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Fight the Winter Blues with Healthy Greens

Incorporating leafy greens into your diet is an important step in keeping seasonal depression at bay. Find out the best ways to do it.

PINES International has announced today that taking super green supplements, including PINES Wheat Grass,PINES Barley Grassor PINES Beet Powder, and eating leafy healthy greens & vegetables can be important tools in fighting seasonal depression.

Studies show that the risk for depression increases during the winter months. The source of these “blues” can be linked to several physiological and psychological causes. Most of us are familiar with the fact that the reduced amount of sunshine in winter can contribute to depression.  There’s even a name for it—“Seasonal Affective Disorder” (or coincidentally, “SAD”).  The issue is caused by a reduction in exposure to vitamin D that the sun produces.

One of the psychological manifestationsof depression during the winter months is the “holiday blues,” which is a very real phenomenonfor some, brought on by memories triggered at family get-togethers, financial worries, unrealistic expectations or just plain stress and fatigue.

We may not be able to control the amount of sunlight we receive, or the family drama or memories triggered by the holidays, but we can fortify ourselves with important vitamins and minerals by focusing on a diet that includes vegetables and healthy greens. Some of these healthy greens can come in the form of dietary supplements. Darkgreen leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and collards contain folate and vitamin B12. According to WebMD, there is a correlation between the consumption of these vitamins and rates of depression. Other studies have also shown a similar connection.

Many people don’t eat as many vegetables and healthy greens as they should. Fruit & Veggies More Matter recommends to fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal.But there are other options for boosting your intake, including the use of supplements. PINES International offers a line of super green products that contain the widest spectrum of vitamins and minerals found in any vegetable, as well as additional nutrients. For example, one teaspoonful of PINES Wheat Grass powder, dissolved in water or juice, provides the same amount of nutrition as a serving of deep-green, leafy vegetables. Seven wheat grass tablets will do the same.

Additionally, PINES Wheat Grass is richer in chlorophyll and iron than spinach. Its protein level averages 25 percent and it contains every known vitamin, along with 20 amino acids, including the eight that are considered essential for human health.  So, in addition to helping fight depression, you also receive tremendous overall health benefits from PINES Wheat Grass.

All PINES products are 100% Certified Organic, Non-GMO project verifiedand gluten-free.