Powerful Micros Improve Our Health
Superfood My Body capsules are an All-in-One variety of 19 dehydrated microgreens, the baby version of vegetables, and can contain up to 100 times more Phytochemicals than their large versions.
Vegetables play a very important role in our health. The vast majority of the population, over 97%, do not eat on a daily basis what our bodies need to maintain our health and protect the DNA in our cells. DNA is like the boss telling our cells what to do and how to do it. If our DNA is sick or damaged, then we can develop serious diseases, like cancer. Such damage to our DNA is caused by too many bad chemicals, called free radicals. We are able to fight this damage with the help of the phytochemicals plants provide when we eat them. This makes microgreens our health superheroes, because they make very important phytochemicals to protect our bodies from harmful villains called free radicals.
Free Radical Danger
Free Radicals are very dangerous, they accumulate in our bodies, damage our DNA, and cause serious diseases.
Humans cannot make phytochemicals and we, therefore, rely on eating enough plants to get the healthy phytochemicals, we need to protect us from free radicals. These phytochemicals function as anti-oxidants. Think of anti-oxidants as sponges, mopping up all the free radicals. This process gets rid of the free radicals that accumulate within our cells due to stressful conditions or unhealthy eating (like “junk” food). In the same way that UV rays from the sun can cause stressful conditions for our skin, “junk” food can also cause stressful conditions inside our body. These “junk” foods have lots of free radicals, making them unhealthy for our bodies. Consuming enough vegetables provides our bodies with the phytochemicals that stop free radicals from damaging the DNA in our cells. It is very important to know that since phytohemicals function as anti-oxidants, the more plants we eat, the more anti-oxidants we have to protect our DNA from the harmful free radicals.
“97% of Americans Do Not Eat Healthy”
Imagine your body as your own city, a city that you have to provide for and protect in order for it to survive and to thrive. Within this city you need “superheroes” who fight off “bad guys” (free radicals) that only have one goal… to turn your city into mayhem, and make you sick.
Let’s take inventory of our body. It is highly organized with multiple systems, all working in harmony, always with split second timing to accomplish so many simultaneous tasks that criss cross each other. We could compare our bodily functions to any complex system like a metropolis.
We don’t give much thought to the complexity of our body, in fact, we mostly take it for granted until something goes wrong.
Our Body's Systems and Purpose
Respiratory: Breathing ~ Lungs, trachea
- Cardiovascular/Circulatory: Blood circulation ~ Heart, arteries, veins, blood
- Digestive: Processing food ~ Mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, abdomen, appendix
- Endocrine: Hormone production ~ A number of glands throughout the body, including but not limited to: Thyroid, hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal
- Urinary: Waste elimination ~ Kidneys, bladder
- Reproductive: Reproduction ~ uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes
- Nervous/Sensory: Communication between and coordination of all the body systems ~ brain, nerves, / eyes, ears
- Integumentary: Protects against damage ~ skin, hair, nails
- Muscular/Skeletal: Provides form, support, stability, and movement to the body ~ muscles, bones
Hematopoietic/Lymphatic: Blood production, maintenance of fluids balance, and defense against disease ~ bone marrow, spleen, tonsils, lymph fluid, nodes, ducts, vessels
Free Radicals (good) vs (bad)
Free Radicals are highly reactive and unstable molecules and are produced in the body naturally or by exposure to toxins in the environment.
Free radicals have a lifespan of only a fraction of a second, but during that time can damage DNA, sometimes resulting in the mutations that can lead to cancer. Antioxidants in the foods we eat can neutralize the unstable molecules, reducing the risk of damage.
Definition and Structure of Free Radicals
Free radicals can be produced both by carcinogens and the normal metabolic processes of cells.
Free radicals are atoms that contain an unpaired electron. Due to this lack of a stable number of outer shell electrons, they are in a constant search to bind with another electron to stabilize themselves — a process that can cause damage to DNA and other parts of human cells. This damage may play a role in the development of cancer and other disease and accelerate the aging process.
Free radicals can be produced in a few different ways. They may be generated from normal metabolic processes in the body, or by exposure to carcinogens (cancer causing substances) in the environment.
Effect of Free Radicals on the Body: Oxidative Stress
About Free Radicals, Oxidative Stress, and Antioxidants
Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that are naturally formed when you exercise and when your body converts food into energy. Your body can also be exposed to free radicals from a variety of environmental sources, such as cigarette smoke, air pollution, and sunlight. Free radicals can cause “oxidative stress,” a process that can trigger cell damage. Oxidative stress is thought to play a role in a variety of diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and eye diseases such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Antioxidant Supplements vs Antioxidant-Rich Food
Antioxidants are man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage.
Diets high in vegetables, which are good sources of antioxidants, have been found to be healthy; however, research has not shown antioxidant supplements to be beneficial in preventing diseases.
Superfood My Body is a Raw Whole Food and is NOT a Dietary Supplement
SFMB microgreens are dehydrated at a regulated temperature below 100 degrees for even and consistent drying to remove moisture from the vegetables. Through our dehydration process we create a naturally concentrated and rich dried whole food with dense nutritional value.
Our dehydrated microgreens are 100% natural and provide the benefit to you from all the minerals and fiber from the vegetables without losing any of the nutritional content.
