Green superfoods go beyond green vegetables because, as whole foods, they are rich in functional nutrients and phytonutrients. They are a complex bundle of thousands of components. They contain high concentrations of living chlorophyll, bioactive enzymes, high quality protein and many vitamins and minerals. The nutrients are completely assimilated by the human body within 20 minutes. For this reason, these are "quick energy" foods. They have broad effectiveness, both nutritional and medicinal.
Wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum) and Barley Grass (Hordeum vulgare) come from the leaves of the immature plants. The wheat and barley grains are germinated for a few days, after which they are seeded. The young cereal grasses are ready for harvesting after 8-14 days, at the jointing stage when 6 - 10 inches tall. At this time, they reach peak nutritional value level and contain high concentrations of living chlorophyll, bioactive enzymes, high quality protein and many vitamins and minerals.
Wheatgrass vs. Barley Grass: They are very similar in nutritional content. Some people prefer the sweeter taste of wheatgrass, while others prefer the more bitter taste of barley grass.
Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is a softwood tree which is considered one of the most nutritious crops in the worls. Most of its benefits are stored in its small green leaves. Moringa lef powder contains more than 90 nutrients, including 40 powerful antioxidants and all eight essential amino acids required for proper protein synthesis. It is rich in flavonoids and is a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene and various phenolics.
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is also known as Lucerne. This herb is widely used in Ayurveda for treating various ailments. The Arabs gave the name Al-Fal-Fa, meaning “Father Of All Foods”. It is one of the richest sources of the many minerals and vitamins necessary for great health; it grows up to 30 feet deep into the ground and stores many minerals that are not present at the surface but which are present in deeper layers of soil. It has several vitamins, such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K, as well as zinc, carotene, iron, calcium and potassium. It is also a good source of protein. These minerals and vitamins play a vital role in strengthening the body, particularly promoting the growth of bones, and it assists in the treatment of arthritis. Alfalfa is used for lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels and it is said to be hormone balancing. It is useful in the treatment of kidney, bladder and prostrate disorders. Not recommended during pregnancy.
AV SuperGreens is a blend of nature’s most nutrient rich green superfoods, composed of spirulina, wheatgrass, barley grass and alfalfa together with stevia as a natural sweetener. These greens are the best known sources of high quality nutrition, containing a complete nutritional profile of thousands of components. AV SuperGreens offers a wide spectrum of highly concentrated bio available chlorophyll, enzymes, high quality protein, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, all balanced by nature and more effectively absorbed than those found in synthetic formulations.