Why Super foods? Superfoods have earned their distinction by having great nutritional value, they may also improve nutrition where it may be lacking, strengthen the immune system, increasing energy levels and keeping those organs healthy. I have been using super foods since I started eating raw food. And Issy has had spirulina from around 8 months of age in her green smoothies.
A few months ago I started doing some research trying to find green super foods that were made and or owned by an Australian company – and were of quality and substance, and I came across MicroOrganics Green Nutritionals.- so I emailed them and simply asked if I could try their products out! Not only was I sent a sample of every product they stock, I was also sent detailed information on the benefits of each and where they are made etc..
It has now been a few months since we started using their products, not only are we loving them but there were a few very simple and telling signs that I noticed straight away!
- Color – The spoon on the top is Green Nutritionals Spirulina, the bottom spoon is another brand! CHECK OUT THE COLOUR DIFFERENCE ALONE! look at how significantly darker it is!
- Taste - I have never tasted Spirulina that honestly tastes as good as Green Nutritionals. My new favorite green smoothie is – Green Nutritionals Spirulina, almond milk, banana and blueberries! Seriously it is amazing! I was like Hamish seriously taste this! I honestly could not get over the difference in taste from the brand we had been previously been using.
The other product they make is the Green Calcium! I wish I was aware of this when I was breastfeeding Isabelle – as it is something I would have put in my smoothies daily, and I will definitely be doing that for my next pregnancy and my future breastfeeding experience! I am also adding this to our ( including Isabelle’s ) smoothies daily. I know that neither of us are going to be lacking in calcium now we have started to include this in our diet – and its something that as a family that eats raw food we need to be very aware of.
Here are some of the benefits of each of the products Green Nutritionals make. It is also the reason after trialling the products that we decided to stock them in the store. Along with Vitamineral greens, they are the only Green superfood powders we will be using from now on!
Spirulina is a microscopic spiral shaped, blue-green vegetable algae. It is nature’s richest whole-food source of complete protein. Rich in GLA, it also contains important B complexes including bio-available B12 and other essential organic, whole-food minerals and trace elements. Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina is grown on the Big Island of Hawaii, USA without the use or any chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified material.
The most common use of Chlorella is as a nutritional supplement. As well as being rich in carotenoids and chlorophyll, Chlorella contains vitamin A, all the B’s, C and E, and unlike synthetic forms found in multi-vitamin supplements – in their natural form, and without having to worry about dosage. Chlorella is packed with minerals including potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron and calcium contains around 60% complete balanced protein. You can use it as tablets or powder, both are equally effective.
Chlorella is a powerful detoxifying food, so when starting always take a smaller amount for the first week, with an adequate intake of pure water. It is possible some new users may not tolerate chlorella – in the event that you experience stomach upset or nausea when taking chlorella, either reduce the amount you are taking or stop taking chlorella completely and seek advice from your health care practitioner. If pregnant, breastfeeding or taking medications, always consult your health care practitioner before starting on Chlorella.
Australian Supregrass is made using 100% organic young leaf Barley, Wheat and Alfalfa grasses from the mineral-rich, certified organic soil on the banks of the Murray River in Northern Victoria. The clean, green farms where Australian supergrass is grown are certified organic by The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA).
When combined, these 3 highly alkalising young leaf grasses deliver a broader spectrum of organic nutrients in one perfect blend to energise, alkalise and nourish the body.
A 100% plant source of calcium from the marine plant Lithothamnium calcareum, Green calcium is naturally rich in calcium, magnesium and 72 other trace minerals important for optimum calcium absorption and bone health. Green Calcium is the richest natural plant-source of calcium available, is highly alkaline (pH10) and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
One level teaspoon (2.8g) of Green Calcium contains 952mg of elemental calcium in a pure, plant form – 952mg of elemental calcium represents approx 95% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults. I give this to Issy in her Green Smoothies – see suggested uses below ….
Suggested Usage: one serve = 2.8g (approx 1 level teaspoon)
- Adults: use ½ to 1 serve daily
- Pregnant or Breastfeeding Mothers: use ¾ to 1 ¼ serves daily
- Children age 1-11 years: use 1/3 of level teaspoon daily
Serving Suggestions: Mix in favourite green smoothie or juice, water or simply add to food.
Green superfoods contains Hawaiian Spirulina, Yaeyama Chlorella, Australian Organic Alfalfa and Barleygrass and Organic Marine Plant Minerals.
Green Nutritionals have left out are the ‘filler’ ingredients, such as bulk fibre and insignificant amounts of herbs and synthetic vitamins that provide little to no health benefits ( that your find in other superfoods), ensuring that gram for gram you get the most nutrient-rich and bioavailable superfood
- 33% easily assimilated high quality protein
- Phycocyanin ( antioxidant for liver and kidney health, very hard to find in foods)
- Zeaxanthin ( antioxidant for the eyes and brain)
- Beta Carotene ( antioxidant for skin, eyes, immune system, safe source of vitamin A
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