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Detox Organics Blog.. by Michael Morelli Jr. - 3M ago

Turmeric is one of the most abundant and widely used spices in the world, and it could also be one of the healthiest. It has formed a major part of traditional medicinal practices for centuries, and recent research suggests that many of the claims made about tis apparent health benefits could be true.

In the last decade, turmeric has become the superfood of choice and it’s now being recommended for a host of diseases and disorders. It also forms a major part of superfood diets and some advocates swear that a little turmeric a day can help with everything from joint inflammation to digestive discomfort, headaches, and much more.

In this guide we’ll see just how beneficial turmeric really is, taking a closer look at the claims and the research that backs them up, before dismissing some of the more dubious claims made about this spice.

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There are hundreds of recipes and blogs on the Detox Organics website. You can learn about all kinds of amazing foods, herbs and spices, including everything in the Detox Organics superfood formula.

To get you started, here are a few choice articles that cover some very healthy substances.

1. It's an Anti-Inflammatory 
The main beneficial compound in turmeric is curcumin, which has a potent anti-inflammatory effect. This compound can attack inflammation at the root, which in turn could help to reduce the risk of countless chronic diseases.(1)

Turmeric doesn’t do much for short-term inflammation, which occurs following injuries, but it can combat long-term, chronic inflammation, which typically occurs as a result of diet or disease and can greatly reduce a person’s lifespan. These anti-inflammatory effects could help to alleviate conditions like IBS and may also play a role in lessening the symptoms of arthritis.(2)

2. It Increases Antioxidant Activity
Not only can turmeric reduce chronic inflammation, but it can also increase antioxidant capacity, significantly decreasing the risk of early death from diseases like cancer and coronary heart disease. Antioxidants help to eradicate free radicals, which are thought to cause a number of diseases, and a diet rich in these compounds could greatly improve wellbeing and life expectancy.

Turmeric contains a number of these compounds but research has shown that it also helps to boost the body’s capacity for them, providing a double-whammy that significantly boosts overall health and wellbeing.(3)

3. It Could Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
Not only can turmeric increase antioxidant capacity, which in turn could reduce the risk of heart disease, but it could also have a more direct impact on heart health, helping to combat thrombosis and to balance cholesterol levels.(4)

This is especially true for people who consume large amounts of turmeric in their diet, as this spice is often used in Indian cooking, which is rich in herbs, spices and vegetables, all of which can also improve heart health.

4. It May Reduce Neurological Decline
Turmeric is known to increase the levels of an important hormone, a lack of which has been linked to neurological decline and to conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.(5) This is why turmeric consumption has been linked to memory improvements and why it is often used for psychological and neurological issues. A lot more research needs to be conducted before any concrete conclusions can be made, but it’s a very promising field of research and bodes well for anyone who consumes turmeric on a regular basis.

What Turmeric Can’t Do
Turmeric has become synonymous with “healthy”, and health food companies, bloggers, and vloggers have used this to their advantage. There are all kinds of weird and wonderful claims being made about turmeric, including that it can be used to whiten teeth.

It’s important to practice a little common sense here. Sure, turmeric can greatly reduce inflammation and improve antioxidant capacity and those benefits can lead to many more. However, if you’ve ever chopped turmeric root or used turmeric paste you’ll know how quickly and deeply it can stain your fingers—that should tell you all you need to know about turmeric and teeth whitening.

There is no research to suggest that turmeric will do anything but stain your teeth even more, and there is also very little research to suggest that it can cure migraines, toothache, or stomach ulcers, despite claims to the contrary. We have even encountered blogs stating that turmeric can cure tuberculosis, which seems to stem from research conducted on TB patients who used turmeric in combination with other herbs and found they could reduce some of the side effects of TB drugs.

Turmeric is a potent substance that’s well worth your time and can do some amazing things, but it’s not a panacea, it’s not the answer to all ailments, and you should take non-evidence backed claims with a pinch of salt.

Turmeric and Cancer
A lot has been said about turmeric and its ability to cure and prevent cancer. This is a relatively new field and not a great deal is known, but there have been a number of exciting developments and what we have learned is very promising.

Turmeric certainly can help to reduce the risk of developing many forms of cancer, especially if it is consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet. But it can not prevent cancer with absolute certainty. As for being a cancer cure, there has been some research suggesting that large doses of turmeric, in combination with piperine (from black pepper) can play a role in reducing tumor size.(6).

However, turmeric is not a definitive cure and there is nothing to suggest that adding it to your diet will cure the disease. It shouldn’t do any harm though and it may help, so it’s worth trying.

The Best Turmeric
Turmeric is everywhere these days. It’s added to tablets, teas, tinctures, and health food formulas—you can’t visit a health food store without being bombarded with turmeric supplements.

The problem is, many of these supplements use low-quality extracts. In creating our Detox Organics superfood formula we wanted to buck that trend while still using this spice, so we found the highest quality, 100% certified organic turmeric and added it alongside many synergistic herbs and spices.

The end result is a daily detox drink that packs a potent punch and can support your immune system, digestive system and overall wellbeing. You can get all the benefits of turmeric alongside benefits provided by superfoods like broccoli and alfalfa, herbs like lemon balm and moringa, and so much more.

Get your own supply of Detox Organics here.

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Detox Organics Blog.. by Michael Morelli Jr. - 3M ago

Pineapple is an exotic fruit that everyone loves in its sweet and juicy natural form, but that divides opinion when it’s added to pizza and other hot dishes. It’s a fruit that has spawned many amazing (and often fake) “food hack” videos, and one that serves as the underwater home for one of America’s most adored animated characters.

Beyond that, however, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there was nothing more to it. After all, when people think of health-boosting fruits they typically think of blueberries, goji berries, or acai berries. They rarely give pineapple a second thought.

But dismissing this weird and wonderful fruit would be a big mistake, as it could be one of the healthiest fruits around! We were so impressed with this tropical fruit, in fact, that we included a dried organic pineapple extract in our Detox Organics formula, knowing that it would provide a natural, sweet punch while also delivering some amazing health benefits.

Not convinced? Just take a look at these benefits of consuming pineapple and you’ll see what we mean.

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If you like this guide to the benefits of pineapple then make sure you checkout our many other guides, covering a host of superfoods you’ll find in our Detox Organics formula, as well as guides on healthy living in general. These include:

1. It’s Packed Full of Vitamins and Minerals
A single cup of fresh pineapple contains more than your daily requirement of vitamin C. It also contains several B vitamins and is loaded with manganese and copper.

In addition to these minerals and vitamins you will get around 1 tenth of your daily fiber in a single cup of pineapple chunks, which contains around 80 to 85 calories. This is important, as a lack of fiber has been linked to a host of health issues and may be responsible for thousands of deaths from heart disease and colon cancer every single year.

