Organic Greens Powder | Alkalising Greens for Immunity and Detox
It’s everywhere in the media and all the celebs are doing it: detoxing.
But why? Because now, more than ever, we live in polluted times. The most damaging toxins we face are likely to come from the environment, including from the food we eat, the water we drink and bathe in and the products we use on our skin and in our homes.
People take a shower every day to rinse the outside of their body, but they don’t cleanse the inside of their bodies every day.
Additionally, our high-stress lives can be ‘toxic’ to our bodies by creating overly acidic blood which many naturopaths believe is the forerunner to disease.
The sheer amount of toxins that we are exposed to, however, means that our detoxification systems can sometimes benefit from a helping hand.
The welcome effects can be more energy, improved immune function, reduced congestion and inflammation, and brighter skin, hair and eyes.
Here are our top 5 favourite Alkalising Greens that supports detoxification.
Barleygrass is extremely alkalising and rich in essential vitamins and minerals, it's also an abundant source of chlorophyll - a compound that converts sunlight into energy within the plant. When chlorophyll is consumed it releases a flow of oxygen into the bloodstream, detoxing the body of harmful toxins and impurities, it has the ability to bind to and flush out toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
Wheatgrass heals, cleanses, alkalises and builds the blood. Wheatgrass offers protection from radiation and cellular damage, regenerating damaged cells and tissues. It is such a powerful cleanser that it is recommended to start slowly to avoid detox symptoms such as headaches, rashes and nausea.
Spirulina is a potent detoxifier and an excellent chelating agent to remove toxins and radioactive substances from the body. It is also rich in chlorophyll that help cleanses the liver, kidneys and blood of toxins and metabolic impurities including excess uric acid.
The high polyphenol content in Moringa protects the liver from oxidative stress, toxicity and damage. As the primary organ for blood detoxification, keeping the liver in tip-top condition is essential when embarking on a detox and cleanse. Studies show that Moringa facilitates the faster elimination of toxins and decreases the negative effect of alcohol on the liver, making this a great superfood to add to a morning after smoothie.
One of the most unique benefits of Chlorella is its ability to detox environmental toxins safely from the body. The mucopolysaccharides that make up the cell wall of Chlorella bind with toxins such as heavy metals (including mercury), pesticides and carry them safely out of the body in a process called "chelation".
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With added fruits to boost immunity:
Camu Camu is an Amazonian fruit, boasting more than 60 times the amount of vitamin C than an orange. Helps in the elimination of free radicals and also essential to a healthy immune system.
The Baobab tree is commonly called ‘The Tree of Life’ in its native country of Africa. This fruit contains a lot of fibre and calcium as well as vitamins and minerals and can be an exotic and interesting addition to a breakfast smoothie.
Maca Root is an ancient food and powerful adaptogen with a rich supply of vitamins and minerals, including iodine. Helps with more energy and hormonal balance.
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