Rich In Nutrients
Microgreens contain from 4-40 times more nutrients by weight, when compared to their mature counterparts.
Lower Risk of Disease
Microgreens are a rich source of polyphenols, a class of antioxidants linked to eliminating unstable waste molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive compounds that form in the body, and can lead to cell damage.
According to research, polyphenols have been associated with a reduced risk of:
-Certain Forms of Cancer
Improve Heart Health
Making dietary changes is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent coronary heart disease, and maintain heart health.
Studies show that eating more vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Furthermore, an animal study used a high fat diet supplemented with red cabbage microgreens. Results showed that the microgreens reduced weight gain by 17%, cut bad LDL cholesterol by 34%, and cut triglycerides by 23%.
Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A) is great for preserving eye sight as Vitamin A is needed to convert the light that reaches your eye into an electrical signal that is sent to the brain. It is also linked to the reduction in the risk of certain cancers. It also maintains your body’s immune system, and aids in the production of white blood cells.
Vitamin B Complex contains eight B vitamins, which are B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), B7 (Biotin) B9 (Folate), B12 (Cobalamin).
B1 (Thiamine) is essential for your metabolism by helping convert nutrients into energy for your body.
B2 (Riboflavin) converts food into energy to keep your and energized.
B3 (Niacin) is another important nutrient that is great at increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterols, which is good, and removes low-density lipoprotein, which is the bad cholesterol.
B5 (Pantothenic acid) aids in converting food to energy and helps your body produce cholesterol and hormones.
B6 (Pyridoxine) is great at keeping homocysteine (an amino acid associated with heart disease) levels normal, morning sickness down, mitigating PMS symptoms, red red blood cell production, and to ensure regular brain function by creating neurotransmitters.
B7 (Biotin) controls gene expression and is great for fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
B9 (Folate) is great at reducing high levels of homocysteine, cell growth and proper cell division, creation of red and white blood cells, and reduces the risk of neural tube birth defects.
B12 (Cobalamin) is a crucial component in DNA production, white and red cell development, and neurological function.
Calcium is great to build and maintain strong bones, and also an incredible aid to help your muscles, heart, and nerves to function properly.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant vitamin that your body can't produce on its own. Antioxidants are molecules that enhance the immune system through protecting the cells from free radicals. Studies have shown that Vitamin C can reduce the days one experiences a cold, as well as reducing high blood pressure, lowering the risk of heart disease, and helps improve iron absorption.
Chlorophyll is not only great at making plants green but is great for stimulating the immune system, detoxifying blood, preventing cancers, and energizing the body.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that your body stores, using it as needed. This vitamin can reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process of your cells. Free radicals are a natural byproduct of chemical processes (oxidative stress) in our bodies. Free radicals are unpaired electrons, and since electrons like to be in pairs, they search the body to find another electron. This in turn causes damage to our cells, which causes diseases such as Cancer, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Iodine is great for more than just killing bacteria form cuts and surgeries. helps regulate hormone production by playing a role in thyroid health by ensuring goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) does not happen. During pregnancy iodine is linked to the brain development of the baby.
Iron is a great micromineral, and unfortunately 20%-25% of the world has a deficiency. Iron is great at treating anemia, boosts hemoglobin, reduces fatigue, improves muscle strength, boosts immunity, restores sleep, and helps improve concentration.
Vitamin K is great for bone health, cognitive health, heart health, and produces prothrombin, which is an important variable in blood clotting and bone metabolism
Magnesium is an amazing macromineral that plays a role in over 300 enzyme reactions. Magnesium is great for bone health, diabetes, cardiovascular health, migraine headaches, PMS symptoms and anxiety to name a few.
Phosphorus is a great mineral that helps to ensure your bones are strong and healthy, helps to aid muscle recovery, filters and removes kidney waste, helps muscles contract, and making DNA and RNA.
Potassium is another macromineral that has many great benefits. Low potassium is associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility.
Selenium is a powerful antioxidant to reduce the damage of free radicals, may reduce your risk of contrite certain cancers, and low selenium levels have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
Sulforaphane is the activated form of Glucoraphanin, which is activated when it comes into contact with myrosinase, which are released when the plate leaves are damaged (chewed). Sulforaphane has been tested and shown to have anti cancer properties. Protects cancer cell growth by releasing certain enzymes, which protect against carcinogens.
Zinc is the second most mineral in your body. It helps boost your immune system, accelerates wound healing, decreases inflammation, Gene expression, DNA synthesis, and enzymatic reactions.