2. It is Rich in Antioxidants
Vitamin C is an abundant antioxidant that can reduce oxidative stress and support the immune system. And if you’re wondering why you would bother eating pineapple when you can just pop a vitamin C tablet—think again. Countless studies have shown that antioxidant supplements simply don’t work and may actually cause more harm than good.

In their natural form, however, antioxidants are essential for good health and a diet rich in these amazing compounds can greatly reduce your chances of getting cancer, heart disease, and even Parkinson’s. That’s not to say that a little pineapple will cure cancer or 100% guarantee you won’t get a chronic disease, but it plays a key role in reducing the risk.

3. It Helps with Digestion
A 2009 review found that the enzymes in pineapple could help to improve digestion. This essentially confirms what many fans of this fruit have known for years— a little pineapple flesh or juice goes a long way to hastening digestion and reducing digestive disorders.

One of the ways it does this is via a compound known as bromelain, which can help to bulk-up the stool by breaking down more proteins. A bulkier stool is not only more comfortable to pass, but it also collects more waste as it moves through the colon.

As part of a high-fiber, high-nutrient diet, pineapple can keep you regular. In fact, this is one of the main reasons we included pineapple in our detox drink, as it allows for optimum absorption of the many nutrients contained within this formula and any food consumed with it.

4. It Reduces Inflammation
The antioxidants in pineapple can reduce inflammation throughout the body and this has numerous positive effects. Firstly, it helps to reduce the threat of disease, as many diseases are rooted in chronic inflammation, and by keeping this to a minimum you can lower the risk of diseases developing. Secondly, it could help to reduce the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and other joint conditions.

Finally, these anti-inflammatory effects could also reduce inflammation caused by digestive disorders such as IBS. And this, in addition to the digestive enzyme benefits discussed above, could be why pineapple seems to be so effective at reducing pain and discomfort in IBS sufferers.

5. It Could Help with Eye and Oral Health
Pineapple contains antioxidants that play a role in maintaining optimal eye health. That’s not to say that a little pineapple juice or flesh will fix any eye issues you have or give you super-powered vision, but if you are deficient in these compounds and your eye health is suffering as a result, regular consumption of pineapple could help.

There have also been studies on pineapple’s apparent antibacterial properties, and these seem to be most notable in the mouth. Your mouth is a haven for bacteria, most of it bad, and this typically gets worse every time you eat and drink. Pineapple may help to kill some of this though, improving oral health by limiting the spread of bacteria that eventually leads to plaque and bad breath.

Moderation is Best
There are a number of benefits to consuming pineapple and plenty of reasons to add it to your diet. However, it’s worth noting that pineapple is also high in sugar and vey acidic. It’s not recommended in large quantities for anyone, it should be avoided in all but the smallest quantities if you’re on a diet, and caution is advised if you have GERD.

If you consume large amounts and have cuts in or around your mouth you may feel a stinging and burning sensation due to the acidity. These are natural acids and nothing to worry about, but it’s best to keep your consumption to a minimum to ensure you don’t have this problem.

If you want to experience all the benefits of pineapple, make sure you get a fresh variety, or even a high quality powdered extract like the one in our detox drink. Whatever you do, avoid canned pineapples as they can contain added sugars and preservatives. Caution is also advised if you are on medication and consuming lots of pineapple, as it may reduce the effectiveness of these medications. Again, though, this shouldn’t be an issue with moderate consumption.

The Pineapple Awakening
As mentioned already, we went to great lengths to include an extract of the finest organic pineapple in our Detox Organics superfood formula, which you can buy here. Not only were we incredibly impressed with what this fruit could do when consumed on its own, but we were also blown away by the properties of pineapple when combined with other superfoods.

We’re not alone in this either, as pineapple sales are growing at a rate of knots in the United States. In 2018, Americans bought more pineapples than avocados and cherries, and pineapple’s year-on-year sales increased higher than any other popular fruit.

It seems that this tropical fruit is experiencing an awakening in the United States, and we for one are behind it every step of the way! So, buy it raw, buy it tinned, buy it in Detox Organics—put it on a pizza it you want! Just make sure you get more of this fruit in your diet.

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Weight loss teas are everywhere, promoted by every reality TV star, Instagram celebrity, and pretty much everyone else who is famous for being famous. They are promoting weight loss teas that contain questionable ingredients, influencing their young and impressionable fans by touting products they claim to take everyday, when in fact they probably didn’t know it existed until someone shoved it in their hands and snapped their picture.

Of course, everyone has to make money and this is just the way that many online celebrities pay the bills. What they are doing is not illegal and while the weight loss teas they are promoting are not always what they seem, they are not breaking the law either.

The problem is, some of these teas put all of their time and effort into marketing and ignore the product itself.

We put thousands of hours into developing DetoxOrganics because that’s what it takes to create an effective superfood powder that is safe and worthy of your money and trust. But many of the slimming teas that litter the marketplace have spent more time trying to go viral than creating the actual product they are asking their customers to consume.

We just don’t think that is acceptable, and it’s time to expose some of the worrying truths about these teas.

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The Surprising Facts About Weight Loss Teas

 

What follows is a list of 5 surprising things that you probably didn’t know about the weight loss and detox tea industry. In all cases we’re using real examples of real products, but because we don’t want to discredit the companies making these products we’re going to avoid mentioning actual blends and manufacturers.

The onus is on you, the consumer, to take this information, use it to educate yourself, and then check the ingredients label of every so-called weight loss tea or detox tea that you drink.

1. They Are Loaded with Laxatives

One of the dirtiest tricks of the weight-loss tea industry involves the use of laxatives. These teas are starting to attract scorn from customers so they are not as common as they were a year or two ago, but they still exist and they are still being purchased in significant quantities.

The main laxative used in these teas is senna leaf. This is an all natural laxative that works by stimulating the bowel. It is effective, but only as a laxative.

It will help you to drop some ounces on the scale because it will speed the transition of waste through your bowel, but this weight loss will be temporary, you won’t lose any fat, and if you drink this product every day—many weight loss teas are created to be consumed daily—you run the risk of developing side effects such as diarrhea, stomach cramps, and a reliance on laxatives.

Some of the most popular slimming teas on the market include senna in addition to rhubarb root, aloe and castor oil, ingredients that also act as laxatives. It’s akin to taking Ex Lax everyday and expecting to burn fat—it’s just not going to happen.

These teas are misleading you and potentially putting your health and wellbeing at risk.

2. They Contain Diuretics

Many of the slimming teas that don’t contain laxatives tend to be loaded with diuretics. In fact, some of the laxative-heavy teas also contain diuretics, turning them into a double-threat that will strip your body of waste and water, but will also leave you exposed to a host of side effects in the process.

