Green is the colour of health according to the experts and green superfood powders seem to be the most popular way of consuming chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a green pigment in plants that converts sunlight into a usable energy source. In structure, chlorophyll is similar to hemoglobin and is used by the body to support the restoration and building of red blood cells, cleanse the blood, carry oxygen around the body and protect against anemia. It is also highly detoxifying, alkalising, antimicrobial, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory due to its rich enzyme, antioxidant, vitamin and mineral content.
When buying green powders it is essential to source those grown in direct sunlight. It is also important to buy from a source that is transparent about their production procedures as these plants are easily contaminated and can be a source of toxins and dangerous chemicals if processed in the wrong way.
Here are our top five:
Barley Grass Juice Powder
Barley grass is one of the most nutrient rich foods on Earth. Used for centuries to heal and treat disease, in its dried juice form it is more concentrated and easier for the body to digest and assimilate. Shown to increase energy, alkalise the body, improve bone health and boost the immune system, this green powder also aids in the detoxing of heavy metals and supports the lymphatic system. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it is also a great source of protein, amino acids, enzymes and chlorophyll.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in fresh and salt water. It is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, iron, beta-carotene and protein. It is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, supports the detoxification of heavy metals, increases production in the body of disease fighting proteins, lowers blood pressure, reduces LDL cholesterol, boosts the metabolism and supports cellular, cardiovascular, brain and eye health. Hawaiian spirulina has gram for gram more nutrition than any other type.
Moringa has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent disease. This powder made from dried moringa leaves is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, rich in antioxidants and packed full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It supports the cardiovascular system, brain health and protects against heart disease, liver disease, anemia, diabetes, arthritis, respiratory disease, skin disease and digestive disorders.
Wheatgrass Juice Powder
Wheatgrass juice has long been hailed as a cure all and in its powdered form it is still a nutritional powerhouse of a food. It contains every known mineral and is a rich source of vitamins, antioxidants, protein and chlorophyll. It is antibacterial, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing and can be used as a mouth rinse to treat dental issues. Highly alkalising and purifying, it supports cell health, the immune system, respiratory health and the skin.
Cracked Wall Chlorella
Chlorella a freshwater algae with the the highest chlorophyll content of all known plants. In the body it binds to heavy metals, bacteria and radiation and detoxes them from our systems. It is a complete protein, excellent source of minerals and vitamins and supports bodily health in almost every way possible. There are two kinds of chlorella, Vulgaris which is easiest to digest and Pyrenoidosa which most effectively binds to heavy metals. The cleanest options are usually grown in Taiwan or Japan. When buying chlorella, be wary of ‘broken’ cell wall products which have been cheaply ground and quickly oxidise and mould. The current most advanced way to crack the cell wall is via sound waves.