It's a hard reality that we all have to accept these days- the modern day world we are living in is TOXIC. Between the air we breathe, the water that most of us drink and use everyday, the never- ending supply of cleaning products that most people use on the daily, the ever present beauty products that so many people apply each day, the brightly boxed and over marketed, convenient "foods" that most Americans consume on a daily basis- our environment is loaded with toxic contaminants. There's really no avoiding them.
We can take the necessary steps to reduce the pollutants in our homes, learn to switch to cleaner household and personal care products, use filtered water systems, and use air purifiers, but the moment we walk out of our front door, we're bombarded with Pollution, synthetic chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals and chemicals from household products which are now pervasive in water, air and soil.
These unavoidable contaminants add to the body's toxic load, which means that the majority of us should have a solid detoxification routine that we practice fairly often, to aid our body's detox pathways, to support healthy bodily functions and longevity.
A recent study shows that about 1 in 10 Americans battle autoimmune diseases. About 4 out of 10 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Heavy metal toxicity affects an increasing number of Americans all the time. Most American farm soil is lacking essential nutrients and therefore, the food grown in it is, which means that most Americans are vitamin and mineral deficienct as a result, which is only exacerbated by the fast paced American diet of fast food at LEAST once per week, unhealthy oils and fats, along with "foods" that are full of added sugars, preservatives and loads of other questionable ingredients. Have you ever read the back of your packaged food products from the grocery store that you so often feed to your family?
Many of the consumer products sold in the United States contain toxic chemicals. This is due to a lack of testing and regulation, a lack of knowledge from their consumers, government-protected so-called trade "secrets", marketing tactics, and a desire for cost efficiency and product effectiveness.
In other words friends, the consumer's health is NOT most popular boxed, bagged and highly processed and preserved "food" brands' top priority. Their bank account is.
Because of this, many Americans are frequently and unknowingly exposed to toxic chemicals that have been shown to cause various health issues such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, birth defects, infertility, and hormone imbalances, among a long list of other health issues every time they sit down at their dinner table. They just assume if it's on the grocery store shelf, then it's safe. Unfortunately, this isn't true.
Oxidative stress occurs upon excessive free radical production resulting from an insufficiency of the counteracting antioxidant response system.
Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body. This can cause damage to organs and tissues, resulting in various diseases and is pervasive in the American diet.
BUT, there's also GOOD news concerning all of this too friends! You can help your body maintain balance by living a healthy lifestyle, by educating yourself about food labels, learning how to read and decipher them, by being diligent to eat a clean, whole foods diet, and by being aware of the products that you're using in, on and around your body from day to day. Your diet is one of the most important pieces of living the detox lifestyle that we all should be considering.
You're already on your way to a lighter toxic load!
I know, all of this information can be a LOT to take in at once. These contributing factors to the body's toxic load that I listed above, only mean that detoxification should be a vital consistent in your life and should not, in the least, be neglected.
So, why am I, a small town microgreens farmer, talking about this?
One word friends: MICROGREENS!!
Microgreens are a POWERFUL source of nutrition, since only one small seedling has an abundance of vitamin and mineral content and therefore, has the ability to strongly influence the body's detoxification systems when consumed regularly.
It's simply a no-brainer, that microgreens are an excellent addition to EVERY American diet, since most Americans are vitamin and mineral deficient. It therefore, goes without saying, but I'm gonna say it anyways, that micro-greens can play a MIGHTY role in your detox routine and can give existing detox routines a heavy boost!
Microgreens play a powerful role in body detoxification by providing a copious source of antioxidants, phytonutrients, and chlorophyll, neutralizing harmful free radicals and facilitating proper liver function. Their high fiber content promotes gastrointestinal health, further aiding the body’s detoxification processes. The phrase “microgreens and detox” summarizes these versatile benefits.
Only a quarter cup of Dani Greens sunflower shoots contains about 160 calories. That same quarter cup contains about 12 grams of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These are the good fats that are so important to a good detox routine.
Sunflower microgreens are an amazing source of vitamins A, B complex, E, and K. They also provide a wealthy supply of minerals that are the key to any healthy diet, including calcium, iron, potassium, selenium, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Dani Grrens radish shoots promote digestion which is essential to detoxify and cleanse the body's toxic load. The radish shoots' anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties make them beneficial in reducing blood pressure, swelling and pain in the body.