The most common natural diuretics used in these teas are dandelion root, horsetail, nettle root and licorice root. On their own, and when used in moderation, these herbs are very healthy. Dandelion root in particular has been linked with all kinds of positive benefits, and may even help to prevent or fight cancer. It’s why we use a high quality extract in DetoxOrganics.

When they are all used in the same product and that product is consumed in excess, however, then it becomes a problem. Not only do they drastically increase the risk of serious side effects in pregnant women, but the fact that they can increase blood pressure and deplete potassium and sodium levels means they can be dangerous even in otherwise healthy individuals.

More importantly, when these herbs are used to excess in product labelled as a “weight loss” tea it is a sign that the company behind that product is out to rip you off. They know that when you drink several cups of this tea a day you will pee more, riding your body of excess water, which in turn will reduce the numbers on the scale.

As soon as the program ends, that water weight will return, everything will be for nothing and you won’t have lost a single ounce of fat. But those temporary benefits will leave you felling that the tea worked, and that’s what these companies want. 

In other words, they don’t care that their products don’t work as long as you think they do—and to hell with the dangers and potential side effects.

3. It’s Mostly Just Tea

There are weight-loss teas out there that do not contain laxatives or diuretics. We have more respect for these than anything else in this niche, but there is a degree of overselling here as well because most of them are just basic tea blends.

Several tea companies have launched “weight loss” teas that contain a mixture of green, black, white and oolong tea. Some of them also add Rooibos. When they put all of these together they are able to create a list of ingredients that looks both natural and exotic, a list of ingredients that seems to offer good value for money and seemingly shows that the company has done some research on creating a synergistic blend.

In actual fact, you’d be better off with a cup of 100% green tea or matcha tea. Most of the positive studies on tea and weight loss concern green tea and matcha tea and there is nothing to suggest that combining these teas into a single blend provides any additional weight loss benefits.

It’s all down to marketing. A company can’t launch a product that is only green tea, charge a premium price and market it as a “slimming tea”. The general public is not that stupid, and we’re pretty sure the FTC would have something to say about it as well. They can, however, add several teas together in order to create a “unique” blend, give it a name that has weight loss or detox connotations and then charge a premium. 

So that’s exactly what they do. They are sacrificing the efficacy of the product by essentially watering down the best ingredient, but in doing so they can sell more, charge more, and get more customers.

 

Conclusion: Drink Normal Tea

 

By all means experiment with herbal teas and with green, black and white tea. They are loaded with antioxidants, they possess anti-inflammatory properties and they can help to form part of a natural, organic, healthy diet.

If you’re undertaking a weight loss program then regular consumption of tea can keep your nutrient levels high and ensure you’re properly hydrated. And if there is something to the belief that green tea can have a impact on weight loss, then you may also be a few pounds lighter after several weeks or months.

Just don’t expect these teas to be the magic bullet that many companies claim them to be. A true weight loss product needs to address all areas of your health, from nutrient levels to optimum digestive health and overall wellbeing. That’s the way DetoxOrganics was formulated—and there are no laxatives or excessive doses of diuretics in sight. 

By consuming DetoxOrganics as part of a healthy lifestyle you’ll see far better long-term results than any slimming tea can offer you. And most importantly, those results will come without feelings of fatigue, and without the headaches and migraines associated with dehydration or the diarrhea and cramping associated with excessive laxative use.

It’s safer, it’s cleaner, it’s better for you, and you know that when you lose weight it will be fat and not water. So get your tub of DetoxOrganics today!

 

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Kale is true superfood, one that provides a significant nutrient boost for all, but is also an essential source of protein and key nutrients for vegans.

This leafy vegetable also comes loaded with compounds that can provide a host of health benefits, which is what we will discuss in this guide.

We included high-quality organic kale extracts in our bestselling DetoxOrganics superfood mix because we know just how powerful this vegetable is. To learn about the benefits of kale yourself, keep reading.

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Five Health Benefits of Kale

Kale is a member of the cabbage family and it’s not the only potent, nutrient-dense vegetable in this family. But it is one of the best and healthiest, as these health benefits prove:

1. Kale is Rich in Antioxidants

Kale is loaded with antioxidants, unique compounds that can help to fight oxidation in the body, destroying cancer-causing free radicals and assisting with everything from eye health to heart health and more.

One of the key antioxidants in kale is vitamin C, which can support the skin, hair and immune system, but it also contains:

  • Beta-Carotene can help to protect your skin from sun damage and keep your skin healthy. According to a study on this antioxidant and on vitamin C, it may also help to protect against some forms of cancer.
  • Quercetin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can play a role in cancer prevention and assisting with many other chronic diseases.
  • Kaempferol can reduce the risk of chronic diseases and may play a role in curing those diseases.
  • Lutein is a key compound that can help to keep your eyes healthy.

  • 2. Can Reduce Cholesterol

    Plant-based foods that are low in fat and high in fiber can help to reduce cholesterol levels. It can also help with bile secretion, which can also help to manage cholesterol levels.

    This is not just based on animal and laboratory studies either. One trial on human subjects found that a daily dose of kale juice over the course of 12 weeks was able to reduce the levels of “bad” cholesterol and increase the levels of “good” cholesterol.

    This can have multiple knock-on effects, reducing the risk of heart disease and improving overall wellbeing.

    3. Kale Can Help to Fight Cancer

    There are many compounds in kale that can help to reduce your chances of getting cancer in the first place, but may also help in the fight against certain types of cancer.

    We have already discussed the level of antioxidants in kale, as well as the high fiber content, but there are other compounds that can help as well.

    These include a type of compound known as indole-3-carbinol, which is anti-cancerous and has been described as a therapeutic marvel and one known as sulforaphane, which is just as promising in this field.

    Cruciferous vegetables like kale (as well as Brussel sprouts and broccoli) are also at the forefront of superfood cancer prevention, with some very promising studies being done on their effects.

    4. Kale Can Help you to Lose Weight

    There are many ways in which kale can help you to lose weight. It doesn’t have the stimulating properties of caffeine and it’s not going to melt those pounds away, but it can help to:

  • Keep calories and fat to a minimum while offering plenty of protein and nutrients.
  • Fill you up thanks to the fiber and water content.
  • Keep you fuller for longer.
  • Provide a lot of volume for very few calories.
  • Be added to many healthy, low-calorie dishes.

