Organic Young Barley Grass Juice
With 4 times the calcium of milk, 22 times the iron in spinach, and as much protein per ounce as a steak, barley juice is a true super food. Barley grass is loaded with every essential amino acid, over 12 minerals, and 13 different vitamins (including Vitamin K). Barley grass, like all grasses, has thick cell walls. Cows need four stomach compartments to digest these thick cell walls. Humans just have one. Thus, it’s best for the barley grass to be juiced before it’s turned into powder. This breaks down the cell walls and releases the nutrients for easy absorption. It is also a good source of SOD (super oxide dismutase), which is an important antioxidant defense in nearly all cells exposed to oxygen.
Organic Nettle Leaf
Organic Nettle Leaf is a powerful food that strengthens the respiratory system, while calming allergic reactions. It is also known as a supreme “kidney cleanser.” Nettles are well-respected for their high calcium levels. They work synergistically with the other chlorophyll-rich foods in BõKU™ Super Food. Nettles contain high levels of easily absorbable iron, and have an alkalinizing effect.
Organic Nopal Cactus
Organic Nopal Cactus is an incredible source of soluble fiber, which helps to reduce food cravings and lower cholesterol. Nopal aids in naturally balancing blood sugar levels (a traditional anti-diabetic food) and calming of the nervous system. You’ll be hearing a lot about this Native American super food.
Broccoli’s noteworthy nutrients include vitamin C, vitamin A (mostly as beta-carotene), folic acid, calcium, and fiber. Broccoli is a fiber find. Not only is it a rich source, but half of its fiber is insoluble and half is soluble, helping to meet your needs for both types of fiber. Health organizations have singled out cruciferous vegetables as must-have foods, recommending we eat them several times a week. Why? They are linked to lower rates of cancer. Like all cruciferous vegetables, broccoli naturally contains two important phytochemicals — indoles and isothiocyanates.
Like other dark greens, spinach is an excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful disease-fighting antioxidant that’s been shown, among other things, to reduce the risk of developing cataracts. As a dark, leafy green, spinach possesses several important phytochemicals, including lutein, which helps prevent age-related macular degeneration. Spinach also contains lipoic acid, which helps antioxidant vitamins C and E regenerate. Because of its role in energy production, lipoic acid is being investigated for regulating blood sugar levels.
For a green, kale is unusually high in fiber. This helps create the bulk you need to fill you up and to keep you full for a good amount of time. Kale is also an excellent source of nutrients, especially vitamin A and calcium. With a combination of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, kale is a dieter’s dream food. Though greens in general are nutritious foods, kale stands a head above the rest. Not only is it one of your best sources of beta-carotene, one of the antioxidants believed by many nutrition experts to be a major player in the battle against cancer, heart disease, and certain age-related chronic diseases, it also provides other important nutrients.
From green cabbage you’ll enjoy a fiber boost and a respectable amount of vitamin C. Two types of cabbage, savoy and bok choy, provide beta-carotene — an antioxidant that battles cancer and heart disease. The phytochemicals in cabbage, called indoles, are also being studied for their ability to convert estradiol, an estrogen-like hormone that may play a role in the development of breast cancer, into a safer form of estrogen — powerful incentives to add cabbage to your diet.
Parsley is an amazing medicinal herb, is delightful to the taste and agreeable to the stomach. It is a very versatile plant to aid the body in regaining health. The root contains calcium, B-complex vitamins, and iron, all of which nourish the glands that help regulate the uptake of calcium. It is a source of both magnesium and calcium, and especially potassium. Parsley is high in vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin C. As a wholesome organic food it is also a good choice for bone health with vitamin K (536 mg in an average serving). Traditionally, parsley has been used for congestion and inflammation of the kidneys and bladder, gravel, stones, and urine retention. The root and leaves are excellent for the liver and spleen. It is also one of the best reliefs for edema, helping when other remedies have failed; parsley is a very reliable diuretic remedy often ignored today. Parsley root and seeds contain ingredients that help relax and reduce the pain of stiff joints.
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