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In the work I do, people often tell me that they want to truly feel their best. They also tell me they want to be educated about how various foods affect their body and how to use them to their advantage. Enter one of the most powerful foods on the planet: MICRO GREENS. Sometimes referred to as sprouts (which have a slightly longer grow time), these baby herbs are a nutritional powerhouse. Although they are physically smaller than a mature vegetable green, micro greens contain the highest nutrient levels because their vitamin, mineral, polyphenol and antioxidant content is concentrated! One study found that levels in micro greens were 40 times higher than mature leaves. Most micro green varieties are rich in Potassium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium and Copper. These minerals are crucial for our health, considering the Standard American Diet is greatly lacking. Recent research

Soy has been a highly debated topic. Here are some quick points around the pro’s and con’s for you. As a rule of thumb, it needs to be organic. In Japan, one of the healthiest places on earth, soy is a prevalent staple because it is non-GMO. GMO soy kills off good bacteria and could lead to a lot of the diseases we are trying to avoid. The healthiest form of soy is fermented soy, such as natto, miso, and tempeh. These are each rich in probiotics as well as fiber, iron, magnesium, protein, and zinc. They are known as a “powerhouse of nutrition” for their benefits of increasing immunity, treating gastrointestinal conditions, and fighting cancer (1). Non-fermented soy, like soy-milk and tofu, contains phytoestrogens called isoflavones. According to Michael Greger, M.D., soy seems to have both anti-estrogen and pro-estrogenic effects (3).