  • 5. Kale is Nutrient-Dense

    A lot of the health benefits of kale stem from high levels of micronutrients and its high quality macronutrient profile. Just take a look at what 1 cup of chopped kale (67g) will get you:

  • Calories = 33.5 Calories
  • Carbs = 6.7g
  • Fiber = 1.3g
  • Fat = 0.5g
  • of which Saturated = 0.1g
  • Protein = 2.2g
  • Vitamin A = 206%
  • Vitamin K = 684%
  • Vitamin C = 134%
  • Manganese = 26%
  • Copper = 10%
  • Vitamin B6 = 9%

  • It also contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as a host of vitamins and minerals that will give you between 3% and 8% of your RDA. For instance, if you were to consume 300 calories worth of kale (which would make for one hefty salad) then you would also get 40% to 60% of your RDA of the following:


  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus

  • And if that doesn’t impress you, then how about these stats:

  • There is more vitamin C in a cup of kale than a large orange.
  • Kale is one of the best sources of vitamin K on the planet.
  • It is ranked as being more nutritionally complete than most fruits and vegetables, including superfoods like seaweed.

  • Best Ways to Eat Kale

    Here are some tips to help you get more nutrients out of your kale when buying, storing and cooking:

  • If buying fresh, buy locally to limit time between harvest and consumption.
  • Buy high quality frozen kale if you can’t buy fresh.
  • Steam lightly or use high quality dried extracts.
  • Avoid cooking at super high temperatures.
  • You don’t need to eat it raw to get the benefits.
  • To get more nutrients per mouthful, steam/boil and add to soups and stew.
  • A little seasoning, olive oil and garlic works great when eating cooked kale on its own.
  • Prepare in the same way you prepare spinach.
  • Can be added to smoothies raw, but may be bitter.

  • Conclusion

    There is only one conclusion that we can make: kale is awesome.

    But we get it—not everyone enjoys the taste, not everyone can stomach handfuls of kale everyday and it can also be expensive to constantly buy fresh batches. What’s more, kale by itself is not going to fix all of your deficiencies and improve your wellbeing overnight.

    For that, you need multiple superfoods, which is where DetoxOrganics come in. Our unique superfood formula is loaded with everything that your body could need, including the highest quality organic kale.

    And if you order right now, you can get a bulk supply of this best-selling super greens powder for a fraction of the usual price—it’s every superfood your body could need for roughly the same price as fresh kale!

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    If you believe the hype then apple cider vinegar is the ultimate panacea, an amazing substance that can apparently do everything from whiten your teeth to improve your skin and help you to lose weight. But contrary to these claims, ACV is not a miraculous substance.

    There are some interesting studies that suggest it could help with some ailments and the benefits with regards to weight loss are promising, but if you came here looking for confirmation that ACV was some kid of natural cure-all, then you’re about to be very disappointed.

    The truth is that no single compound is able to cure you quite the way that proponents claim ACV can. To benefit from several effects at once you need a superfood like DetoxOrganics (which brings together the benefits of many superfood compounds) or a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and the many extracts that science suggests can benefit our health.

    But before we destroy your dreams entirely, it’s worth noting that there are some things that apple cider vinegar can do, and as mentioned above, its effects on weight loss are promising.

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    There are some superfoods out there that can do a number of things. As with ACV, they are not cure-alls as such, but they are powerful, beneficial compounds and you can read more about them here:

    Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

    In 2016 the BBC ran a human study to determine whether ACV could aid with weight loss and they found that there we no changes in weight in the group that had been given this vinegar. Similar studies have been conducted and similar results have been found.

    So does that mean that ACV can’t help with weight loss and if so, why does this theory endure?

    Well, not quite. The truth is, this one is still up in the air. A lot of animal studies have shown positive results with regards to weight loss and blood sugar and there are human studies that suggest apple cider vinegar can delay gastric emptying, leading to prolonged feelings of fullness, which in turn may reduce calories consumed over the course of a day.

    It does seem that the sites promoting ACV use are quick to ignore the inconclusive human studies and focus on the animal studies, but as skeptical as we are, we’re happy to admit that there could be something here.

    If it does help with weight loss, however, it seems likely that it will be the result of the subjects reducing their calorie intake (in controlled human weight loss studies, all subjects are asked to consume the same amount of calories, so this will have not played a role in the aforementioned human studies) because of appetite suppression.

    What Apple Cider Vinegar Cant do

    Nutritional science is based on probabilities, not certainties.

    A lot of what we know, or think we know, about superfoods comes from laboratory studies, animal studies and a few human studies. If we give Product A to 100 obese, middle-aged women as part of a double-blind study and the majority show a decrease in body fat, we can hypothesize that it helps with weight loss, but we can’t say for sure.

    We wouldn’t know, for instance, if the same effects would be seen across all demographics, nor would be know for certain why everyone in that group didn’t lose weight. And then you have to consider that most supplement studies are on done on animals, and we just don’t know if the same results will be seen on humans.

    But if a particular “benefit” goes against all common sense concerning what we know about the human body, it cannot be replicated by real scientific evidence and is only backed up by anecdotal evidence (basically, people saying, “This happened to me”) then at the very least we need to be suspicious about it.

    And if it causes more harm than good, as is the case with some of the following so-called ACV benefits, then we need to avoid them entirely:

    Apple Cider Vinegar as a Teeth Whitener

    To understand why apple cider vinegar is not effective as a teeth whitener, you need to understand two things:

  • There are two types of dental discoloration: extrinsic and intrinsic. The former occurs on the outside of the tooth and is the result of food stains and plaque. It can be whitened with dental polishing and regular brushing. The latter is on the inside and can only be whitened with bleach.
  • Acidic substances can erode the surface of the enamel, making your teeth weaker, thinner and potentially more exposed to harm.

  • ACV is not a bleach. It may be able to reduce the plaque on the enamel and the bacteria in your mouth, but that brings us to point number two: it is highly acidic. In other words, while it may have an impact on extrinsic stains, it will also damage your teeth.

    Apple Cider Vinegar for Acid Reflux

    This one defies belief a little.

    Acid reflux is a condition that causes stomach acid to rise out of the stomach and into the esophagus and even the throat. It can cause burning and scarring and is very unpleasant. It may be the result of leaky valves (there are sphincters between the stomach and throat that can malfunction) stomach ulcers, or simply an excess of stomach acid.

    Whatever the cause, the absolute worst thing you can do is drink an acidic substance.

    There is absolutely no evidence supporting the use of ACV for reflux. There are theories that suggest it works by helping to break down fats or somehow balancing the Ph levels of the stomach. But whatever the anecdotal reports say, common sense says it would be a bad idea.

    If nothing else has worked, by all means try it. But dilute it first, and if your reflux is the result of an ulcer or other condition, or you are taking medication for it, consult with a doctor prior to doing anything.

    Apple Cider Vinegar is Loaded with Nutrients

    This is simply not true. There are trace amounts of nutrients at best. Just because it contains calcium, iron and other nutrients doesn’t mean it contains them in doses you can actually benefit from.

    After all, your average bottle of water contains half a dozen minerals, but you’d be putting yourself at risk of hyponatremia if you drank enough to get your RDA of most of them.

