We source superfoods from around the globe and we’re always looking to source smarter and to make better decisions to help Pure Green and its customers be a positive force in the world. We feel a great sense of responsibility and pride to educate people on the benefits of superfoods and what it means to be in the business of fueling people’s performance.
Chia Seeds benefits
Chia seeds are extremely high in nutrients especially relative to their size, they pack a powerful nutrition punch! A one-ounce serving of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 9 grams of fat (5 grams which are omega-3s). The same on-ounce serving also contains the following percentages your recommended daily intake: 18% calcium, 30% manganese, 30% magnesium, 27% phosphorus. Chia seeds also contain a potent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin, potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2. Chia seeds have a strong amount of protein and good balance of essential amino acids, by weight, chia seeds are 14% protein. Chia seeds are high in omega-3s containing even more omega-3s than wild salmon when you compare on a gram by gram basis.
What is unique about Chia Seeds is with all of the above nutritional content in a single ounce serving, the same ounce only has 137 calories and just 1 gram of carbohydrates. Chia Seeds are also very high in antioxidants which protect the delicate fats in the chia seeds from spoiling. Chia Seeds are great on the Keto Diet as they only have 1 carb and they have 11 grams of fiber which essentially make the net-carbs in chia seeds zero.
Blueberries are among the most nutrient rich berries, they are low in calories yet high in nutrition. Blueberries are high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. A one-cup serving of blueberries packs 4 grams of fiber, 24% of Vitamin C for the Daily Reference Intake, 36% of Vitamin K for the Daily Reference Intake and 25% of Manganese for the Daily Reference Intake. Blueberries have a high amount of antioxidants and have also been shown to directly increase antioxidant levels in the body. Calorie for calorie, Blueberries are a great source of nutrients.
Ginger is packed with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have strong benefits for your body and brain. Ginger contains the active ingredient gingerol, a bioactive compound that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Ginger has nutrients including magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, folate, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin B6. Ginger also contains beta-carotene, capsaicin, caffeic acid, curcumin (active ingredient in turmeric as ginger is a relative of the same family) and salicylate.
Coconuts are different than fruits that are high in carbs, they are mostly fat and also contain protein as well as several important minerals and small amounts of B vitamins. Coconuts are high in manganese and also rich in copper and iron. Most of the fat in coconuts are from medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). The body metabolizes MCTs differently compared to other types of fat, they are absorbed more quickly and used for energy. Coconuts are low in carbs, rich in amino acids, healthy fats and fiber. Coconuts contain pholyphenol antioxidants that can help protect your cells from damage.
Grass-fed Whey Protein benefits
Grass-fed whey protein is a complete high-quality protein containing all of the essential amino acids. It is very digestible and has a high absorption rate compared to other types of protein. Whey protein is great for promoting muscle growth and maintenance when combined with strength training. Grass-fed whey protein may strengthen the body’s antioxidant defense system by promoting the production of glutathione (the master antioxidant).
Pitaya also known as Dragon Fruit is well known for its vibrant pink skin, it is low in calories but loaded with essential vitamins and minerals while also containing a good amount of fiber. Pitaya contains a high amount of polyphenols, carotenoids and betacyanins. Pitaya contains a high dose of Vitamin C, beta-carotene and betalain and offers 7 grams of fiber per serving making it a great choice to meet your daily fiber needs. Pitaya may promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. It’s high supply of Vitamin C and carotenoids may promote immune-boosting functions in the body.
Cocout Water benefits
Coconut water is found in the middle of young, green coconuts containing 94% water and very little fat, it is a excellent source of fiber, Vitamin C and minerals. Coconut water has been found to be effective at replenishing fluids and electrolytes after exercise and contains Vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, potassium and calcium.
Acai is a Braziliam Superfruit that grows on palm trees in rainforest conditions and is native to the Amazon and countries surrounding Brazil. Acai is a dark purple fruit that is jam packed with nutrients. Acai berries contain healthy fats, low sugar as well as many trace minerals including anthocyanins which give acai berries it’s dark purple hue. Acai is loaded with antioxidants containing ounce for ounce over three times the amount of antioxidants found in blueberries. Acai may have been found to potentially counteract the damaging effects of inflammation and oxidation in the brain.
Raw Cacao benefits
Raw cacao is very rich in polyphenols, it is the raw form of chocolate before processing. Raw cacao is rich in flavanols which may help to lower blood pressure by improving nitric oxide levels, support neuron production in the brain and improve blood flow.
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae containing the active ingredient phycocyanin which is a powerful antioxidant. Gram for gram, spirulina may be one of the most nutrient rich foods on the planet. Spirulina provides a small amount of fat, including both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids and contains a very high quality protein. Spirulina contains B Vitamins, Copper, Iron as well as decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese.
Cayenne pepper benefits
Cayenne peppers are a type of chili pepper belonging to the nightshade plant family, they have an impressive nutrition profile including a variety of antioxidants. The active ingredient in cayenne peppers is capsaicin where the hot taste comes from. Cayenne peppers contain vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K, manganese, potassium and riboflavin.
Turmeric pepper benefits
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with a host of medicinal benefits. Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Curcumin helps to neutralize free radicals and also helps to stimulate your body’s own antioxidant enzymes as well as boosting brain hormone BDNF which helps to create new neurons in the brain.