Its no secret that most of the population do not like most of the healthy dark leafy greens that have the highest nutritional content, such as kale, spinach, collard greens, mustard and so on. Our bodies need the nutrition that these dark leafy greens provide to maintain a healthy nutritional balance to our body.
Superfood My Body is developed and manufactured by Grab n Go Salads, LLC.
We grow on site and at 5 remote locations, indoors in a controlled environment. We do not use any pesticides or chemicals in the growing process.
Microgreens are 4 to 6 times more nutrients than their adult counterparts. We use a variety of 19 microgreens because different microgreens are loaded with different nutrients.
When you implement SFMB microgreens into your diet you are loading up on phytochemicals and vitamins that have extreme positive benefits on your overall health.
Microgreens have huge amounts of live enzymes. Enzymes are catalysts for all your body’s functions, including digestion. Increased enzymes and digestion allows for increased breakdown and release of more nutrition from the food you are eating, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids — all essential building blocks for your body and health.
Microgreens have incredibly high levels of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, K and minerals manganese, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. The high amounts and variety of the vitamin and minerals give these needed nutrients to your whole body, including increasing the alkalinity of your body. The more alkaline you are the more your body avoids disease.
Along with high levels of vitamin and minerals, the protein and fiber content is increased in microgreens. Fiber binds to fat and toxins and escorts them out of your body. This is an important process for not only weight loss, but detoxification as well. Microgreens are harvested in 10 - 12 days and this baby stage of the plant elevates the essential fatty acids.
Because we grow our microgreens indoors in an controlled environment, we eliminate the exposure to pesticides, food additives, and other harmful fat-bolstering chemicals that can impede weight loss and have negative health effects on our body.
We offer our raw, whole food microgreens in its pure dehydrated state in powder form. SFMB microgreens powder is measured into a size 0 capsule, approximately 500mg per capsule.
Other Ways to Use SFMB Microgreens
Microgreens are a great source of beneficial plant compounds like antioxidants.
If you want to be creative with your SFMB powder, pull open a capsule and sprinkle it in your morning smoothie. Add to your salad for a boost of flavor and nutrition. Add to soups for extra seasonings and nutrition. Mix into meatloaf. Get creative! Pasta, hamburgers, frittatas, stews, chilies and more.
Directions for Taking SFMB Microgreens
SFMB Microgreens is the equivalent of 5 servings of leafy green veggies
We recommend that you take one (1) capsule daily with 8 oz of water for faster absorption into your body. SFMB microgreens is not a supplement. SFMB microgreens are a whole food providing all the nutrients from the variety of 19 microgreens used in our formula. You can adjust the quantity you take daily based on your personal health needs. Each capsule is approximately the equivalent of eating 5 servings of greens.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Steps to Prevent Getting Sick
Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick. If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
- Stock up on supplies.
- Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
- When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
- Avoid crowds as much as possible.
- Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
- During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
Have Supplies on Hand
- Contact your healthcare provider to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications to have on hand in case there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community and you need to stay home for a prolonged period of time.
- If you cannot get extra medications, consider using mail-order for medications.
- Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
- Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time.
Take Everyday Precautions
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Take everyday preventive actions:
- Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
- If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
- Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
- Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
- Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)
- Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
- Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships.
If COVID-19 is Spreading in Your Community
Take extra measures to put distance between yourself and other people to further reduce your risk of being exposed to this new virus.
- Stay home as much as possible.
- Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks
If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.
How COVID-19 Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take Steps to Protect Yourself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid Close Contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take Steps to Protect Others
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Arm Yourself Against COVID-19 With SFMB Microgreens
Make sure you’re getting sufficient vitamins, minerals and protein throughout the day. Your immune system cells rely on it. Without enough, you will start to feel weak and tired.
Supplemental vitamins are not the route to go for many reasons, but mainly because the immune system is not “one thing” that we can measure. It's an intricate and delicate system with many different components. Helping one section might impair another, or boosting a certain section may have nothing to do with fighting viruses. Because supplemental synthetic nutrients or vitamins are usually made artificially in an industrial process. Synthetic nutrients do not include “whole food supplements,” which are made from concentrated dehydrated whole foods like Superfood My Body Microgreens.
The majority of supplements available on the market today are made artificially. These include vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids, among others.
The production process of synthetic nutrients is very different to the way plants create them. So despite having a similar structure, our body may react differently to synthetic nutrients.
When you eat real food, you’re not consuming single nutrients as you are in synthetic supplements, but rather a whole range of vitamins, minerals, co-factors and enzymes that allow for optimal use by the body.
Without these additional compounds, synthetic nutrients are unlikely to be used by the body in the same way as natural counterparts. For example, studies show that natural vitamin E is absorbed twice as efficiently as synthetic vitamin E.
Nutrients in Superfood My Body Whole Foods Microgreens Have Health Benefits
Natural whole foods may help manage and prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer and early death. These benefits have been linked to the wide range of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, fiber and fatty acids found in whole foods. Vegetables provide us with fiber, vitamins, minerals and plant compounds which are thought to be responsible for many health benefits, including boosting our immune systems.
While we have little data to go on regarding how to fight COVID-19, there can be no disputing the obvious that taking measures to be our healthiest can only help arm ourselves against the fast moving pandemic, the COVID-19 Virus.
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