Thursday, June 3, 2010

Barlean's Nutrition

In my last post I introduced my favorite nutritional supplement: Barlean's Greens.  In general, green drinks are good detoxifiers and blood cleansers.

Over the next few days I want to go into more detail about Barlean's ingredients and discover exactly what they accomplish in our bodies.  Sound like fun?  

Just so everyone knows -- I am not a paid spokesperson for Barlean's.  I just happen to love their product, want to share it, and learn more about its awesome ingredients.

Green Food
In just one heaping tablespoon of the Barlean's Green powder there are land greens concentrated at 1500% totaling nearly 3,500 milligrams!  The land greens include organic barley leaf, organic wheat leaf, organic oat leaf, spinach, and parsley. 

Organic barley leaf
Barley is high in calcium, iron, all of the essential amino acids (important for vegans), chlorophyll, flavonoids, vitamin B12, vitamin C, many minerals, and enzymes.  It heals the stomach, pancreatitis, and is an anti-inflammatory.

Organic wheat leaf
Excellent source of beta-carotene, calcium, chlorophyll, fiber, iron and vitamin K. It is also a very good source of protein, vitamin C, vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin B6, trace minerals and contains all essential amino acids. Lastly, it helps alkalize blood (pHabulous).

Organic oat leaf
Rich in Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and minerals.

Spinach is one of the most beneficial vegetables. It is filled with vitamins, proteins, anti-oxidants and essential nutrients that promote overall good health and well-being.  It is an excellent source of vitamin A (good for eyes) & choline and inositol (good for blood arteries).

Most of the nutritional value of parsley comes from Vitamin C and A.  Some herbalists also think that parsley helps reduce high blood pressure. 

What is a flavonoid A powerful antioxidant and also has anti-cancer agents like carotenoid which may help prevent the formation of tumors.

Why is chlorophyll important?  It contains protein (great for vegans), all of the B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino acids. It is virtually a complete food.  It contains more vitamin B12 than liver.  Lastly, chlorophyll can help clean the bloodstream.

Did I mention that there are only 30 calories in one heaping tablespoon? What a serious bang for your buck.  In more ways than one, this is truly a superfood

Here are the links if you want to see the packaging or purchase:
Barlean's Organic Oils Barlean's Greens, 9.3oz Container (powder)
Barlean's Organic Oils Barlean's Greens, 240 Count, 12oz Bottle (capsules)

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