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3 Mighty Superfoods in 1 Superfood-Based Shake

What exactly is a superfood and how I can get some in my diet?

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A superfood is any food item that is especially high in some necessary nutrient which is beneficial to health. Any food item that has a larger than average, or higher than normal nutritional value may be considered a superfood.

Trying to maintain healthy eating habits with a hectic schedule can be difficult, which is why many turn to shakes and smoothies, adding superfood-based supplements such as UltraNourish* to ensure they are receiving the nutrients necessary for maximum health and nutrition. Mixing this powerful supplement into a fruit or vegetable-based smoothie for breakfast is an excellent way of ensuring that basic nutritional needs are met for the day!

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3 Powerful Superfoods in UltraNourish

UltraNourish offers many nutritional benefits, not the least of which come from several superfoods. The three superfoods with maximum health benefits include: pea protein, spirulina, and green tea.

  1. Pea Protein – Pea protein offers a complete array of amino acids similar to whey protein, including branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). Pea is high in arginine, lysine and phenylalanine, and is recognized by the World Health Organization as meeting the needs of adults for essential amino acid requirements. UltraNourish offers 16 grams of pea protein per serving.
  2. Spirulina – A blue-green algae, spirulina is a rich source of calcium, magnesium, niacin, potassium and iron. It is also a rich source of B vitamins and amino acids. In fact, the dry weight of spirulina contains as much as 70% protein! Spirulina is also an excellent antioxidant.
  3. Green Tea – While green tea does contain caffeine, it also offers a range of antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, and is a source of vitamins A, D, B, B5 and K. Green tea is also known for its mighty antioxidant epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG), which offers significant health benefits and has been linked to lower rates of cancer.

Superfoods and Beyond!

While UltraNourish does contain these superfoods, it is also chock full of many fruits, vegetables, enzymes, proteins and sources of vitamins and minerals. Adding UltraNourish to a smoothie is an excellent way to ensure complete daily nutrition!

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Bodybuilding Editors. (2015). Go pea: Pea protein for every nutrition plan. Bodybuilding.com. Retrieved on 11/26/15 from http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/go-pea-pea-protein-for-every-nutrition-plan.html.

Cox, L. (2014). Spirulina: Nutritional Facts & Health Benefits. Live Science. Retrieved on 11/26/15 from http://www.livescience.com/48853-spirulina-supplement-facts.html.

Hippocrates Health Editors. (2015). Benefits of wheatgrass. Hippocrates Health Institute. Retrieved on 11/26/15 from http://hippocratesinst.org/benefits-of-wheatgrass-2.

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