Nutrition

Green Superfood Blend | Benefits, Dosage & How To Use

What Are Superfood Blends?

‘Superfood’ is the name given to a food high in certain properties, usually antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants help to fight against damage caused by free radicals – molecules that can cause inflammation, cell damage and disease. Superfood blends are usually a combination of foods that boast various antioxidant properties.1

Different antioxidants include flavonoids, polyphenols, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. Whilst superfoods are often thought of as being expensive products, everyday fruit and veg can be also be superfoods, as many of them are excellent sources of antioxidants.

 

 

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Nutritional Information

Myvegan Green Superfood Blend contains a whole variety of different nutrient extracts including spinach powder, broccoli powder, spirulina, barley grass, wheatgrass, kale powder, camu camu powder, Seagreens and Vita-algae D (a source of vitamin D).

Nutritional information per serving: 2 small scoops (5g).

Nutritional information Per serving

  • Energy 60KJ/ 14Kcal
  • Fat 0g
  • Of which saturates 0g
  • Carbohydrates 1.2g
  • Of which sugars 0g
  • Protein 1.4g
  • Salt 0.07g
  • Iodine 150μg
  • Vitamin C 12mg
  • Vitamin D 5.0μg
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  • Green Superfood Blend Benefits (H2) – 7 benefits

 

Superfood Blend Benefits

Benefit 1

Greens can be a natural source of protein. MyVegan Green Superfood Blend contains spirulina, an algae source that has held its place in the superfood market for over 20 years and rightly so; it is made up of around 60-70% protein and is also a complete protein.2 Spirulina is also an easy to digest protein so can be easily absorbed and utilised throughout the body.

Benefit 2

Greens can be a natural source of iron. Dark leafy vegetables such as kale, broccoli and spinach are important to include in a plant-based diet due to their higher iron content. Spirulina and wheatgrass are also good sources of iron. Low levels of iron are linked with increased fatigue and poor wound healing.

Benefit 3

Greens powders may help to reduce blood pressure. It may sound obvious, but one of the benefits to using a green blend, is that the blend contains a variety of different nutrients. Foods high in flavonoids and anti-oxidants have independently been shown to have a beneficial effect on blood pressure, which may help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.3,4,5 It The natural extracts found in MyVegan Green Superfood Blend all contain flavonoids and anti-oxidants, as well as other nutritional benefits.

Benefit 4

Greens powders may help to improve skin health. Vitamin C contains anti-oxidant properties that help to fight free radical damage.6 This is especially important when it comes to skin health, as pollution, stress and sun exposure can all cause damage to our skin. In recent years, skincare products have started to incorporate Vitamin C into topical products however, it is important to have a dietary intake of Vitamin C as well.

Benefit 5

Greens powders may help to support immunity. Immunity is a complex process which is carried out throughout the entire body. Foods high in anti-oxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin D can all help to support immunity. Wheatgrass contains probiotic properties, whilst spirulina has a variety of different immune-boosting properties.7 Myvegan Green Superfood Blend contains added Vitamin C and D, which can help to improve immunity.

Benefit 6

Greens powders can help to maintain energy levels. Low levels of Vitamin D can cause tiredness and fatigue. The majority of our Vitamin D comes from sunlight however, due to shorter days in Winter, it is recommend that everyone in the UK supplements with Vitamin D from October to March.8 Myvegan Green Superfood Blend contains added vitamin D to help combat fatigue.

Benefit 7

Greens powders may help to support natural thyroid function. The thyroid gland is essential for normal functioning of metabolism, energy levels and cognition. Thyroid hormones require iodine in order to function correctly; low iodine levels have been linked to symptoms such as ‘brain fog’, fatigue, and low mood.9 Iodine can be difficult to obtain on a plant-based diet however, Myvegan Green Superfood contains added iodine, which can contribute towards your daily intake.

Greens Superfood Blend Dosage

The recommended serving size of MyVegan Green Superfood Blend is 2 small scoops (5g). This will contribute to your recommended daily intake of various vitamins and minerals.

How To Use Our Green Superfood Blend

Method 1

Breakfast — get prepped for the day ahead with a boost of plant power. Just add 5g of our Green Superfood Blend to oats or your favourite smoothie.

Method 2

Anytime — get your greens in anywhere, anytime – without the hassle of sourcing individual ingredients. Simply mix 5g of our Green Superfood Blend with water and you’re good to go!

Method 3

Sweet treats – the addition of 5g of MyVegan Green Superfood Blend will add a nutrient boost to your favourite bakes.

Potential Side Effects

It is important to note that foods particularly high in flavonoids may interact with medications. It is important to speak to a healthcare professional before making dietary changes.

Talk To Your Nutritionist

This article is to be used for educational purposes only; if you have any concerns about your health then please contact your relevant healthcare professional. MyVegan is not making any claims about the health properties of its Green Superfood Blend.

Take Home Message

MyVegan Green Superfood Blend contains a variety of carefully selected superfood extracts which can help to support immunity and energy levels, as well helping to fight inflammation and damage within the body. Not only that, but the addition of Vitamin C, D and iodine is a helpful boost towards meeting your daily vitamin and mineral needs.

FAQs

What’s green superfood?

‘Green superfoods’ are usually given this name as they are usually extracted from foods high in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a natural anti-oxidant and is what gives plants their green colour. Examples include kale, broccoli, spinach, parsley, and other dark leafy green.

What is green superfood good for?

The natural extracts found in green superfoods have been linked to an improvement in fatigue, inflammation and immunity.

How do you take Green Superfood Blend?

Simply add two scoops (5) to water or your favourite smoothie, give it a shake and you’re good to go!

How many times a day should I drink green superfood?

The recommended use of MyVegan Green Superfood is one serving size (two small scoops)

Do green powders actually work?

Superfoods and functional foods have been well researched due to their beneficial properties. MyVegan Green Superfood Blend is not a cure for all illness however, it may help to fight tiredness and fatigue, as well as boosting immunity.

Does Green Superfood have caffeine?

No, MyVegan Green Superfood Blend does not contain caffeine.

Can you take too much greens powder?

If you are taking any medication to help with thyroid function, or you have any concerns about thyroid help please seek medical advice before use of Myvegan Green Superfood Blend.

Does green powder have side effects?

The superfood extracts contained within MyVegan Green Superfood Blend are typically considered to not be harmful when taken in the suggested serving size.

Do greens give you energy?

The natural extracts found in MyVegan Green Superfood Blend can help to support energy levels. The addition of vitamin D and iodine may also help to provide a further boost to help combat fatigue.

Can green supplements replace vegetables?

Like any supplement, greens powder should be used as an addition to a balanced diet to help support overall health. They should not be used as a replacement for the recommended daily fruit and vegetable intake.

 

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