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Green Superfood List: Barley, WheatGrass, Chlorella, Spirulina

Superfoods have gained a lot of bad and good reputation.  But we have to agree that some superfoods have proven their worth and good name in the health industry.  Some of them are these 4 super green foods Barley, WheatGrass, Chlorella and Spirulina powders.  Each of these superfoods is unique in their own ways and have their own health benefits.   Also, are recommend to infuse daily in our diet.  The easiest way to incorporate is in our morning smoothies or juices.  Here are the benefits and characteristics of these 4 super greens.

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1. Barley Grass

Barley grass powder is many times used in prevention and treatment of cancer and strengthening of the immune system as well as skin protecting and alkalizing the whole organism.  It is one of the oldest green grasses known dating more than 5000 years ago and is very rich in many vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc and calcium and phosphorous.  Barley grass has a high antioxidant profile with a high abundance of the compound called superoxide dismutase that helps with fighting free radicals in the body, preventing several types of cancer and also protection of harmful UV radiation.

Daily recommended dose: 15gr

2. Wheat Grass Powder

Wheatgrass powder is a nutrient dense cereal grass member as well as oats and barley. The powder from this green grass is beneficial for many reasons and the main health benefits of this super green grass are regulation of digestion and digestive disorders and high chlorophyll and antioxidant profile.  It is abundant in vitamin A, C, E.  In addition, wheat grass powder helps in protection from different diseases such as liver and colon cancer.

Daily recommended dose: Up to 6gr

3. Chlorella Powder

Chlorella powder is another type of green powder in the superfood family. Mostly used for eliminating harmful substances from our bodies such as mercury. This superfood is mostly used in Japan where more than 10 million people use it daily as a supplement.  It has many health benefits such as help in processing more oxygen into the body, liver, and colon cleanse, purification of blood and repair of body tissues.

Daily recommended dose: Up to 10gr

4. Spirulina Powder

Spirulina powder is another green super powder that belongs to the cyanobacteria family.  It is one of the oldest known algae and it is beneficial in many ways. One of the benefits that spirulina offers is immune boosting properties as well as the balance of pH, protection from some auto-immune diseases such as Candida and balance of blood pressure which affects many people heart health and creates danger for heart stroke and heart attack.  It also has another great benefit it is very high in protein so it is suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Daily recommended dose: Up to 10gr