NZProtein Super Blend
Super blend is essentially a greens (with beetroot) powder. Our product contains a wholesome mix of broccoli, kale, wheatgrass, barley grass, spirulina and beetroot powders.
Blends like ours help people reach their daily recommended intake of different nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It is an inexpensive way of sneaking more vegetables into your daily diet.
This product is especially suited to those who don’t enjoy eating vegetables or fussy children.
BENEFITS OF SUPER BLEND
Although super blend is not a substitute for a well-balanced diet, it will give you a good boost of vitamins and minerals.
We have included six different superfoods in our product, all of which promote optimal cell function and have a range of health benefits.
The first ingredient, spirulina, is a nutrient rich algae derivative. It contains both iron and protein, making it a popular supplement for vegans. We have included this in our blend because studies show it noticeably reduces triglyceride levels and can improve muscular endurance. Higher doses have even been shown to reduce blood pressure. Spirulina is very safe for human consumption and comes with a plethora of health benefits.
Broccoli is a brassica vegetable that is well-known for its health properties. Brassica vegetables primarily assist with liver health but have a host of other benefits too. Broccoli contains nutrients such as potassium, selenium, phosphorus, vitamin C, A, K and B9. It is also a source of zeaxanthin which can improve eye health. Other compounds in broccoli, such as kaempferol, have an anti-inflammatory effect in humans. Basically broccoli is a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamins. The only downside is that some dislike the taste and texture. This is why we have made it easier to consume and blended it up.
Kale is another dark green vegetable packed full of nutrients. Similar to broccoli, it is an acquired taste for some. Despite its taste, kale is awesome for helping you hit your daily requirements of calcium, manganese, copper, magnesium, vitamin C, K and B6. It actually contains more vitamin C than an orange and is frequently touted as one of the most nutrient dense foods in existence. The substances found in kale have anti-inflammatory properties and have been proven to protect against heart disease and reduce your risk of developing cancer. Studies have shown kale reduces cholesterol which is why it is especially suited to those concerned with their heart health. Regular consumption is not only safe but recommended.
Wheatgrass is a bright green plant loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The different proteins found in wheatgrass can prevent diseases and mitigate oxidative stress. Additionally it helps the body fight infections and contains flavonoids that benefit the immune system. Wheatgrass consumption should also be considered by type 2 diabetics as it has the ability to decrease blood sugar levels.
Beetroot powder features in our blend because of its ability to improve athletic performance. Beets are high in nitrates which can lower your blood pressure when consumed often and also improve the efficiency of mitochondria. Cyclists and runners often consume beetroot before they compete as it noticeably improves performance. This has been concluded by a number of different studies. Not only is beetroot a nutritious root vegetable but it could make a huge impact on your athletic performance.
The final ingredient Barley Grass often features in health supplements because of its ability to prevent chronic disease. It is typically consumed because of its fibre content and high levels of vitamin A, C and K. Vitamin K is especially important for bone health and improving insulin sensitivity. Those with kidney disease may not benefit from the potassium found in wheatgrass, however for the general population it is a safe supplement with huge health benefits. Barley grass is not often consumed as a food, therefore including it in a super blend is a good way to sneak it into your diet.
We recommend adding 5 grams of super blend into your protein shake or a smoothie.
At only 16 calories per serving, you do not have to worry about it interfering with fat loss goals. In fact, it is a perfect supplement for those in a calorie deficit because it helps you ensure you are getting sufficient micronutrients.
If you are not fussed about the taste of greens you could even stir the blend into water and drink it straight away.