    Apple Cider Vinegar Prevents Cancer

    There have been a lot of studies on herbs, spices and extracts that have led to genuinely promising results in the field of cancer prevention. But the term “anti-cancer” is overused in the supplement industry.

    The problem is that marketing teams take the slightest bit of positive information and then spin their magic before watching as it gets out of hand like a game of Chinese Whispers.

    With ACV, that initial information can be traced back to a suggestion that consumption may lead to a reduction in esophageal cancer. But at the same time, additional studies suggest that it could increase the risk of bladder cancer.

    If you believe one, you should believe the other.

    In Conclusion

    Apple cider vinegar certainly has its uses, but just because something can do one thing—or multiple things—well, doesn’t mean it can do everything. It is not a cure-all, nothing is, and it’s time to stop pushing ACV as the miraculous savior of mankind.

    At best it results in people getting their hopes up and wasting their money. At worst it results in people assuming it can treat their cancer, whiten their teeth or fix their reflux.

    Listen to the science and to the things we know to be true. If you want to live longer and live well, consume a diet rich in plant-based foods (or take a shortcut with DetoxOrganics superfood greens), get plenty of exercise and don’t let stress and the ills of modern life wear you down.

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    Juicing is a health fad that took off very quickly. And that’s no surprise when you consider that it has all the hallmarks of a popular fad: it’s easy, it’s tasty, and it makes a lot of big promises.

    We love juice as much as the next person and we have experimented with occasional smoothies (always with an extra scoop of DetoxOrganics, of course) and tonics over the years. But enjoying a glass of juice a couple times a week is one thing and subsisting entirely on juices is another thing entirely.

    So, is juicing actually effective, can it help with weight loss or is it a waste of time and money that will only be detrimental to your health?

    If you’re about to embark on a new juicing diet for weight loss, then make sure you read this guide first.

    Related Articles What is Juicing?

    Juicing is the act of extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables and then drinking it. It is quite a broad term when used to refer to weight loss or dieting as it can mean everything from enjoy an occasional glass of juice, to subsisting on nothing but juice.

    There are detox and weight loss programs out there that sell bottles of juice to be consumed throughout the day, either in combination with food (often very little) or without any additional calories.

    These drinks tend to use a base of fruit juice (often apple juice) in combination with vegetable juices and plant extracts to create a drink that is both tasty and full of nutrients. There are also programs that merely provide recipes, with the customer creating the drink themselves, or frozen packs of ingredients.

    In any case, there are several issues with these programs and with juicing in general and while they might be able to help you with your weight loss or detox goals, you need to proceed with caution.

    Juicing for Weight Loss

    If you’re juicing for weight loss it means you’re going to be putting yourself in a calorie deficit, perhaps with the assumption that you will still be getting all of the nutrients that you need from the fruit and vegetables.

    And this is true, but there are exceptions.

    When you eat a piece of fruit you are consuming fiber, which helps to slow down the release of the fruit’s sugar. This fiber will also fill you up more—thus suppressing your hunger—and stimulate the release of important digestive enzymes.

    When you extract juice from this fruit you are leaving all of that fiber behind. You will still get the same nutrients, but you’ll also get the same number of calories—and sugars—and because there is no fiber these will be released quickly into your bloodstream.

    Not only will they cause an insulin spike akin to what you would get from a soft drink, but you’ll also feel hungry again in an hour or two, forcing you to either endure the hunger and starve yourself, or to pig-out.

    If you’re faced with the option of eating fruit/vegetables whole or juicing them, then you should always eat them whole. If you simply can’t bring yourself to do the former and you would be missing out on essential nutrients otherwise, then feel free to juice.

    But drinking fruit juice like this all day long and consuming no whole foods (or very few whole foods) is very bad for your health. It might help you to lose weight, but only if you are in a calorie deficit throughout that time and even then you will suffer from it, feeling constant hunger pains all day long.

    Other Issues with Juicing

    Not only are you missing out on fiber by not eating your fruits and vegetables whole, but you’re also missing out on some essential antioxidants and minerals contained without the skin of the fruits or vegetables.

    For instance, the compound resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes and could be one of the healthiest substances out there, with suggestions that it can aid cardiovascular health and even make you live longer.

    Another compound, lycopene, may be just as beneficial and is said to be one of the reasons why people in the Mediterranean (who consume a lot of it) live longer than the rest of us and have a low instance of certain types of cancer. But this compound is found in its highest concentration in the skin of tomatoes, something that just doesn’t end up in your juice.

    There is a reason that every study you have seen extolling the benefits of a balanced diet use the words ”whole foods”, because when you start cherry picking parts of the plant based on sweetness and convenience then you lose a lot of what makes them healthy.

    Benefits of Juicing

    It’s not all bad news and there are some benefits to juicing, providing it isn’t done to excess:

  • Gives you plenty of nutrients that you may otherwise miss.
  • Keeps you hydrated.
  • Great tasting way to experiment with fruits and vegetables.
  • Can give you a health boost pre-workout or during endurance training.
  • Healthy alternative to soda.

  • Just make sure you:

  • Watch how much sugar and how many calories you’re consuming.
  • Focus on more vegetables and less fruit.
  • Add some fat (peanut butter, coconut oil, etc.,) and protein (whey, seeds, nuts) if you’re consuming nothing else.
  • Keep an eye on your intake of fat soluble vitamins as it’s possible to consume too much.
  • Check with your doctor first if you have a preexisting health condition or are using medication.
  • Do not limit yourself to a juice-only diet if you are pregnant.

  • Conclusion: Should You Juice?

    As mentioned already, if you don’t like vegetables and don’t consume them, then by all means try juicing every now and then. However, it’s not something that we would recommended for regular consumption and there are better alternatives out there.

    You can enjoy occasional juices with plenty of whole foods; you can make smoothies that retain the skin and the fiber; or you could take a shortcut with the DetoxOrganics superfood powder.

    When we created DetoxOrganics we focused on extracting only the best from each organic fruit and vegetable that we used. We didn’t just take the sugars and the vitamins—we took it all. This means that when you make your daily drink with this superfood powder you get every last antioxidant, mineral and vitamin, with nothing left behind and no sugar spikes.

    We created it because we know that it’s not convenient or cheap to consume dozens of fruits and vegetables a day, and because it’s not healthy to focus only on juices.

    If we’ve now put you off juicing for weight loss, then try DetoxOrganics instead.

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    Cacao is a superfood often manufactured into a junk food. It’s the equivalent of deep frying broccoli, and as such the general consensus on cacao is often skewed. To make matters even more confusing, every week there seems to be an article declaring chocolate to be one of the healthiest foods in the world, followed by another one that contradicts every single statement and makes several new ones.

    In this guide to cacao we’ll take a close look at one of the world’s favorite substances and see just how healthy it is. We use organic cacao to flavor our Detox Organics superfood formula both because it is natural and delicious, and because it helps to boost the nutritional potency of our formula, so this is personal!

