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"Behold! human beings living in an underground den... Like ourselves... they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throw on the opposite side of the cave."

- Plato, Ancient-Greek philosopher

Green Superfoods - powerful and rejuvenating!

By Sharda ten Hove on 10 October 2012

Green is the color of health of wellbeing and nature, of freshness and it's a color that suits your body extremely well. Green veggies, herbs and powders also known as superfoods are rejuvenating, uplifting, healing and build your immune system.

Spirulina is a blue green algae containing over 100 nutrients and a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, essential fatty acids and anti oxidants.
It purifies the liver, helps fight off viral infections, aids in weight loss and works cancer preventive. It contains more beta carotene than carrots and is good for healthy eyes and vision.
Spirulina is rich in iron and is easier to absorb than iron supplements. It is especially great for vegetarians as it is loaded with Vit.B12 essential for healthy nerves and red blood cells.

Barley grass is rich in living chlorophyll, a strong anti-oxidant and cancer preventing whilst healthy cells may also be protected against toxic side effects of anti-cancer drugs.
Barley grass purifies the liver, stabilized blood sugar levels and rejuvenates the body tissues.

You can get Spirulina and Barley grass in powder form or tablets. We do recommend powder, you can mix a scoop through your (freshly squeezed) juice.

Excellent power green vegetables are:

Broccoli: contains high amounts of calcium and Vit. K, both essential for strong and healthy bones.  It’s high in potassium which helps maintain a healthy nervous system and good brain function. It contains beta carotene, zinc and magnesium and boosts liver function.

Kale: High in fiber and iron, Vit.K, A and C and contains more calcium than milk!

Brussels Sprouts: The little cabbages are full with Vit. K,C, A and folic acid (essential for pregnant women for the development of the vertebral column in the foetus). They are high in complex carbs and contain no cholesterol.

Make a fresh start today and go green!

To buy super foods:
In UK: www.inspiralled.net
In USA: www.longevitywarehouse.com
In the Netherlands: http://www.superfood.nl

Click here for a powerful green smoothie recipe

About the author

Sharda ten Hove

Founder, Ethical Vegan, Yogi, Social Activist

Sharda was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Descended from an Indian mother and Dutch father, she received a multi-cultural upbringing during which she gained a broad perspective on life.…  Read full bio