10 green superfoods that will help you look better naked
Through our experience, we have uncovered the BEST greens to support alkalinity, weight loss, proper digestion, increased immunity, clear skin, and a healthy liver… the perfect staples to help you look better naked.
With the kale and green juice trend in full-swing, the wellness community is certainly convinced that drinking cold-pressed, raw, organic juice daily is one of the best ways to give your body the nutrition it needs to heal.
Health advocates have even discovered that, just like juicing, blended soups and smoothies break down the fiber of greens, making digestion and absorption of nutrients easier for your body.
We get it – more greens equals a healthier, sexier you. But what if you could do even more? With the high-stress demands of today’s world and the constant bombardment of environmental toxins on our bodies, we need more greens than ever to keep our bodies balanced.
Through our experience, we have uncovered the BEST greens to support alkalinity, weight loss, proper digestion, increased immunity, clear skin, and a healthy liver… the perfect staples to help you look better naked. Here they are:
Chlorophyll can heal your intestinal tract, improving digestion and the assimilation of nutrients.
Chlorophyll has many health benefits from increasing immunity to preventing bad breath. It’s also a powerhouse when it comes to gastrointestinal problems. Many diseases originate when refined, low-fiber foods and animal fats that are difficult for us to digest clog up our colons. Chlorophyll can heal your intestinal tract, improving digestion and the assimilation of nutrients.
Matcha is heaven-sent for those of us always on-the-go. Matcha is a concentrated form of green tea that is ground up into a powder and diffused in liquid. It contains two substances called theophylline and theanine which work together to give you an energy boost that can last up to six hours. Matcha can also aid in weight loss, as it increases energy expenditure and fat oxidation during exercise.
Oregano can be used to soothe coughs, asthma and bronchitis because it contains chemicals that reduce respiratory spasms.
I bet you didn’t know how many health benefits were hidden in this kitchen staple! Oregano can be used to soothe coughs, asthma and bronchitis because it contains chemicals that reduce respiratory spasms. Additionally, oregano oil increases bile flow, making it ideal for healing GI disorders including IBS and acid reflux. It can even be applied topically to help with anything from acne and varicose veins to spider bites and gum disease.
Wheatgrass is truly nature’s finest medicine. It contains an impressive array of minerals, amino acids, vitamins and enzymes. Its nutrient content closely resembles the human body’s natural components, allowing wheatgrass to naturally regulate all our bodily functions.
Add spirulina to your post-workout smoothie for a rapid healing effect.
Spirulina is the athlete’s ultimate superfood. It contains all eight amino acids necessary for building muscle and is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, K, and E, which are all important for repairing muscle tissue. A very high source of chlorophyll, salt, phytonutrients, and enzymes, spirulina even contains the same amount of iron that you would get from eating red meat. Add spirulina to your post-workout smoothie for a rapid healing effect.
You may recognize alfalfa as the curly white sprouts garnishing fancy salads and sandwiches, but it does a lot more than just look pretty. Like most plants, alfalfa is rich in a vast array of vitamins and minerals, but it contains more protein than most other greens. The grass has also been shown to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and, even more impressive, treat autoimmune diseases such as Lupus.
Barley contains a fantastic balance of protein, carbs and healthy fats, making it ideal for reducing blood sugar and stabilizing insulin levels.
Barley is the famous ingredient in beer, but its resume is far more impressive than just that! Barley contains a fantastic balance of protein, carbs and healthy fats, making it ideal for reducing blood sugar and stabilizing insulin levels. These properties aide in weight loss by curbing hunger and are especially effective when barley is used to increase strength and endurance during particularly tough workouts.
BLUE GREEN ALGAE – E3LIVE
Don’t write off this powerful green because it makes you think of pond scum. Blue green algae is jam-packed with protein and iron, making it a great and satisfying addition to your morning smoothie. The impressive array of vitamins and minerals found in this plant have also been shown to help with pesky PMS problems including cramps and bloating.
Parsley is used to treat an amazing range of conditions like urinary tract infections, GI disorders, diabetes, asthma, and high blood pressure.
This common garnish adds a lot more to your meal than just a pop of color. Parsley is used to treat an amazing range of conditions like urinary tract infections, GI disorders, diabetes, asthma, and high blood pressure. Perfect for date night, this plant is also an aphrodisiac that will freshen your breath for a goodnight kiss. Bruises, insect bites, and dry skin can also be soothed by applying parsley directly to the skin.
Nettle leaves have been used to treat health concerns for hundreds of years, so it’s about time you added them to your medicine cabinet! When taken in the form of an extract, capsule, or tea, nettle may reduce inflammation in the urinary tract, arthritic joints, and irritated skin. Nettle is also the perfect green for spring, as it reduces common allergic reactions such as the sneezing and itching often spurred by pollin.
Not only do all these green replacements amp up your health, they also make it a whole lot easier to feel and look even sexier than you already are!
Based in New York City, the founders of Bliss Out Wellness, Fern Olivia Langham and Sarah Anne Stewart are taking the growing health and wellness movement to another level. Coming together as teachers in the respective niches of yoga, meditation, nutrition and holistic health – together they are on a mission to inspire, teach, and support others desiring life-changing experiences and breakthroughs. Fern and Sarah have quickly become powerhouses in the wellness community, providing innovative, soul-awakening, yet fun one-on-one coaching programs, career coaching mentorships, events, workshops, retreat and wellness travel experiences.