    Related Articles: Cocoa vs Cacao

    There are several misconceptions concerning chocolate consumption and one of the biggest concerns the difference between cocoa and cacao. They may look the same, and they are even spelled and pronounced similarly, but if you’re consuming this product for its health benefits then it pays to know the difference.

    Raw cacao is produced by pressing cacao beans. It is not roasted or processed, but the pressing does remove the cocoa butter, which in turn helps to reduce the fat content.

    Cocoa, on the other hand, is produced by roasting and processing cacao. The end product is considered to be more palatable and is used to create everything from hot chocolate drinks to dark chocolate and milk chocolate. However, the heat and processing destroys some of the healthy compounds, which typically means that it is not as healthy.

    That doesn’t mean it’s devoid of nutrients though and it should not be confused with milk chocolate, which has been processed so much that it’s basically nothing more than cacao flavored confectionary.

    Is Cacao Good for you?

    There are a few key ways that raw cacao could be good for you, including:

    • Antioxidants: If you don’t drink tea, then raw cacao is a great way to consume potent antioxidants that you would otherwise miss out on. It actually contains a higher concentration of these compounds than black tea, but you can drink black tea all day without issue and the same can’t be said for cacao.
    • Anti-Cancerous: Antioxidants play an important role in the fight against chronic disease, including cancer. And if you’re thinking that you can just consume them in synthetic form and get your fill, think again. Studies suggest that synthetic antioxidants actually do more harm than good, although as things stand no one is really sure why.
    • Reduces Risk of Stroke: Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in the United States and it’s believed that this is the result of our diet being low in fiber and plant antioxidants and high in sugar and saturated fat. Raw cacao contains 9 grams of fiber per serving, in addition to antioxidants. These could reduce your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
    • Improves Mood: Chocolate makes you feel good. It contains compounds that release feel-good chemicals in your brain, and this is as true of raw cacao as it is of milk chocolate. Of course, with milk chocolate you’re also getting a sugar rush, which isn’t present with cacao, but you’re getting more natural caffeine, theobromine and antioxidants with cacao.
    • It’s Nutritionally Sound: A single ounce serving of raw cacao contains around 130 calories, most of which comes from fat. It is also rich in protein (around 5 grams per serving) iron and magnesium.
    Side Effects of Cacao Consumption

    There are a few side effects of raw cacao and other chocolate products that you need to be aware of. Firstly, it contains caffeine. There isn’t enough to concern you when you eat a typical bar of chocolate, but if you’re munching on a handful of raw nibs then it becomes more of a problem. They can contain as much as 35mg of caffeine per serving, which is roughly the same as a cup of green tea.

    This is a small amount when compared to coffee, but it’s something to be aware of if you are consuming them on a regular basis and/or you’re sensitive to caffeine. It’s also not recommended to consume them in excess, as is the case with everything. The benefits of cacao will be lost in the copious amounts of fat and caffeine if you consume too much, so keep your dose to a minimum.

    Consuming in moderation should ensure you stay side effect free, but if you go overboard then you may experience everything from sickness and diarrhea, to palpitations. It’s also thought to make the symptoms of GERD worse and to potentially interact with medications prescribed for heart and blood conditions, so consult your doctor if you have a preexisting illness or are concerned about something.

    Finally, we shouldn’t need to say it, but we will: there are many more negative effects associated with milk chocolate, white chocolate, and other chocolate candies. These are fat-laden, sugar-heavy treats that do not provide the same benefits. Sure, milk chocolate may contain a trace of some of those healthy antioxidants, but it’s akin to deep frying goji berries—any benefits that remain are lost in a sea of trash.

    The Healthiest Chocolate you can Eat

    Newspapers and blogs love to tell us that chocolate is healthy because they know that’s what we want to hear. As a result, they tend to focus on the benefits more than the side effects (as discussed above) and they play down the fact that you need to consume it in moderation and you need to choose a chocolate that has undergone minimal processing.

    Ideally, you should look for raw cacao. This is a world away from milk chocolate where taste is concerned and even some self-proclaimed “chocoholics” may find the taste unpleasant, but if you like your chocolate strong and dark, then the taste should be pleasant. It’s also easy to add raw cacao (especially in nib form) to everything from oatmeal to healthy cookies and more.

    You can even sprinkle some into smoothies and smoothie bowls. Take a look at our recipes page to get some ideas for healthy recipes.

    Typically, whenever a chocolate has been turned into a bar and sold as a treat, it has undergone some kind of processing and has lost some of the benefits form the raw cocoa. It will also likely contain added sugar and cocoa butter, which are not good for you in the least.

    The chocolate that is good for you is usually sold in health food shops and supplement stores, but it can also be found in some grocery stores.

    Conclusion: Eat a Balanced Mix of Superfoods Daily

    Chocolate may be good for you, but as mentioned already, it needs to be consumed in duration, and contrary to what you may have heard, it’s not the healthiest food on the planet.

    It won’t offset the damage done by a bad diet, so don’t assume that the occasional raw cacao nib will allow you to eat fast food and candy all day. If you truly want to benefit from the antioxidant compounds found in raw cacao you need to eat a balanced diet, ensuring that these antioxidants are consumed alongside essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other antioxidants.

    If you prefer short-cuts and don’t have the time, money or inclination to consume pounds and pounds of fruit and vegetables a day, try Detox Organics. This is a true superfood formula that comes packed with 25 superfoods, including a little organic chocolate powder for flavoring.

    It is exceptionally low in fat and sugar, but it contains plenty of fiber, vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. It’s the best way to get your fix of healthy compounds without blowing your budget on fresh organic produce every day, and it also tastes great—just like chocolate milk.

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    Horseradish tree leaf is one of the healthiest herbs in the world and one that is attracting a lot of attention for its supposed miraculous benefits.

    If the name doesn’t ring a bell, then you may know this plant by another name: Moringa. In this guide we’re going to look at its health benefits and nutritional makeup to show you just how healthy it really is, before hopefully educating you on the risks, side effects, dose, and the best way to consume it.

    We use horseradish tree leaf as one of the 25 superfood ingredients in our daily detox formula. In creating this formula we spent months researching the healthiest herbs, the most synergistic plants, and the best tasting natural flavorings. We looked into hundreds of substances and dismissed many of them, leaving only the very best to be chosen for our formula. Horseradish tree leaf was one of the remaining superfoods, and in this blog you’ll learn just why we included it and just what it can do for your health.

    Related Articles: What is Horseradish Tree Leaf?

    Moringa, or Moringa Oleifera, to give it its full name, is a tree cultivated in South Asia for use in traditional medicine and as a food. It is a fast growing tree that has actually been classed as an invasive species, but growers are increasingly welcoming it due to the rising demand for its leaves.

