!) as an adult? There’s a reason that advice comes around time and time again: greens are good for you! In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got a list of 5 superfoods you need on your plate.
Spirulina sets the bar pretty high, making it first on the list of our 5 green superfoods. This micro-algae has been consumed for thousands of years in Mexico and Africa, but it became popular again when NASA proposed that it could be grown in space for use by astronauts! It is one of the best-known protein sources in the world with 70% complete protein, but it also contains shockingly high amounts of:
- Vitamin B1, B2, + B3
along with traces of many other essential nutrients per 7g serving! Spirulina has been shown to help control blood sugar levels and cravings, and it’s also a powerful antioxidant. If you haven’t tried tossing it into your TLS® Shakes – now’s your chance!
Avocado is one of those “you love it or you hate it” types of foods, but we sure hope its on your “love” list! This food on our list of 5 green superfoods packs tons of nutrients into its tasty green fruit, like:
- Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K
Plus, they’re packed with heart-healthy fats that help keep you feeling fuller for longer which is great for those trying to maintain a healthy weight! They are a bit high in calories, however, so make sure you keep an eye on portion sizes.
The last time you stopped at a smoothie bar, did you notice the option to add a wheatgrass shot? I bet you passed it up, but you may want to give the shot a shot next time you go! Wheat grass is the sprouted grass of a wheat seed, but it no longer contains gluten which is great news for those on a gluten-free diet.
We love this green superfood because it’s alkalizing and helps normalize the thyroid gland to stimulate metabolism and assist digestion. It also contains an impressive amount of:
- Vitamins A, C and E
and 17 amino acids, 8 of which are essential amino acids!
Match is one of the green superfoods that tea-lovers are well aware of, but the rest of us can still jump in on the fun! As an antioxidant powerhouse, Tufts University discovered that matcha possesses 20x more ORAC units so than pomegranates or blueberries – 1573 units per gram compared to pomegranates at 105 or blueberries at 93.
It is grown and prepared differently than other green teas, and the whole tea leaf is consumed which provides a higher amount of nutrients, including:
- Amino acids
and additional vitamins, too! Try drinking it in a traditional matcha tea but, if that’s too earthy, then try it in this TLS® Matcha Shake!
Of course, we can’t always get our greens in through veggies alone. Be honest – how many days are you really getting 10-12 servings of nutrient-dense greens? It’s okay! We have busy lives and hectic schedules, but that shouldn’t mean your health falls to the wayside.
Isotonix® Complete Greens combines a number of important foods like:
- Wheat grass
- Barley grass
- Alfalfa grass
- and cabbage
Each was carefully selected to provide you the very best in one scoop! As the market’s only isotonic-capable greens supplement, you also get the added benefit of our Isotonix® delivery system: rapid absorption, high concentration of nutrients and maximum results!*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.