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Why Take a Greens Powder?

13 March 2024
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My question is a little cheeky but what if I asked you "why not take a greens powder"? You might say "because they taste like pond scum"!

You just might. And if you feel this way about greens powder I totally get it, they mostly are quite horrid.

That is why we created Zesti™️ Berry Addictive Daily greens. Our promise to you is that they don't taste like pond scum.

The flavour is quite surprising to some people also, these people are often folks who have tried other brands of greens. I won't mention any names but you get the idea.

So before we get into all the benefits of taking a greens powder, we want to invite you to try Zesti™️. It is naturally flavoured and sweetened with stevia leaf so that it won't necessarily effect blood sugar balance.

Take 1 tsp for a less sweet experience and 2 if you like it more sweet. 

Greens Done Right

A greens powder done right to us is one that provides the user a wide array of functional ingredients and contains organic ingredients. A greens powder that acts as a daily wellness elixir. 

Our Zesti™️ is loved by many because it contains the following key ingredients:

  • Detoxifying Greens
  • Gut-loving Fibre
  • Actives/Functional ingredients
  • Adaptogen
  • Antioxidants
  • Flavonoids
  • Probiotics
  • Tonic roots
  • Amino acids
  • Vitamins & Minerals

So in today's article, we want to address the key ingredients to help you understand how Zesti™️ might benefit you and help improve your life.

Detoxifying Greens

Zesti™ Daily Gut Immune greens contains some fabulous detoxifying greens that your body will adore! You will especially love the organic broccoli sprouts, chlorella and spirulina but also the moringa, spinach, matcha, barley grass, wheatgrass and alfalfa sprouts!

Detoxifying greens are so powerful because they contain chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is awesome because it actually helps to bind toxins (like aflatoxins, heavy metals*, herbicides etc.)

*Particularly chlorella.

As the world gets more and more toxic and our food and air become this way too, it's important to be increasing foods that help us to detox better and more effectively. The greens in our blend were carefully selected to have this effect so you can improve your wellbeing and keep your skin looking radiant.

Some say that greens are also vital if you want a more alkaline body. Living in a more alkaline (rather than acidic) state is better for our health according to some. An alkaline state is known to make the body less prone to disease and illness. 

Gut-loving Fibre

There's no doubt that we need fibre for good gut and overall health and so we added 4 different types of fibre to our greens powder to cover all the bases for you.

Fibre is the non-digestible carbohydrate in all plant foods. Some is soluble (dissolves in water) and other fibre is non-soluble (does not dissolve).

Most fibre is fermentable (the gut microbes break down the fibre and this process is called "fermentation").

The health benefits of fibre are many, everything from improved digestion to improved stool/less constipation and a healthier gut microbiome, which we now know positively effects the brain and mental health. 

The fibres we chose for Zesti™️ have been carefully selected because of their benefits but we also wanted to keep the carbs low for anyone who is wanting to eat fewer carbs but still get the gut and other benefits.

The fibres we chose are:

  • Acacia gum - soluble fibre
  • Guar gum (partially hydrolyzed) - solule fibre
  • Larch Arabinogalactan - soluble fibre
  • Organic green banana starch - insoluble fibre and resistant starch

The benefits fro green banana starch alone are pretty impressive! 😲

Actives/Functional Ingredients

We believe that for a greens powder to have that extra beneficial kick, it should contain some active/functional ingredients. These are DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated licorice), Aloe vera, Echinacea purpurea, marshmallow root.

Deglycyrrhizinated licorice* has been traditionally used to treat hormone issues, gut and throat problems, respiratory issues and fatigue.

*Also classed as a tonic root.

Aloe vera is known to be an active ingredient as it contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes, lignin, amino acids and more!

Echinacea purpurea is an active ingredient as it also contains many active compounds such as caffeic acid, alkamides, phenolic acids, rosmarinic acid and polyacetylenes. Echinacea is known to be an immune stimulator. 

Since the beginning of time, marshmallow root has been used to treat many conditions and symptoms. Popular for its respiratory, digestive and skin benefits. Marshmallow root is also antibacterial and antioxidant-rich.