    These leaves (the most nutritious part of the plant) are harvested, dried, and then turned into a powder, which can be added to supplement powders (such as the organic variety in our Detox Organics) or tablets. The vast majority of moringa is produced in India and it has an extensive history in traditional Indian medicines.

    Horseradish Tree Leaf Nutrition

    Not only is horseradish tree leaf said to provide a number of health benefits (more on that below), but it is also a nutritionally sound plant, providing the consumer with a wealth of essential vitamins and minerals. 110 grams of the fresh leaf contain just 65 calories on average, yet they also provide the following of your daily values:

    • Vitamin B6 = 90%
    • Vitamin C = 65%
    • Vitamin B2 = 55%
    • Vitamin A = 50%
    • Magnesium = 40%
    • Iron = 30%

    100 grams of the fresh leaf will also provide you with nearly 10 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and just over 1 gram of fat.

    With the exception of spirulina and chlorella, there are very few plant-based supplements that provide such a concentrated amount of vitamins and minerals, and those concatenations increase even further when the plant is dried. 100 grams of the fresh leaf will also provide you with nearly 10 grams of protein.

    Benefits of Horseradish Tree Leaf

    Moringa offers all of the following health benefits, even when consumed in relatively small doses:

    • It’s Rich in Antioxidants : Moringa contains vitamin C, beta-carotene, and other natural antioxidants that can help to fight oxidative stress in the body, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases like cancer. The more of these you consume in their natural form, the less of a risk you are for a host of deadly diseases.
    • It Reduces Inflammation: Chronic inflammation is a major cause of disease and is responsible for most types of long-term health problems, ranging from IBS to heart disease. Horseradish tree leaf works to reduce this inflammation, thus improving your long-term health while also providing more immediate relief from conditions of the bowel and stomach.
    • It Can Reduce High Cholesterol: Antioxidants, fiber, nutrients—many of the things found in this superfood are known to reduce levels of high cholesterol. Combine this with what we mentioned above and it’s easy to see why horseradish tree leaf is so often linked to cholesterol-lowering health benefits.
    • It Can Detox You: There is research showing that moringa, just like spirulina, can reduce levels of heavy metals in the blood while protecting against further exposure . It literally detoxes you, and the fact that it supports optimal kidney, heart, and liver health means it can also detox you of contaminants built-up through fast food consumption and environmental toxins.
    Side Effects of Horseradish Tree Leaf

    As with every substance, it’s important to enjoy Horseradish Tree Leaf in moderation. Eating it to excess could cause a number of issues, from mild gastrointestinal discomfort, to symptoms related to toxicity.

    One of the biggest issues facing moringa users today is the highly concentrated varieties being sold to them. It’s much easier for a supplement company to purchase a highly concentrated moringa extract than it is for them to sell the pure leaf. That way they can get more bang for their buck and pay less to import more, all while telling the customer that their product is superior and stronger than everything else.

    But when some products benefit greatly from being turned into extracts and consumed in tablet form, moringa really isn’t one of them. It’s already a highly concentrated superfood when consumed in its natural form, and there are concerns that concentrated extracts can lead to kidney problems, infertility, and more.

    This is not to say that there is something inherently poisonous within moringa itself, but that the body simply isn’t prepared to process such massive amounts over a prolonged period. These issues have been noted with other extracts as well, including green tea extract, which can lead to liver failure when consumed to excess.

    So, to stay on the safe side, make sure you use a fresh, dried, or powdered moringa that has not been concentrated into an extract. Such is the case with the organic moringa powder that we use in Detox Organics.

    Conclusion: Eat More Moringa!

    This is clearly a food that you need in your diet. The best way to consume it is through the Detox Organics daily detox drink, which comes with a hearty helping of organic moringa in addition to 24 other health-boosting superfoods.

    Variety is not only the spice of life, it’s essential for good health. Eating a single superfood every day won’t do much for your health, but combining many superfoods together and staying fit and healthy will. We created Detox Organics to help you do just that. It only takes one drink a day to meet your needs. We even made it taste like chocolate milk (using natural organic ingredients and no sugar) so you have no excuse not to drink it!

    Moringa can also be purchased fresh and eaten like spinach. It actually cooks just as quickly and easily as spinach and it also taste the same, so it can be added to similar dishes or eaten as a side dish.

    This is a great way to get more of those healthy antioxidants and to boost your nutrient profile, but don’t go overboard—moderation and variety is key.

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    Spinach is a leafy green vegetable known for being hated by kids and loved by Popeye. It packs a potent punch nutritionally speaking and it can also provide some notable health benefits, but for all the good that spinach does there are some misconceptions that we need to clear up.

    In this guide we’ll do just that, telling you what you need to know about the nutrient and health benefits of spinach. We were so impressed with this leafy green that we included an organic variety in our daily detox drink, one that is formulated from pounds upon pounds of superfoods and provides you with a delicious way to get your nutrient fix.

    So, keep reading to discover just what impressed us so and to clear up some of the myths and misconceptions and this vegetable.

    Related Articles: Nutrients in Spinach

    100 grams of fresh spinach will provide you with nearly 3 grams of protein and over 2 grams of fiber. That may not sound like much, and it’s not, but most of that fresh leaf is water, so it only contains between 22 and 25 calories.

    Spinach is also a great source of numerous vitamins and minerals, including nearly 200% of your recommend intake of vitamin A and 600% of vitamin K. Everything you heard about spinach being a great source of iron was a lie (more on that below) but there are over half a dozen nutrients found in a higher or equal concentration, including manganese, folate, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium.

    Spinach is not a complete food, not by any stretch, but it’s perfect as a side dish or an addition to a meal. It can give you a boost of essential vitamins that you may be lacking elsewhere and it can also help to boost your protein and fiber intake.

    And that’s not all, as spinach is also rich in antioxidants, including a number that have been linked to many life-changing health benefits.

    The Antioxidants in Spinach

    You will find all of the following antioxidants in spinach:

    • Lutein : This compound is essential in maintaining optimal eye health and consumption of lutein in natural foods like spinach may also help to reduce the risk of macular degeneration, as well as other vision disturbances.
    • Carotenes : These are converted into vitamin A in the body and help with a number of essential tasks, supporting everything from eye health to brain health, while also boosting your immune system.
    • Quercetin : This is a common but essential antioxidant that may play a role in reducing the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, coronary heart disease, and more. It does this by reducing inflammation in the body. Spinach and other dark leafy greens are some of the best sources of this antioxidant.
    • Zeaxanthin : This is another antioxidant that can play a role in maintaining optimal eye health in addition to an array of other bodily processes.

    Spinach is also a great source of nitrates. These compounds are essentially what makes many leafy vegetables so healthy. They work by relaxing the blood vessels and easing tension on the heart, while also promoting optimal metabolic health. These compounds are found in most plant foods in differing concentrations and it is believed that a diet containing regular doses can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular issues.

