If we told you that greens are one of the most powerful and interesting foods on the planet, would you believe us?
But what if Purium product formulator and Co-Owner Dave Sandoval told you?
Dave Sandoval conducted extensive research and compiled a directory of plant-based knowledge with his own green food experiences in his book, The Green Foods Bible.
Recently, he dedicated one of his Lifestyle Zooms to sharing some of his favorite highlights from this book. Read on for some plant wisdom or listen to the Zoom replay below.
Green Foods – Zoom Recap
Here at Purium, we are driven by our mission. In fact, our products our second to this mission. What do this mean? Well, if we formulate a product and it does not measure up to our standards, we will not release it. While other companies may focus on getting sub-par products out to their consumers, we choose to only release products that will benefit our consumers.
Because of this, you can trust that our green plant-based products are pure + premium, only made from non-GMO ingredients with a high nutrient value.
We’re about drop some knowledge on you from Dave Sandoval himself! Dave is passionate about plants because they are important to the survival of both humans and our entire planet.
Here is some great information to know.
- Green plants and vegetables get their color from a pigment called chlorophyll.
- With chlorophyll, plants complete the process of photosynthesis.
- Photosynthesis is responsible for producing some of the oxygen on our planet, replacing carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
- These plants also produce 80% of calories that are consumed from microbes, insects, animals and humans in total.
- Green plants are our lifeline and the cornerstone of life on our planet, as they transmute sunlight into food and oxygen.
- Chlorophyll is like the blood of plants and can be identical to blood chemically by structure.
- Iron (hemoglobin) can be found in human blood. In the center of chlorophyll, you will find magnesium, an important nutrient for humans.
- Just as plants absorb the sun’s light, we as humans do too. We absorb vitamin D because our bodies work similarly to plant receptor sites called chloroplast.
- Some of the best greens come from the ocean.
- One of these greens is sea kelp, which you will find in many of our products. We include sea kelp for a healthy dose of iodine.
- Just a little bit of iodine from whole foods is good for thyroid function (while a lot may be toxic).
- For our products with sea kelp, you can think of them like this – use one serving to be healthy; use two servings as a “boosting” serving. Find what works best for you.
Chlorella vs Spirulina
- Chlorella grows in fresh water while spirulina grows in semi-salty water.
- Chlorella once grew in oceans when there was a lot more rain and less erosion, so therefore, less salt.
- As a single-cell organism with a hard celll wall, chlorella contains more chlorophyll than other plants.
- This sea algae contains ribonucleac acid that does not mutate
- When you eat a food that cannot mutate, it can help protect your body against radiation, aging, and cellular disturbances. In addition, this green may help chelate heavy metals.
- You should use chlorella products with a shattered-wall, so that the nutrients can be more available.
- Spriulina is multi-cell organism with a soft cell wall made of glycogen. Glycogen is made up of glucose and oxygen, which are the fuel of our cells.
- When that glycogen dissolves, it releases massive amounts of protein, healthy fats, vitamins (A, B, C, E), minerals and antioxidants. One of these antioxidants is phycocyanin.
- Phycocyanin is responsible for spirulina’s blue-green color.
- Cereal grasses, like bamboo, contain natural silica. Silica is important for the body as it can help strengthen connective tissues.
- These grasses contain helpful enzymes, like superoxide dismutase
- These enzymes help repair damage to your cells.
- Alfafa is legume, known as a nitrogen-fixer and father of all foods. There roots can dig 40 feet deep into soil and can live longer than other plants.
- This plants develops nodules on its roots that absorb nitrogen from the soil and recycle it back to the top of the plant through its roots.
- Many farmers use this method to help keep their topsoil nutrient-rich.
- Broccoli sprouts contain sulfur compounds.
- When a sprout seed germinates, it gains plant-based protection to aid its early life. It will contain natural plant cholostrom.
- In its first 3 days, it will be nutrient-rich and more protected than subsequent days.
- Cruceferious vegetables contains methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). This helps encourages healthy joint health and your body’s reaction to pain. You can find it broccoli, kale, cabbage, collard greens and more.
- If the vegetable cross, it is a cruceferious vegatables (hence the “cruce” prefix).
- These veggies help support the body’s immune defense system.
- It’s always a great idea to mix up your greens to get a diverse set of nutrients. Our Green Spectrum contains a plethora of these plants.
- Greens help alkalize & detoxify, grabbing on to toxins and releasing them from the body.
- They help bring oxygen to brain and detoxify the colon.
- Greens help smother out bad bacteria and cultivate a healthy environment for good bacteria to flourish in the body,
Watch Dave’s Zoom replay here.
To purchase The Green Foods Bible and learn more about the wonderful world of plant nutrition, click here.