Greens & Berries
The human body faces a constant battle against free radicals. These are the invisible elements from toxins, pollution, radiation, poor food choices and stress that can cause damage to the cells of our body. With time, these free radicals in our body can lead to diseases such as cancer, stroke or heart attack.
To protect our body against the harmful effects of free radicals, we need ANTIOXIDANTS. These antioxidants help repair damaged cells, as well as maintain cellular health. In the June 19, 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), doctors have recommended the daily intake of vitamin supplements for all adults. Recently, researchers at Tufts University have determined that antioxidants are best absorbed when they are taken from naturally-occurring food sources, instead of from synthetic supplements.
LeverageWorks Inc. wanted to bring into the market a complete all-natural product that will address all the needs of our body, hence, the development of “Greens & Berries”, with organic raw materials imported from New Zealand, Brazil and the United States. It is a unique, great tasting beverage that combines 5 Superfoods in one nutritional health drink, that is available in zesty calamansi, refreshing dalandan and rich chocolate flavors.
SUPERFOOD #1 WHEATGRASS
Wheatgrass is hailed as the “King of Alkaline Foods”. It is rich in alkaline minerals, such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium and manganese, which can counter the effects of excess acidity in the body caused by stress, pollution, chemicals and toxins. They help maintain an ideal body pH to promote the growth of healthy cells and help reduce your cancer risk. Dr. Ann Wigmore, author of “The Wheatgrass Book” (Avery, 1985), believes that taking wheatgrass regularly will bring back the “bounce in your step and the sparkle in your eyes”.
SUPERFOOD #2 BARELY GRASS
Barley grass is rich in chlorophyll which gives a lot of benefits to the human body. Its high oxygen content supports the optimal function of the body. It cleanses and purifies the body of toxins and chemicals. It increases the body’s red blood cell production and helps people with anemia. Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, author of "Green Barley Essence" (Keats, 1985), believes that barley grass is the “best source of nutrients needed by the body for healing and vitality”.
SUPERFOOD #3 SPIRULINA
Spirulina has been described by the WHO as the world’s most complete food source, with protein, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, chlorophyll and other phytonutrients. Its high quality protein is reported to be the most digestible natural source that can generate instant and constant energy. Its high concentrations of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) help relieve joint pains and body aches. These benefits of spirulina are particularly recognized by world-class athletes. Spirulina has also been chosen by NASA to be brought on long term space missions.
SUPERFOOD #4 MORINGA
The moringa tree is called the “Miracle Tree” because all of its parts including leaves, pods, bark, seeds, fruits and roots have medicinal value. The tiny leaf has been labeled as a nutritional powerhouse: containing 7x the vitamin C of oranges, 4x the vitamin A of carrots, 4x the calcium of milk, 3x the potassium of bananas, 3x the iron of spinach, and 2x the protein of yogurt. It also contains a unique compound called Moringa YSP, which is a powerful antioxidant with amazing antiaging properties.
SUPERFOOD #4 ACAI BERRY
acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berry is the fruit of a palm tree that grows in the rainforests of the Amazon, which Brazilians call the "Tree of Life." The dark purple skin of the acai berry contains powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins, which studies have shown to possess antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitic, antiallergenic and anti-cancer properties. It has low calories but is rich in fiber. Research has also shown that its plant sterols can help relieve prostate enlargement.