by Alex Muniz
Cold weather and post-holiday fatigue can
make the start of a New Year challenging.
What better time, then, to support your immune
system and give your energy levels a pick-me-up
with a great-tasting, alkalinizing green drink?
Barlean’s Greens, Berry Greens, Superfruit
Greens and Chocolate Silk Greens are “Vity” Award-winning,
non-GMO and gluten-, soy- and dairy-free
formulas that, when mixed with water, juice or milk,
pack several times your recommended daily serving
of fruits and vegetables into one glass—and
they truly taste delicious.
CLEANSING & BALANCING
The original Barlean’s Greens and Berry Greens
blends are formulated to support gentle cleansing
and detox of vital organs and body tissues, deliver
energy-boosting green-food nutrients and promote
a healthy immune system. These formulas’ fiber- and
nutrient-rich dark organic greens—such as
spinach, parsley, spirulina, and chlorella powders—
are all well-researched in their ability to cleanse
and detoxify, particularly environmental toxins and
heavy metals. A laboratory test on spirulina, published
in the July 2012 Food and Chemical Toxicology,
for example, confirmed that it even “alleviates
lead-induced damage” in brain tissue.
Many natural health experts believe that nutrients
in green leafy foods can also alkalinize and
oxygenate the blood, which in turn helps the body
maintain proper pH balance, as well as its ability to
heal from injury or illness.
DESSERT-LIKE FORMULAS WITH ANTIOXIDANT BOOST
If you are looking for a dessert-like taste with your
immune support, as well as protection against aging
and oxidative stress (i.e., free radicals), Barlean’s
new strawberry kiwi-flavored Superfruit Greens and
Chocolate Silk Greens formulas are tops.
Superfruit Greens boasts the vitamin power of
eight servings of fruits and vegetables per glass,
and it contains 300 percent of the minimum daily
requirement of vitamin C per serving to give your
immune system the support it needs through winter.
And, unlike other fruit-flavored powders, Superfruit
Greens’s delicious sweetness comes entirely
from its fruits’ natural sugars. This makes Superfruit Greens an especially good juice replacement for
For those who want something richer tasting,
but want to keep it healthy, there’s Chocolate Silk
Greens, which has no sugar at all and is loaded
with five servings of fruits and vegetables per glass.
Barlean’s makes this delicious, chocolate-flavored
powder with 100 percent natural cocoa and sweetens
it with all-natural stevia leaf extract so it won’t
spike blood sugar. You can blend Chocolate Silk
Greens with almond, soy or regular milk and drink
it hot or cold to get your fruit and veggie nutrients
without the empty sugar calories.
Both formulas are also powerhouses of antioxidants.
Chocolate Silk Greens and Superfruit Greens
contain fruits and vegetables, such as pomegranate
powder, red wine extract, turmeric, and milk
thistle, and thus boast Oxygen Radical Absorbency
Counts (ORAC) of 5,000 and 8,000, respectively.
That's roughly the same ORAC value that you would
get from eating seven or twelve kiwis!
All these antioxidant-rich nutrients help to scavenge
and stabilize the damage done by free radicals,
which, if left unchecked, have been linked to
a broad array of health problems. According to a
research article in the March 2011 Plant Foods for
Human Nutrition, “Many degenerative or pathological
processes, such as aging, cancer, and coronary
heart disease, are related to reactive oxygen species
and radical-mediated reactions.”
We know for a fact that people who eat plenty
of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and unrefined
cereal grasses (i.e., foods with antioxidant-rich
plant polyphenols) enjoy good health. Recent
published research from doctors at the Institute
of Preventive and Clinical Medicine in Slovakia
who examined such diets concluded, “Polyphenolic
compounds have potential therapeutic value
as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents in
BETTER HEALTH MADE SIMPLE
If you need a quick and easy way to get the nutritional
support of nutrient-dense greens or the antioxidant
boost of superfruits, these formulas deliver—
and with great taste. Enjoy them as a snack to
help you bounce back from the holidays and greet
the New Year refreshed!
All four of the award-winning, great-tasting
Barlean’s Greens formulas
are available at natural health
food stores nationwide. For more
information, please visit
www.barleans.com, or call
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