Radish microgreens are a great source of vitamins A, C, E, and K, along with calcium, iron, and dietary fiber. They, further contain high levels of antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation in the body, aiding in the reduction of oxidative stresses. Also rich in vitamin C, Dani Greens radish shoots help to protect your body’s overall immune system. They act as an antioxidant by stabilizing volatile molecules that can damage cells- aka- free radicals. Vitamin C helps with collagen production which helps to heal wounds and maintain strong blood vessel walls and robust immune system function. The chemical compounds glucosinolate and isothiocyanate are found in radish shoots. These help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Lastly, but not at all least, an antioxidant in radish shoots called coenzyme Q10 helps to prevent the onset of diabetes.
Dani Greens pea microgreens are abundant in the minerals iron, manganese, choline, and are essential in a variety of body processes and supporting heart health, boosting the immune system, and as a result, aiding, you guessed it- detoxification. Just one cup of Dani Greens Pea shoots can provide a whopping 50% of your recommended daily amount of vitamin C, along with iron, calcium, vitamin K, and vitamin A. Pea shoots also contain protein and are a great source of dietary fiber, which supports your digestive system and therefore, your body's detoxification processes. These nutrients can also help protect against cancer and heart disease.Not only has research proven that pea microgreens are more abundant in essential nutrients for body detoxification and overall health, greater than many other types of leafy green vegetables, they are also more nutritionally dense! Dani Greens Pea shoots have anti-cancer qualities, which is one of its many advantages. According to the findings of certain studies, increasing the amount of certain polyphenols in your diet, such as coumestrol, found in Pea microgreens, can help lower your chance of developing stomach cancer. Isoflavonoids and lignans, on the other hand, were placed in the same category as the well-known curcuminoids for the purpose of such research, and the researchers referred to all of these compounds as "emerging anti-inflammatory agents."
Sulforaphane, a compound found in Dani Greens broccoli microgreens, is proven to help the body detoxify harmful substances, including carcinogens and pollutants.
Broccoli microgreens are loaded with nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals such as potassium, calcium, and iron. The nutrients found in broccoli shoots can help to lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels, and support healthy blood vessel function. Which can help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Dani Greens broccoli microgreens are also a good source of dietary fiber, which as I mentioned so many times before in this article, helps to promote healthy digestion and reduce the risk of constipation and other gastrointestinal issues. Also, aiding in the body's detoxification processes. The sulforaphane found in broccoli microgreens has been proven to have anti-cancer properties and may help to prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells.
So, friends, as you can see, microgreens are not just some puny seedling that's no big deal- they're a POWERHOUSE of nutrition and an excellent source of detoxification in this overwhelmingly toxic modern day world we're all being daily exposed to.
While it's impossible to avoid pollutants, chemicals, pesticides, the lack of nutrients in so many fruits and veggies sold on grocery store shelves, free radicals, and other harmful substances we are repeatedly and unknowingly being exposed to- there IS something POWERFUL that you can do about it!
You don't have to sit by the wayside, hoping that all of these environmental contaminants are not harming you or wondering how, to play the wait and see game, or, to depend on pharmaceuticals to cover questionable symptoms without any real answers to your questions.
Adding a variety of Dani Greens microgreens to your diet daily will, without a doubt sucker punch environmental contaminants, pollutants, chemicals, pesticides, free radicals and all of those unknown toxins bombarding you on a daily basis, right in its toxic FACE!
You don't have to wonder. You don't have to guess! You can take charge of your own health, and Dani Greens can play a vital role in you jumping on the detox life bandwagon, which is here to stay because let's face it, these everyday pollutants aren't going away any time soon.
Juice them, toss them in a yummy smoothie, eat them totally raw, eat them cooked, throw them on a salad, put them on a sandwich, eat them on toast! There are SO many wonderful ways you can incorporate Dani Greens microgreens to your detox routine, spending only extra minutes each day, to do that.
Dani Greens microgreens are packaged in a super convenient clamshell, which allows you to eat them on the go, or to grab them from the fridge and add them to your already existing diet in a jiffy!
It's worth it friends. You owe it to your health. We all do! The research is there. The evidence is available.
Detox is vital. And therefore, so are Dani Greens microgreens!
To start your detox journey and lightening your body's toxic load, go to danigreens.com and place your one time or recurring order, and see what all the craze is about microgreens and detox! Your body and your health will thank you later! 💚