Adaptogens 

As you may know, an adaptogen is something that can help our body adapt to stress. It could be emotional, mental, physical or environmental stress, it does not matter the type, an adaptogen can be your best friend here!

We have chosen two fantastic adaptogens which we'll discuss but we wanted to address why we chose not to put ashwagandha in there. We realise that ashwagandha is an incredible adaptogen but it has a very bitter flavour so we avoided it. The bitterness would have thrown off the flavour big time!

We want everything in the Zesti™️ brand to taste really good! 😋

Astragalus: we chose astragalus* (pronounced astra-gah-lus) for its incredible benefits for the immune system, blood sugar balance**, kidneys and heart. 

*Also classed as a tonic root.

**Studies on animals have shown an improvement in sugar metabolism.

Schisandra berries: schisandra has a long history of use in TCM (traditional Chinese medicine). The purported benefits are many, including;

  • Brain health: schisandra has had reported positive effects on Alzheimer's disease.
  • Liver health: Schisandra contains powerful compounds that may help the liver. The first is schisandrin B - known to help reduce fatty acids in mice studies and schisandrin C - shown to be liver-protective in mice studies. 
  • Menopause: studies have shown some symptom relief for menopausal women who take schisandra.
  • Depression: schisandra was shown to have an antidepressant effect in mice studies.
  • Stress & Anxiety: as schisandra is an adaptogen, this means that it can help to reduce the effects of stress and anxiety. 

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are in many of the real foods we eat (fruits, veggies, herbs etc.) and Zesti™️ contains all of the above! Pretty much every ingredient in Zesti™️ (bar a few) contain antioxidants or possess antioxidant activity.

The ingredients you will find that have this are acerola cherry, aloe vera, alfalfa, astragalus, sprouts, barley grass, broccoli sprouts, chlorella, ginger, matcha green tea, moringa leaf, pineapple, pomegranate, schisandra, spirulina, spinach and wheat grass. 

Boosting our antioxidants naturally (through the foods above) can help to offset the damage that free radicals can cause.  A free radical is an unstable molecule that is made during normal cell metabolism. If we don't consume enough antioxidants, free radicals can cause oxidative stress which causes disease and accelerated ageing! 👵🏼

Offsetting Oxidative Damage (through increasing antioxidant intake) can help improve:

  • Ageing process
  • Arthritis and risk of developing arthritis 
  • Inflammation 
  • Can reduce the risk of developing type II diabetes, obesity and inflammatory diseases

Flavonoids

Flavonoids are an exciting compound found in many foods such as green tea, black tea, cacao, coffee, citrus fruits, acerola cherries, moringa, pineapple, pomegranate peel, spinach and many other foods.

If you're consuming a wide variety of the above, you'll be getting adequate flavonoids. This is important because flavonoids have anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, cardio-protective and neuro-protective effects on the body.

When you eat (or drink) more flavonoid-rich foods/beverages, you naturally help shield against every day toxins.

The great thing about Zesti™️ daily greens is it contains many foods that are high in flavonoids, such as acerola cherry, matcha green tea powder, moringa leaf, pomegranate and spinach!

Probiotics

We know that having a diverse gut microbiome is one of the keys to great gut health, overall wellbeing and disease-prevention. 

Increasing probiotics (through food and supplementation) can help the following areas:

  • C-diff infection
  • IBS symptoms
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea (from antibiotics)
  • Mental health (certain strains)

In Zesti™️ daily greens, we've included the two best gut health strains so you can enjoy better gut wellbeing. 

These strains are Saccharomyces Boulardii and Bacillus Coagulans. Let me break down why we chose these specific strains.

Saccharomyces Boulardii

If you're looking to protect your body's intestinal lining from harmful bacteria, whilst also increasing the production of digestive enzymes - saccharomyces is your gal!

Saccharomyces Boulardii (SB) can help improve both water and nutrient absorption in the small intestine, leading to better nourishment and hydration!

There are many other benefits to taking SB, and we will soon dedicate a blog to both SB and BC (Bacillus Coagulans).

Note: like BC, SB is resistant to the gastric environment, making it also robust as a probiotic.

