Inner health is about so many things – strong immunity, good gut bacteria – and as we get older our bodies just aren’t as efficient at producing all the things that support good inner health. One of those things is removing toxins, another is producing helpful enzymes. Leafy greens help our bodies quietly get on with doing both while we’re trying to deal with the more obvious new signs of ageing like hot flushes, mood swings, insomnia, too much hair where we don’t want it and not enough where we do!
“Eat your greens” is an old adage but a good one. Leafy greens support your body’s immune system because they’re high in phytonutrients which prevent disease. Win. They are an excellent source of fibre, which is essential for colon health because it helps remove toxins from the body. Win. Leafy greens then also produce the enzymes that aid digestion. Win. A better functioning digestive tract then improves energy levels. Win. Win. Win. Win. Win!
WHAT’S IN IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Super greens support healthy immune systems. This supplement is based on the powerful combination of spinach, kale and spirulina, which we’ve then blended with a lovely, fresh-tasting apple flavour. These greens are jam-packed with fibre which helps reduce cholesterol levels, which in turn supports heart health, and lowers colorectal cancer risk by moving food through the gut quickly.
Phytonutrients are plentiful in super greens and are necessary for the body to function and prevent disease. They are chiefly known for their powerful antioxidant properties but come with a range of other benefits: carotenoids are good for eye health and immune health; while flavonoids can protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Probiotics are microorganisms (such as lactobacilli or bifidobacteria) that, when consumed as a food or dietary supplement, help maintain and support beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. Since the mid-1990s, research has shown that probiotics can help treat a number of gastrointestinal issues, delay the development of allergies in children, and treat and prevent vaginal and urinary infections in women.
Postbiotics are the compounds that are created by probiotics when they consume fibre. Many of the health benefits linked with prebiotics and probiotics actually come from the production of postbiotics, which include enzymes and amino acids. They live and thrive in the digestive system and help restore intestinal homeostasis (optimal functioning).