This power green can do so much for you and your body! Kale is great for fighting cancer, protecting against heart disease, improving arthritis conditions, slowing the aging process, encouraging beautiful skin, and increasing male potency. Kale is an excellent source of beta-carotene, sulfur, vitamin C, and the trace mineral selenium. It is also a good source of bone-building calcium and magnesium. We source all of our organic kale from Simington Gardens in Aurora, OR! Learn more about Simington Gardens on Our Farmers page.
Fresh, organic spinach stores so many nutrients. Spinach is filled with Vitamin E, an essential antioxidant that delivers a powerhouse of health benefits. It stimulates the immune system, improves eye health, and keeps your brain cells active. Not only is it high in chlorophyll, it contains oxalic acid, which helps to cleanse and heal the intestinal tract. Spinach contains a lot of iron and as a result, it is a great source of energy.
Pineapple contains Bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down protein. As a result, pineapple helps with digestion. The fruit is also an anti-inflammatory. It reduces muscle soreness, as well as nasal swelling. Pineapple also contains a large amount of manganese, which is essential for developing strong bones and connective tissue. Pineapple has half of the daily-recommended value of vitamin C, according to the FDA. Vitamin C fights cell damage making it a great helper with problems such as heart disease and joint pain.
A single coconut can provide an 11 ounce serving of water. It is packed with carbohydrates and electrolytes. This makes it perfect for whole body rehydration after exercise. Coconuts also contain high levels of potassium, which supports blood pressure, cardiovascular health, as well as bone and muscle strength. In fact, coconut water has almost twice the amount of potassium as a banana. Coconut water is low in calories and fat, but rich in vitamins and minerals. Coconut provides other electrolytes like magnesium, calcium, sodium, and phosphorous. Electrolytes help with the absorption and balance of the body’s internal fluids.
The cultivation and spread of coconuts accompanied the migration of people from Southeast Asia and Melanesia predating colonization. There are many ways to process a coconut such as: coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut flour, coconut cream, & coconut milk. The coconut has religious significance in Hindu Rituals in India. Most production of coconuts comes from tropical Asia; Indonesia, Philippines, and India.