Dr. Perricone recently appeared on Oprah to talk about his 10 Superfoods. Number six on his list was green foods. Green foods include young cereal grasses like barley grass and wheatgrass. These grasses are closely related to the dark leafy vegetables we are told to eat, but they are more nutrient dense. In other words green foods are like the concentrated version of green vegetables.
“Fifteen pounds of wheatgrass is equal in overall nutritional value to over 350 pounds of ordinary vegetables.”
In the 1930s scientists started studying grasses to identify its nutritional value so they could include it in animal feed. Enter Dr Charles F Schnabel, an agricultural chemist, who found that hens that ate young grasses recovered from poor health and produced eggs at a higher rate. Excited by his findings, Schnabel started drying and powdering the grasses for his friends and family to supplement their diets. Repeated experiments with the hens garnered similar results and he began promoting his discovery to feed mills, chemist and the food industry. By the early 1940s you could buy tins of Schnabel’s dry grass powder all across North America.
So what exactly did Schnabel find out about young cereal grasses?
Through his experimentation, Schnabel found that cereal grasses are at peak nutritional value at the reproductive stage. At this stage the levels of chlorophyll, protein and vitamins are at their highest. Chlorophyll, which gives plants and algae their green hues, is the equivalent of the oxygen-carrying red pigment hemoglobin in red blood cells. As a result, green foods have been found to have marked beneficial effects on cholesterol, blood pressure, immune response and cancer prevention.
In the 1950s Schnabel’s powdered wheatgrass was “dethroned” by One-A-Day Multiple vitamins. It was at this time that there was a movement towards technology and people began to think that “man-made” was better than “nature-made”. Technology created bigger fruits and vegetables with plant hormones, fertilizers and pesticides. Food production increased, but it came at the expense of our soil, air, water and ultimately our health.
Thankfully, there is a current movement back to nature-made. People are beginning to better understand the environmental and health benefits of organic foods and farming. Armed with the realization that our bodies assimilate naturally occurring vitamins and minerals better than synthetic vitamins, there is a movement back to the natural supplements that first emerged over 60 years ago.
Here at Oceanic Naturals, we wanted to create a natural supplement that brought together some of the best green foods found on land and sea to help improve your overall health and well-being. These greens add vitality and energy while helping support the body’s ability to regenerate and repair itself. That’s why we introduced Tidal Greens – A Multi-Nutrient Seaweed Blend.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of Tidal Greens:
- Added benefit of shark cartilage for healthy skin, eyes and bones.
- Green tea for energy, vitality, anti-oxidant power and weight control.
- A special ingredient not found in most greens products-Alpha Lipoic Acid. This Aids your body in the efficient use of energy – with it you use your nutrients and food more efficiently and get farther with less intake.
- Added benefit of alfalfa powder, a rich source of vitamins and minerals for energy, healthy liver, healthy bladder and overall detoxification.
- Added benefit of barley and wheat grasses for healthy blood sugar levels, healthy cholesterol and weight control, an excellent source of chlorophyll.
- Added benefit of kale an excellent source of many vitamins for eye health and vitality.
- Added benefit of Brussels sprouts for anti-oxidant power and folic acid
- Added benefit of Broccoli for immune boosting power, anti-oxidant boost and overall energy and vitality.
- Added benefit of grape seed extract for eye health, skin health and heart health.
The sea is the source of all life and Oceanic Naturals brings it to you in a convenient, easy to take dietary supplement. The ingredients contained in Tidal Greens will not only help you feel better but will also provide you with better stamina, better sleep and better mental alertness. Most people notice an improvement in energy and overall feeling of well-being within 14 days of product use.
Years of research has shown that regular consumption of green foods has a very positive affect on one’s health. So go ahead, follow your mother’s advice and “eat your greens” with Tidal Greens.
There have been a lot of recent articles in the news about putting more emphasis on your diet than exercise in order to lose weight or maintain your weight. As someone who is not so fond of exercise, this is great news. Now, this doesn’t mean you should try every new diet craze out there or that you should be “dieting” all the time. It means making overall diet changes that will positively impact your lifestyle. This year let’s plan to focus our energy on lifestyle diet changes and overall health rather than how many miles we can run a day. The latter will come in time once your body is properly fueled for the journey.
