Every now and again it is important to add some additional green to your diet. Yes, we need to make sure we load up on our veggies daily, however, there are other important all natural greens that could give us the added benefits our bodies so greatly deserve. Two unique but and underestimated greens are Spirulina & Wheatgrass. What are Spirulina & Wheatgrass? Well in one word..Nature. Spirulina is actually an algae, and Wheatgrass a food prepared from the cotyledons of the common wheat plant. Both are extremely powerful for our health. The benefits are huge!
Spirulina will improve your stamina and give you energy, the highest beta carotene food, it strengthens the immune system, is high in protein as well as essential fatty acids, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, assists in muscle building, weight loss……need we say more? Oh and did we mention it’s an antioxidant? Spirulina will also help rid our bodies of those free radicals that cause terrible disease. Wheatgrass is another one that gets BIG stars! It’s also an antioxidant and provides chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, & enzymes. It is believed to fight & prevent cancer, lower blood pressure, oxygenates the blood & organ tissue, & helps purify the liver ~ cleanses the body…..DETOX! AND it helps in giving us a better complexion and can even slowdown the graying process! Oh and yes, it helps in weight control & provides us with enough energy to help us feel refreshed and ready for anything the day may bring!
OK, so how do we add these greens into our lives? One great way is to add a tsp of Spirulina or Wheatgrass in your protein shakes. Don’t let the color cloud your judgment! It may look different, but its tastes great. When you’re ready to take the plunge & drink it alone, find yourself a juicer and enjoy the full benefits of a 2 oz shot of Wheatgrass! and don’t even go there to say you can’t have a shot of Wheatgrass after all the shots of Kamikaze or Jagermeister you’ve had in your lifetime! So there you have it…. Spirulina & Wheatgrass! Come on, reap the benefits & get adventurous! Healthy living is what it’s all about.