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Buyer's Guide: The best green foods

Since many of us don’t eat the recommended 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, concentrated green food and superfood powders can fill the nutritional gap in your diet.

Green Blends

These products combine several vegetables, greens and other nutrient-dense ingredients into a single product packed with nutrition. A 9-10 gram serving provides the antioxidant equivalent of 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables. Lindberg Greens and Fruits Plus, Garden of Life Perfect Food and Spirit Garden Nutrition Emerald Balance are all good choices.

 

Barley Grass

Barley grass powder contains more active ingredients than nearly 200 other greens, herbs, algaes and grasses. It is loaded with antioxidants, active enzymes, bioflavonoids, chlorophyll and other phytonutrients that promote health. Green Foods Green Magma powder is a popular choice.

 

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass juice is a renowned superfood and source of many nutrients and antioxidants. You’ll find it in green blends such as Garden of LIfe 100% Organic Wheat Grass Juice or Pure Plant Heirloom Wheatgrass

 

Chlorella

Chlorella is a single-celled aquatic plant containing high concentrations of chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamin B12, iron, RNA and DNA. Source Naturals Yaeyama Chlorella tablets have been processed to crack or break apart chlorella’s cell wall, enhancing its bioavailability. Lindberg Chlorella has naturally occurring chlorophyll (the green pigment found in plants), plus beta-carotene, mixed carotenoids, vitamin C, iron and protein. The cell wall in this high quality Chlorella has been broken down mechanically to aid digestibility.

Spirulina

Spirulina is a blue-green algae containing high concentrations of protein, carotenoids and phytonutrients. Like most green foods, spirulina powder has a strong taste so you may prefer the Lindberg 100% Organic Spirulina 500 mg tablets.

 

Alfalfa

Alfalfa is high in fiber, chlorophyll and trace minerals and is a mild laxative. Lindberg Alfalfa Leaf 500 mg tablets promote joint and colon health.*