    Benefits of Spinach

    There are a number of ways that spinach consumption may improve your health, some of which we have already touched on above:

    Reduce the risk of heart disease Reduce the risk of cancer Improve bowel health and regularity Provide a host of essential vitamins and minerals Ease digestive distress Reduce inflammation all over the body Support eye health Iron in Spinach: Myth 1

    Spinach has become the go-to source of iron for anyone suffering from a deficiency, but the notion that spinach contains more of this mineral than any other vegetable is a myth. Sure, it has iron in it, but nowhere near as much as you may have been led to believe and most dark green vegetables have more.

    The biggest issue here is that very little of the iron in spinach is actually absorbed by he body, with some estimates suggesting that just 2% of the mineral is absorbed into the bloodstream.

    There are a lot of benefits to consuming this leafy green vegetable, there is no denying that, but iron isn’t one of them.

    Raw vs Cooked Spinach: Myth 2

    Raw is usually better. The cooking process tends to break down many of the enzymes that make superfoods so super in the first place, but as with the iron issue above, this has been misunderstood and misrepresented over the years.

    Light boiling or steaming actually does very little damage to the structure of a food’s nutrients (it’s cooking at high temperatures you need to worry about) and in some cases it can actually increase absorption. Where spinach is concerned, boiling it can help to breakdown the oxalic acid, which can decrease absorption of key minerals like calcium.

    In fact, oxalic acid can also impact on how much spinach is absorbed and by cooking it you could get more of this mineral. However, some B vitamins may be more easily absorbed when you consume this vegetable raw, so it’s a mixed bag and the best thing to do is to embrace both methods as opposed to opting for one over the other.

    Conclusion: Eat More Leafy Greens

    Generally speaking, dark leafy green vegetables are some of the healthiest foods in the world. Broccoli, kale, sprouts—they all contain copious amounts of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, nitrates, protein and fiber, all of which your body needs to survive.

    Spinach is a fantastic leafy green superfood, but it’s not alone and you’ll get many of the same benefits from consuming others. That’s why we packed our Detox Organics daily detox drink with several of these foods, including plenty of organic spinach, kale and horseradish tree leaf.

    To get your daily dose of these superfoods and more, all in a delicious chocolate-flavored drink, buy your supply of Detox Organics today. It could provide all of the above benefits and so much more, and it does this while negating the need to spend a fortune on fresh vegetables.

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    Barley is one of the oldest crops in the world and produces one of the healthiest grains. But what about barley grass? This often-overlooked product of the barley plant could be even more healthy than the grain, as we’ll discover in this guide.

    We added organic barley grass to our Detox Organics daily detox drink for this very reason. We spent months researching hundreds of plants, herbs and spices before selecting 25 of the very best. Barley grass was one of those, because after spending a great deal of time researching into its benefits and looking at its nutritional composition, it seemed like a no-brainer.

    Related Articles: What is Barley Grass?

    Barley grass is produced from the same plant that gives us the barley grain, which in turn is also what gives us beer. But barley grass is gluten free and it’s also packed with health benefits. In fact, it has been used by humans for at least 5,000 years, as they believed that it possessed potent anti-inflammatory properties and also used it to heal wounds.

    In the 20th century there was a rediscovery of sorts. Pharmacists learned that the green shoots of the barley plant were dense in essential nutrients, so they began drying the shoots, grinding them into a powder and adding them to tablets, which were sold throughout the US.

    These days barley is just as healthy and as nutrient dense as it has aways been. It is a multi-vitamin in natural form and can provide an array of health benefits.

    Barley Grass Nutrition

    Barley grass is incredibly nutritious. 100 grams of powdered barley grass will provide you with a massive 57 grams of fiber in addition to 22 grams of protein. Of course, 100 grams is a lot, containing around 270 calories and requiring a lot of nose-holding and fast-chugging, but even 10 grams will provide you with a significant amount of fiber.

    Barley grass also contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2 and B6, in addition to calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. These nutrients are bioavailable and readily absorbed, giving your daily values a boost with every gram you consume.

    Barley grass also contains a number of antioxidants, compounds that help to prevent oxidative damage and to reduce the risk of a long list of chronic diseases. It has a readily available source of chlorophyll, which is one of the compounds that has made wheatgrass such a sought-after health food for so many years.

    There are also said to be hundreds of enzymes in barley grass, all of which work to break down the grass itself while also helping combat bad bacteria, assist in the growth of good bacteria, reduce bloating, and fight inflammation.

    There are more benefits than we can possibly write about, more nutrients than we have space for—this is a true superfood no matter how you look at it, and that’s why organic barley grass is a key component of our Detox Organics formula.

    The Importance of Fiber

    We highlighted the fiber content of barley grass above, noting how it contains over 55 grams of the stuff for every 100 gram serving. If you’re like the average American then you probably skipped over that statement without thinking much about it. You probably skimmed it to get to the part where we told you how much protein it contained or how many nutrients it had.

    And this is one of the biggest issues with American health right now. 96% of us are not consuming enough fiber, even though inadequate consumption has been linked with a host of health problems. Think of it this way: we know that fiber can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer and that a lack of it can increase the risk. We also know that Americans are not eating enough fiber and that heart disease and cancer are the biggest killers in the country.

    It’s no coincidence.

    The problem is, fiber doesn’t taste great and if you consume an adequate amount after a lifetime of consuming an inadequate amount it can make you bloated and uncomfortable. It can feel like a lose-lose, and that’s why so few Americans are actually getting their fill.

    If there is one thing that you do for your health it should be increasing your fiber intake. And don’t worry if you’re struggling and need a solution, because we have the perfect solution for you.

    Conclusion: Barley Grass and More

    Our Detox Organics daily detox drink not only contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes, but it also contains plenty of fiber. What’s more, this fiber is provided by natural fruit, vegetable and plant extracts, which means it comes with additional healthy compounds that, just like fiber, can reduce the risk of chronic disease.

    We created Detox Organics to help Americans consume more fiber, more nutrients, and more natural enzymes, and to go someway to remedying the heart disease epidemic currently spreading through the nation. We reasoned that this issue existed because Americans love great tasting and convenient food, and that they weren’t going to drink something if it wasn’t quick, easy, convenient and delicious.

    So we spent months developing a formula that was all of those things, a formula that tasted just like chocolate milk (really—try it for yourself and you’ll see) mixes with a few turns of the spoon, and costs just a couple dollars per dose. It provides the equivalent of several pounds of fresh vegetables in a single scoop and can help you to go one step closer to your health goals.

    So, buy your own tub of Detox Organics here for a delicious dose of barley grass and 24 other life-changing, health-boosting superfoods.

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