LeafGreens: Greener and Leafier

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The new LeafGreens formula just got a whole lot healthier with the addition of three new “super” vegetables: arugula, Swiss chard and kale. We removed faba bean and field pea leaves but made sure to replace the kaempferol and quercetin that they supplied. You’ll still be getting a similar zesty taste just with more vitamins, flavanols and phytonutrients packed into every healthier, greener and leafier serving.

Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is a leafy vegetable in the same family as spinach. It contains significant amounts of vitamins C, E and K, magnesium, manganese, potassium and iron. It’s also a source of chlorophyll, dietary nitrate, alphalipoic acid, betalains, beta-carotene, lutein,and zeaxanthin.

What’s New?
Swiss chard contains thirteen different types of antioxidants, including kaempferol and syringic acid, a flavonoid that according to a study published in the Journal of Acute Disease helps to stabilize blood sugars.

Kale
Popular in its own right, kale is a leafy green or purple cruciferous vegetable related to cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. It is known for its vitamins A, C and K, copper, potassium, iron, manganese, calcium and phosphorus content. It also has lutein, zeaxanthin, quercetin and kaempferol.

What’s New?
Kale contains both kaempferol and quercetin. Kale, along with other cruciferous vegetables, is known for its supply of indoles. According to the National Cancer Institute research has shown that indoles “inhibit the development of cancer in several organs in rats and mice, including the bladder, breast, colon, liver, lung, and stomach.”

Arugula
Arugula, also known as rocket lettuce, is a green cruciferous vegetable. It’s a good source for vitamins A, C and K, calcium as well as dietary nitrate, alpha-lipoic acid and chlorophyll. Like broccoli, it contains sulfuraphane and indoles.

What’s New?
As a cruciferous vegetable, arugula shares a lot of redundant properties with broccoli and kale. However, arugula has been noted for its thiocyanate content which was shown to suppress inflammatory mediators in a study published in the aptly named Mediators of Inflammation.

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Written by The AIM Companies

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4 comments

  1. Earlier this year I was extolling the AiM products with a couple that were visiting me. They are very careful eaters, but when I was talking about Barley Life, the husband, Bernie, said that he was on very strict diet & could NOT have green veggies due to the K in them, etc. He’s on a blood thinner, etc etc,. Since I was driving , & couldn’t take notes. Now, I cant remember all the reasons he had for not using Barley Life or Leaf Greens. Even tho I’m a RETIRED Nurse & have some knowledge, I didn’t feel confident to do much arguing with him/ them. But that has bothered me since and would like to get more insight into this kind of ‘doctoring’, as well as seeing if he is being too cautious, etc. They live in So Fla,, & I live in NE Fla. So we only communicate by email , but they have been away this summer, going around USA w their small camper kind of car. I want to know what to say in the future. Thank you.

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    1. It is entirely possible someone on blood thinners or anti-coagulants may have been ordered by their doctor to reduce or monitor their vitamin K intake since vitamin K is responsible for helping the blood to clot. Unless he gets an all clear from his physician, he will probably be unable to take the products.

      Otherwise, as Dr. Mercola says, “it is quite safe to consume vitamin K when you are not taking an oral anticoagulant drug.”

      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/01/11/vitamin-k1-k2.aspx

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