Bacillus Coagulans

If you suffer from IBS, constipation, diarrhoea, gas or indigestion, then Bacillus Coagulans (BC) may be for you?

BC is very robust by nature, withstanding harsh internal environments (high levels of stomach acid). This makes it fantastic for the above issues and also for stomach-related issues. 

When BC is in supplement form it is inactive but as soon as it enters the intestines, it becomes active so you never have to worry about BC on the shelf. The same goes for SB.

No need for refrigeration! 👏🏼

Like SB, BC has too many benefits to discuss in today's blog but we will talk more about this very soon.

Tonic Roots

In our Zesti™️ daily greens formula, we've included some great tonic roots - including ginger, astragalus and licorice root (DGL).

We've already spoken about the benefits of astragalus and DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated licorice) root so we'll fill you in on why we chose ginger.

Ginger is one of the most popular anti-inflammatory herbs (technically a root) that's been used since the beginning of time.

If you're after powerful anti-inflammatory and calming stomach benefits, ginger is for you!

Ginger can help to improve feelings of nausea, travel sickness and even morning sickness but always consult with your doctor if you're pregnant as ginger may not be suitable for you. 

Did you know that ginger is also a natural weight loss aid? This may be because of it's ability to help reduce inflammation.  

Another cool fact about ginger is its ability to help with arthritic pain. The reason for this is because ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds that function in the same way as COX-2 inhibitors (drugs that treat arthritis pain and inflammation).

Amino Acids

Why do we need amino acids? Quite simply put, amino acids are the building blocks of protein and without them we would not function properly.

Fortunately, amino acids can be found in most foods (plant and animal), so needless to say, our Zesti™️ Daily Greens is jam-packed with essential amino acids!

The following Zesti™️ ingredients contain amino acids; acacia gum, acerola cherry, aloe vera leaf, alfalfa sprouts, astragalus, barley grass, broccoli sprouts, cell charge™️, chlorella, DGL, echinacea, ginger, green banana starch, Larch Arabinogalactan, marshmallow root, matcha, moringa, pineapple, pomegranate, schisandra, spirulina, wheatgrass. 

Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamins & minerals are essential to health so ensuring we eat a wide variety of whole foods is key!

You get vitamins and minerals from plant and animal foods and even from the earth itself in the form of fulvic minerals.

The benefits of getting adequate vitamin & mineral intake is better wound-healing, infection-fighting, stronger healthier bones, teeth, hair, nails, hormone regulation, brain power and more!

In Zesti™️ you'll find vitamins and minerals in many of the ingredients such as vitamin C, potassium and magnesium in the acerola cherry, you'll find calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, magnesium and zinc in the pomegranate peel and minerals in the cell charge™️ (fulvic acid).

In Cell Charge™️ (fulvic minerals), you will find calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulphur, chloride, phosphorus and potassium as well as micro minerals like zinc and selenium.

So as you can see, Zesti™️ Daily Greens is so much more than just a daily greens, it is like a super supplement! We've no doubt you will feel super and unstoppable on it. 🦸🏻‍♀️🦸🏼

Grab yours today!

Zesti Daily Gut Immune Greens

 

References:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/resistant-starch-101#types

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0899900721001350

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/146935

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/why-is-fiber-good-for-you

https://www.clinikally.com/blogs/news/the-chlorophyll-craze-debunking-the-hype-around-its-skincare-benefits

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/different-types-of-fiber

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/echinacea

https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-chlorophyll

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/are-chlorophyll-waters-supplements-healthy

https://www.verywellhealth.com/marshmallow-root-7485537

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10450032/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/astragalus

https://www.healthline.com/health/schisandra

https://www.healthline.com/health/bacillus-coagulans#benefits-and-uses

https://florastor.com/blogs/flora-stories/5-key-benefits-of-the-probiotic-saccharomyces-boulardii

https://www.eatingwell.com/article/8037462/benefits-of-taking-probiotics/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318652

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22243-amino-acids

 

Disclaimer: the information in this article is intended purely as information and not health advice. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure and one should always seek expert advice from their trusted health practitioner. 

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