Here’s a great letter we received from a long time customer about her experience with the Atkins diet:
Well, like everyone else, I started my diet – again! You can’t blame a girl for trying. But, I’m following the Atkins diet and so far, so good. I lost 6 lbs. to date and feeling better than ever. I was a real monster during the induction phase, nearly tackling my 10 year old for the pretzels she was eating. Now, I don’t even crave any carbs and I don’t get as hungry. How come it took me 42 years to realize all I needed to do was reduce my carbs and I would feel better, look better and I have more energy? I guess you can teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks.
But, because you consume a lot of saturated fats on a low carb diet, it’s critical that you supplement your diet with essential fatty acids – the ‘good fats’ or Omega 3s. Omega 3 fats decrease inflammation and water retention which is a large part of weight loss that in turn speeds up the removal of water retention in the body. Omega 3 fats also help increase energy production so you can keep up with your New Year’s exercise commitment as well!
I like taking Deep Blue Omega purified marine fish oil. This is the best Omega 3 supplement I found because you can get 2000 mgs of EPA & DHA in just 2 gel capsules per day. These are 2 fatty acids that are responsible for reducing high blood pressure, reduces your risk for heart attack, helps with cardiac arrhythmia and irregular heart beats. Plus, as a natural anti-inflammatory, I feel less aches & pains after my runs. Did I mention I’m also training for a half-marathon?
Let’s make 2009 the year we look back on say, “this is the year I changed my diet and it changed my life.”
Studies support that a diet consisting of generous servings of fish, nuts and seeds rich in nutrients called omega-3 fatty acids can help lower a person’s blood pressure. How so you ask? Well, a recent study looked at diet and its relation to blood pressure in 4,680 men and woman, ages 40 to 59, who lived in Japan, China, Britain and the US. They found that people who ate diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids had slightly lower blood pressure, on average, than people who ate less of the nutrient.
The foods that contain the omega-3 essential fatty acids you need are fatty fish such as trout, salmon and mackerel. Other food groups such as walnuts, flaxseed and canola oil are also good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
However, because of our poor diets, it’s very difficult to eat the right amount of foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids…I mean, who can live on fish and nuts? That’s why it’s important to supplement your diet with a good omega-3 dietary supplement such as Oceanic Naturals Deep Blue Omega – learn more at www.deepblueomega.com. The Deep Blue Omega purified marine fish oil gives you a powerful dose of important pharmaceutical grade omega oils in just 2 softgel daily capsules.
Not only can Omega-3 fatty acids lower blood pressure, they have also been linked to better brain development and a lower overall risk of cancer and heart disease.
So, pull up a plate of yummy blackened trout or tasty grilled salmon with a delicious dill sauce plus 2 Deep Blue Omega fish oil capsules and be on your way to a healthier, happier you!
Let’s face it. We live in stressful times. And while not all stress is avoidable, most can be managed. When stress is not managed properly, however, it can cause many different health problems, including poor immune health. With all the environmental and social issues going on today, don’t let stress affect your immune health and overall well-being.
Tidal Greens is a multi-nutrient seaweed blend that offers a natural alternative for a healthy immune system, increased energy and an overall feeling of well-being. Taking Tidal Greens daily will bring an added boost to your stress management regimen and help you feel better.
How Does Seaweed Offer Stress Relief?
Seaweed has been proven to provide support through stressful situations by supplying not only magnesium, but pantothenic acid and riboflavin–two B-vitamins necessary for energy production. Pantothenic acid is especially important for the health of the adrenal glands. The adrenals control many body functions and play a critical role in resistance to stress. When supplies of necessary nutrients like pantothenic acids are inadequate, stressful times can exhaust the adrenal glands resulting in chronic fatigue, reduced resistance to allergies and infection, and a feeling of being overwhelmed or overly anxious.
Have you ever done an internal cleansing before? If you haven’t you might be wondering if cleansing is healthy for your system. The short answer is YES.
Regular cleansing is absolutely imperative to our overall health. Cleansing our internal organs of the years of toxins that build up in our bodies on a daily basis helps our bodies function at optimum levels.
The best cleansing comes in an easy and mild form that cleans the body of impurities as well as feeds it with high grade nutrients. Deep Sea Cleanse takes advantage of the awesome power of the sea to work with our bodies and take out what was never meant to be in there. Humans are, at their very essence, almost the same chemical composition as seawater.
Deep Sea Cleanse works in this familiar environment to replace nutrients that are depleted so the body can perform at its peak levels to efficiently remove wastes and supports the cleansing of the major organs of elimination to leave you restored and rebalanced. Deep Sea Cleanse is gentle so you can use it as an occasional cleanse or every other month, yet it is also one of the most effective products available today.