Health Benefits of Green Superfood

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld (French Author, 1613-1680)

The fountain of youth ceases to exist eternally, but with a nutritious diet, eternity can be proclaimed. The agility of the human body can be increased and aging can be graceful, provided the foods that are consumed are extraordinary rich in nutrients, fresh and contain ample dietary fibers. These foods are natural and assist in healing various health conditions. Health experts have coined these amazing foods, "Green Superfood" because of their innate capacity to improve human life.

When referring to green foods images of broccoli, spinach and peas erupt in our minds, and the memory of those wonder years when our mothers used to preach the relevance of green foods and how much we disliked eating the greens. Perhaps, Popeye was created with the sole intention of making spinach palatable and famous amongst children.

Health organizations across the globe recommend five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day, for a healthy adult. Yet, most of us eschew the importance of a balanced diet, as we are preoccupied with the hustle and bustle of life. For the human body to serve its innate purpose of existence it must be healthy and a well-balanced diet abundant with nutrients ensures a robust life style.

These miracle foods naturally contain high concentrations of chlorophyll, essential nutrients and phytochemicals, and upon consumption they establish the nutritional benefits received from multiple servings of fruits and vegetables. Add on years to an average human lifespan, combat the signs of aging and protect the body against degenerative diseases like cancer and cardiovascular disease. The family of miracle foods consists of young cereal grasses like wheat, barley, oats and alfalfa as well as spirulina, chlorella, kelp and other sea vegetables.

A research involving, 17 different ointments applied on 1,372 experimentally induced wounds and burns, only the chlorophyll preparation showed consistently significant results. The research indicates; chlorophyll extracts from plants may stimulate the growth of new skin tissue in wounds.

In yet another revealing experiment conducted by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, at Japanese University, found that chlorophyll neutralizes the body toxins. Fruit flies were fed with a toxic substance along with chlorophyll derived from spinach and chlorella, and they survived.

Cereal grass even if consumed alone, enable animals to continually maintain weight, strength, and optimal health.

Researches conducted on properties of spirulina indicate, a systemic effect it has on the entire body, especially immune function and it possesses anti-viral properties in relation to herpes simplex virus type 1

These findings indicate how correct our mothers were while preaching the benefits of eating the greens from our food plate.

Superfood properties are not only exhibited by fruits or vegetables but also through a famous beverage consumed across the globe- Green Tea. Drinking tea stimulates and refreshes the mind, and enhances the entire body; it contains anti-oxidants, which prevents cell damage, repairs tissues and impedes the ageing process. No wonder, the Asian race is youthful even at 80.

is increasing slowly, but steadily, in the United States; many people have not yet learned of its advantages over black tea. Green tea is the drink of choice in Japan and China. According to Mitscher and Dolby, because tea is so "refreshing, stimulating, and health-enhancing" it is "the most popular beverage in the world (after water)."

So there you have it, no more excuses for not getting your greens. Remember, green foods can be as good as gold when it comes to their role in protecting and preserving our health and well-being, so dig in.