Super Greens, or just Greens, are a mix of dehydrated green foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins and other bioactive substances. In the composition of supergreens can be most often found:
- chlorella is a freshwater algae that is characterized by the highest known content of chlorophyll, which has antioxidant properties. It contains significant amounts of fibre, iron and B vitamins;
- spirulina is also classified as an algae and is one of the richest plant sources of protein (more than 50 %); it also contains the dye phycocyanin, which has strong antioxidant and anti‑inflammatory effects;
- young barley and young wheat are nutritionally similar to the early stages of known cereals. Young wheat contains a higher amount of protein and has a slightly earthy taste, which is why it is often combined with e.g. apple juice.
Other green foods that can be found in supergreens include matcha, moringa, kale, spinach, broccoli, alfalfa or mint. The content of some adaptogens (maca, ashwagandha, ginseng) is no exception, vital mushrooms a digestive enzymes.
Thanks to the contained substances, Super Greens have antioxidant, anti‑inflammatory and can support the normal function of the digestive, immune or cardiovascular system. Although the use of super greens can support overall health, they should not replace the consumption of a varied diet, including fruits and vegetables.