Greens Are Great For You

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone! In the spirit of this day, I am going to talk about greens! Instead of green beer, you should be reaching for another sort of greens drink. For those of you who aren’t getting in the recommended 5 to 7 servings of fruits and vegetables per day (minimum), taking a greens drink  is a great way to get all the nutrients that you would be missing.

Pathway UltraGreens is a comprehensive greens formula that also contains beets, aloe vera and much more. It also contains some of the most known greens. Here is what some of these superfoods do:

Spirulina: Spirulina is the most famous of the blue-green algae for good reason. It is one of the most nutritious foods known, containing up to 65% highly digestible protein. It is one of the highest food sources of vitamin B12, contains up to 10 times more beta carotene per gram than carrots, and along with kamut, alfalfa and barley juice, is one of the richest sources of chlorophyll. Spirulina is one of the few natural foods to contain the omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Spirulina is also a rich source of B complex vitamins, minerals, enzymes, RNA and DNA.

Kamut: Kamut is an heirloom, non-hybrid ancient grain from the Nile region of Egypt, which has never been crossbred. Kamut contains 29% more protein, 27% more lipids and measures higher in 8 of the 9 minerals found in common wheat, including magnesium (23% higher) and zinc (25% higher). Kamut contains more riboflavin, thiamine and niacin than common wheat, and it is significantly higher in vitamin E and chlorophyll.

Alfalfa: One of the best known and most nutritious of foods, the root system of the alfalfa plant reaches out over 100 feet into the earth allowing the plant to absorb high levels of minerals, especially calcium. Alfalfa juice powder is rich in chlorophyll, beta carotene, vitamins A, D, E, B6 and K, and in several enzymes which improve digestion and assimilation of nutrients. Alfalfa is especially rich in vitamin K, and is often used to treat vitamin K disorders in people.

Bee Pollen: Apparently, every macro- and micro-nutrient known to be required by humans has been found in bee pollen. On the average, pollen contains 60% carbohydrates, 20% protein, 7% fat, 7% moisture and 6% minerals. Pollen is rich in B complex vitamins, especially vitamin B12 and pantothenic acid. Pollen is also rich in rutin, a glycoside that increases the resistance of the capillary walls to infectious poisons. Pollen contains many enzymes and coenzymes, antioxidants, bioflavonoids and carotenoids, including alpha and beta-carotene. Research has shown bee pollen to be beneficial in hayfever, respiratory and allergic reactions. Many athletes use pollen to increase endurance.

Two teaspoons of UltraGreens in apple juice is all you need to start your day and feel better. Remember if you aren’t satisfied with any Pathway product, we will happily take it back!

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