The Best Green Superfood Powder : Daily Greens
Be honest, are you eating your green veggies every day without fail? Most of us probably aren’t. Only 1 in 10 adults actually eats enough fruits and vegetables a day. You know how important good nutrition is, but you want something that’s easier (and maybe tastier) than munching on kale all the time. So, why not drink your greens instead? Daily Greens Superfood Powder can help get in all that important nutrition without all the cooking, washing, or prepping. And it’s tasty too!
What is Daily Greens?
Daily Greens is a high-nutrient beverage designed to provide vitamins and minerals by concentrating various high antioxidant vegetables, grasses, algae, and herbs into a powdered form. We call it a superfood powder because the ingredients are all exceptionally high in nutrients. Superfoods are basically foods that have tons of healthy stuff, with very little unhealthy stuff. In Daily Greens we have combined all the best superfoods into one easily consumable powdered beverage.
Daily Greens contains two different blends of organic ingredients- a wheat grass and a superfood blend. Each provides a different combination of nutrient-rich plant-foods to help give you a full spectrum of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you need every day.
The wheatgrass blend harnesses the nutritional power of greens. Loaded with chlorophyll, fiber, and antioxidants, we chose the most beneficial green ingredients to include.
Organic Wheatgrass Juice
Wheatgrass is the sprouted grass of the wheat plant. It is an incredible source of many different nutrients, including vitamins, A, C, E, antioxidants, iron, magnesium, and calcium. It also has 17 amino acids. Wheatgrass is high in chlorophyll, a powerful antioxidant, which is another one of the reasons for its many health benefits.
Supplementing with wheatgrass has been found to increase levels of glutathione and vitamin C in the body, two powerful antioxidant involved in slowing down the aging process. Antioxidants neutralize damage from destructive compounds called free radicals, which lead to inflammation and oxidative stress. When free radicals are not controlled, this speeds up the aging process and increases your risk of disease.
The ability to lower inflammation and oxidative stress may be why wheatgrass may help lower cholesterol, could reduce the risk of cancer, and helps control blood sugar levels. Wheatgrass also contains a compound called thylakoids, which have been found to increase satiety and in turn promote weight loss.
Spirulina, a type of microalgae, has been called “the most nutritious food on the planet” and for good reason. For a plant-food it is an incredible source of protein with more protein per gram than meat, including all of the essential amino acids. Spirulina is loaded with minerals, such as iron and copper, as well as the ideal ratio of omega-3s to omega-6 fats. It also has a full spectrum of B-vitamins, essential for energy and a healthy metabolism.
Like wheatgrass, spirulina really shines when it comes to its antioxidant abilities helping lower inflammation. The active ingredient in spirulina called phycocyanin is not only responsible for its blue-green color, it is also a powerful antioxidant. It is one of the reasons why spirulina may help improve cholesterol, protect from mutations that can lead to cancer, and improve blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.
Chlorella is another type of algae that also boasts an amazing nutrient profile. Like spirulina, it is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. It is high in vitamin C, iron, and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats. Not only is chlorella high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, it is also an adaptogen or a substance that helps the body combat the negative effects of stress.
Chlorella has been found to improve immune system function, particularly for athletes. It can also help the body get rid of heavy metals, like lead and mercury, promoting a natural detoxification. It may also help manage cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure.
Organic Alfalfa Grass Powder
Alfalfa is a common flowering grass prized for its nutrition content. It is high in chlorophyll, vitamin A, B1, E, and K, as well as iron, calcium, potassium, and zinc. It is also loaded with antioxidants and higher in protein than most plants.
Alfalfa has been found to be protective of the brain, helpful in lowering cholesterol, and has antimicrobial properties. Due to its phytoestrogen content, alfalfa may also help ease symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes.
Organic Barley Grass
Barley grass is the green shoots of the barley plant. Similar to alfalfa, it has an impressive nutrient profile. It is loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, K, and folate. It also has its fair share of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, and calcium. It is also high in chlorophyll, similar to the other green ingredients.
Barley grass has been found to help improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It may also lower gut inflammation and support the health of bacteria in the digestive tract. A 2017 study found that barley grass helped kill breast and prostate cancer cells.
Moringa is a type of tree that has been used for centuries as an herbal supplement to fight infections, relieve pain, and heal wounds. Moringa is a source of several anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that are responsible for its many health benefits.
First, moringa is high in a compound called chlorogenic acid, which helps the cells in the body use blood sugar more effectively, lowering blood sugar. Additionally, moringa is high in fiber, which can also help control blood sugar. Research supports these claims. A 2014 study found that taking morigna regularly for 3 months not only improved blood sugar control, but also increased blood antioxidant levels.
Moringa also contains a compound called isothiocyanates, which have been shown to have powerful antioxidant properties. These compounds may have anti-cancer properties.
In designing Daily Greens we didn’t just stop at greens, we went a step further and added even more superfoods. Here are a the ingredient highlights in the superfood blend.
Coconut Water Powder
Coconut water is the clear liquid inside a green coconut that has been used for centuries for its amazing electrolyte content. It is extremely high in potassium, an important electrolyte for regulating blood pressure. Potassium works against the blood pressure-raising effects of sodium. Coconut water also contains a compound called cytokinin, which may have some anti-cancer properties.
