‘Antioxidants’ is a hot beauty buzz word right now, and Amazing Grass has a new product that is right on target. Just one scoop of their new GREENSuperFood Antioxidant & Greens Powder has a whopping 15,000 ORAC units (compared to 900 per 3.5 ounce serving of broccoli or 210 per 3.5 ounce serving of carrots). Using a combination of five key antioxidant blends made from high quality fruits, vegetables and herbs, the new GREENSuperFood Antioxidant & Greens Powder helps the body defend against the effects of ‘evil’ free radicals and supports healthier skin and a strong immune system—key factors for optimizing beauty potential.
Free radicals are the by-products of a normal and necessary event—the burning of oxygen by cells in the body to produce energy. These by-products are damaged molecules that are missing an electron and want one badly enough to attack any nearby molecule to get it. If they take electrons from important components in the body, such as DNA (the body's master plan for reproducing cells) or from protein or fat, they do damage to those cells and precipitate health problems including skin ailments. Free radicals can also be caused by environmental factors such as pollution, smoking and ultraviolet light.
Antioxidants are a group of compounds that act as free radical scavengers, donating electrons and neutralizing free radicals thus preventing the destruction to other cells. Certain phytonutrients and vitamins, such as those within the Amazing Grass GREENSuperFood blend, go around taking out the free radicals, converting them to harmless waste that get eliminated from the body before they can do damage.
Another beauty benefit of Amazing Grass GREENSuperFood is its role in balancing pH and detoxifying. Many foods, the air we breathe, and the stress of our everyday lives creates acids in our body. The consumption of meat, dairy, fruit and processed foods leave our body’s pH in an acidic state, slowing metabolism and draining energy. Wheat Grass and many of the other greens in Amazing Grass GREENSuperFood are alkaline, and they help neutralize acids and bring the pH top a healthier state.
“It is important to get out of an acidic state because the body retains water in the fat cells to help dilute these acids,” says Amazing Grass co-founder Todd Habermehl “By restoring alkalinity and neutralizing acid production your body can improve metabolism and its ability to defend against disease, irritation and illnesses that can effect beauty.”
Fiber is an important part of any ‘eating for beauty’ regimen. A scoop of Amazing Grass in juice provides the equivalent of 4 servings of vegetables, and the fiber expands in the stomach to create a feeling of fullness. Wheat grass contains natural fiber that binds to fat molecules in the digestive system, forcing them to be eliminated by the body. And the effects are long-lasting to ensure that the calories are either used by the body or escorted through your body before they can affix themselves to your hips and thighs.
Amazing Grass Green SuperFood allows you to get the best nutrition any time of day, everyday. The company has selected the most nutritious vibrant organic vegetables, cereal grasses, algae, anti-oxidant rich fruits, probiotics and immune boosting support herbs to create a delicious tasting drink powder that mixes easily with water, juice or your favorite smoothie.
All Amazing Grass products are made in the USA and are non-dairy, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and do not contain soy lecithin fillers. The new GREENSuperFood Antioxidant & Greens Powder is sold in containers and in single serve packets. It can be found at health food stores across the country such as Whole Foods Market as well as online at http://www.amazinggrass.com.
About Amazing Grass
Amazing Grass was created in 2002 to help people connect health, nutrition and the environment and therefore lead more active lives by achieving their full potential through better nutrition. For over 50 years, their family farm in Kansas has perfected the growing, harvesting and dehydration of organic greens ensuring optimal nutrition. All of their products are certified organic, gluten free and vegan and designed for people who: want to cleanse and detoxify; are part of the 95% of the population who do not get the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables; have digestive issues; and are vegan or consuming a vegetarian diet.