Reasons to Go Green
It’s no secret that getting your 5 a day is good news, but sometimes it can be hard to be consistent. If you struggle to stay on top of your daily dose of greens, Workshop’s Essential Greens is a great alternative and can easily be added to shakes, smoothies and juices. As well as being low in sugar and calories and tasting great, the blend of organic fruits and vegetables and cleansing and alkalising grass juices also contains digestive enzymes which allow for optimum absorption of vitamins and minerals, perfect for increasing and maintaining your energy levels throughout the day. Here are just some of the benefits of getting more green...
Better gut health
Workshop’s Essential Greens contains Inulin, a natural, soluble prebiotic that helps stimulate the growth and activity of healthy gut bacteria. The hefty dose of fibre from the fruit and vegetable blend also feeds the good bacteria, creating the optimum environment for your gut to thrive.
A healthy inflammatory system is not just crucial for daily health and wellbeing, it’ll help protect you long-term against chronic illnesses too. Leafy greens such as broccoli, spirulina and nettle leaves are abundant in antioxidants which protect against inflammation caused by free radicals, and polyphenols, disease-fighting compounds found in plants.
Lower stress levels
Green vegetables are a rich source of folate, which helps balance out mood. Folate is also key in helping you transform amino acids into key neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, known commonly as feel-good chemicals. Leafy vegetables are also high in magnesium which plays a critical role in regulating our stress response and helping to improve fatigue, tension and anxiety.
Healthier immune system
As well as being loaded with immune-boosting iron, vitamin C and beta carotene, greens including spinach and broccoli play an important role in contributing to a fully functioning immune system by ensuring that the immune cells in the gut (known as IELs) function as they should.
If you’re lacking in luminosity, stock up on dark, leafy greens which are packed full of vitamin C which promote collagen synthesis and is a key factor in maintaining plump, healthy skin. Vitamin K meanwhile helps improve dark circles.
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