Ashwagandha Root Extract
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that has been used for centuries in India for its ability to mitigate the effects of stress. It helps boost the function of the adrenal glands, which in turn helps reduce the side effects of elevated stress hormones. It is believed that ashwagandha is able to boost nitric oxide production in the body, which in turn helps regulate hormones and neurotransmitters to control the stress reaction. It may also act as an antioxidant, lowering inflammation and oxidative stress.
A 2012 study found that supplementing with ashwagandha helped significantly lower overall stress scores and cortisol levels in highly stressed individuals.
Organic Beetroot Powder
Beetroot is the deep red-colored bulb of the beet plant. Drying beets into a powder helps concentrate their nutrition. Beets are high in vitamins, A, C, B6, iron, and potassium, as well as the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Although all of these nutrients are great, the most potent ingredient in beets is called betaine, which has been linked to a decreased risk of diseases of the liver and heart.
Beetroot is also amazing for making exercise feel easier and improving stamina. A 2013 study found that when subjects consumed beetroot before high-intensity exercise there was a significant improvement in the physiological response to exercise, meaning their bodies responded better and exercise felt easier. Those who took the beetroot were able to exercise 14% longer. The reason is that beets increase nitric oxide in the body, which helps oxygen be used more effectively. The ability to increase nitric oxide also helps control blood pressure.
Organic Turmeric Root Powder
Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant spice found in Indian cuisine. It has been extensively researched for its medicinal properties. The active ingredient in turmeric is an antioxidant called curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Curcumin’s ability to help fight inflammation may be equivalent to commonly used NSAID medications, such as Ibuprofen.
Turmeric may help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol, and improve the function of heart cells. It can also help lower the risk of cancer and diabetes. Curcumin also has many brain benefits, with one study finding that taking 1 gram of curcumin daily helped improve depression symptoms almost as much as Prozac.
Organic Kale Powder
Kale is popular for a reason, it is incredibly nutritious. A member of the cabbage family, kale contains an enormous quantity of vitamins, A, K, and C. One cup of fresh kale has 684% of the vitamin K you need for the day! As well as important minerals like manganese, copper, and potassium. It is also high in flavonoids and polyphenols, powerful antioxidants.
With all these nutrients, kale has been found to have some pretty incredible health benefits. A 2008 study found that drinking kale juice for 12 weeks lowered bad cholesterol by 10%, while increasing good cholesterol by 27%. The ability to lower cholesterol could help decrease the risk of heart disease.
Kale may also be protective against cancer. It contains two substances sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol, which can help prevent the growth of cancer cells.
Organic Broccoli Powder
Broccoli is in the same family as kale and has a similar nutrition profile, although it is not quite so high in nutrients. It is high in vitamin C, A, and K, as well as potassium and phosphorus.
Broccoli also has high levels of antioxidants, particularly sulforaphane, flavonoids, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants work together synergistically to lower inflammation, reducing the risk of chronic disease.
Similarly to kale, research has found that broccoli improves cholesterol levels by lowering bad cholesterol, while increasing good cholesterol. Broccoli may also decrease the overall risk of heart attacks.
Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract (GSE) is made from dried grape seeds. Grape seeds taste bitter because they are loaded with antioxidants, specifically anthocyanins, flavonoids, oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes, and phenolic acids. With this whole slew of antioxidants, grape seed extract is amazing for your health.
GSE may help lower blood pressure. One study found that it lowered systolic blood pressure by 6.08 mmHg and diastolic by 2.8 mmHg. It could also lower the risk of blood clots and may help improve LDL cholesterol levels. The flavonoids in GSE have been found to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in the brain, helping maintain brain function throughout life.
Milk Thistle (40% Silymarin)
Milk thistle is an herb that has been used for its ability to help with liver detoxification and reducing inflammation. The active ingredient in milk thistle is a plant compound called silymarin. Silymarin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties.
Silymarin is particularly helpful for liver health. The liver is responsible for over 300 different functions in the body and is our primary detoxification organ. An unhealthy liver cannot process medications or other toxins properly. Luckily, the liver is also able to regenerate and heal itself. Silymarin can help the liver with detoxification and regeneration.
Milk thistle is also helps lower inflammation in the brain, which could help prevent cognitive decline. The anti-inflammatory properties can also help reduce acne, one study found that it decreased acne lesions by 53%.
Acai Berry Powder
Acai berry is a super fruit from the Brazilian Amazon region. It is a deep purple color, which is an indication of the incredible nutrition found inside. They are loaded with important minerals such as chromium, copper, magnesium, iron, and zinc. But, the biggest benefit comes from an antioxidant called anthocyanin, which is responsible for the berry’s purple color. Acai berries contain three times the antioxidants than other healthy berries, like blueberries.
Acai may help improve cholesterol levels, particularly LDL or “bad” cholesterol. It may help prevent the spread of cancer. And could help protect the brain from age-related cognitive decline.
Summary of Daily Greens Benefits
As you can see Daily Greens is loaded with necessary nutrients to help you live your healthiest life. Here is a summary of the benefits:
Provides antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other hard to find micronutrients.
- Source of all essential amino acids
- Contains anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats
- Convenient way to get necessary nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
- Helps boost immune function
- High fiber content helps regulate digestion, improve blood sugar, and lower cholesterol levels
- Antioxidants may provide protection from chronic illnesses, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.
- Supports healthy cholesterol levels.
- Boosts energy and may help suppress appetite.
- Improves exercise endurance.