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Pines International wishes everyone a Happy Valentine Day. We hope everyone will use this special day to rejoice in healthy food choices for ourselves and those we love.  There is no better way to express our love than to support eating more of the darkly pigmented foods. Those are the kinds of foods that doctors have associated with good health and long life.

A diet rich in organically-grown, antioxidant foods doesn’t have to be expensive. A fifty cent serving of any of Pines’ green super foods provides more nutrition than a dollar’s worth of other greens. That includes such choices as spinach, kale and other dark greens leafy vegetables.

Research Shows that 9 out of 10 Americans Do Not Eat Enough Greens

Certainly, as long as we can find organically grown traditional leafy greens, we need to eat all we can. Studies show 9 out of 10 Americans do not eat enough vegetables. Other research shows that highly-pigmented vegetable foods help protect us against the diseases brought on by our “modern” diets.

Pines Wheat Grass and other superfoods provide economical and convenient ways to increase nutrient-dense, darkly-pigmented vegetables in our diet.  We grow , harvest and package our super foods using the standards established in 1937 by Charles Schnabel.

Authors Praised Research with Whole Food Power But Then Grew it in Trays

Charles F. Schnabel, Sr.

Charles F. Schnabel, Sr.

The late popular wheatgrass enthusiast, Steve Meyerowitz, “The Sproutman,” called Schnabel “the father of wheatgrass.” That’s because Schnabel and other scientists unlocked the secrets of wheatgrass and other cereal grasses. It was their whole food cereal grass powders that doctors and hospitals used for wheatgrass research. That research has served as the scientific basis for using wheatgrass.  Authors praised it in books by Meyerowitz, Ann Wigmore, Viktoras Kulvinskas and other wheatgrass proponents.

At the time he started his research, poultry farmers were lucky if 30% of their chickens laid eggs each day.  He wanted to increase their production. Schnabel tried many vegetables including the greens from turnips and mustard with no success.  Three years later in 1930, Schnabel dried some young cereal grass leaves harvested just before the jointing stage.  He added a small amount of the grass powder to the food for 106 hens. Suddenly, he started gathering more than 100 eggs each day.

As a scientist, Schnabel was anxious to try the unjointed cereal grass on other animals, including humans.  As a result, he started a company to research these grasses for animal feeds. He also started a company called, “Cerophyl.” It would supply dried grass tablets and powder for human research.  Medical Journals published dozens of studies showing how effective it was.  Pines brought back the dried whole food wheatgrass powder in 1976.  We still follows Schnabel’s standards, using many of his same fields and one of his labs.

A Great Way to Increase Your Greens for Valentine Day and Every Day

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Pines Wheat Grass Tablets, Pines Barley Grass Tablets, Pines Alfalfa Tablets and Pines Green Duo Capsules are convenient . They are great for those situations when you are unable to consume enough dark green vegetables.  The Centers for Disease Control found than only 10% of Americans eat enough greens to protect themselves from degenerative disease.  That’s why the USDA MY PLATE graphic shows veggies as the most important food.

But if you have the time to prepare chlorophyll-rich meals, you can use our whole food superfood powders. Mix a spoonful with water, juice, smoothies or even more complex recipes for a serving equal to a generous salad.  Please visit our recipe page for ideas.  Pines green super foods are  highly pigmented, certified organic, non-gmo, high-antioxidant, high ORAC value, nutrient-dense, gluten-free and vegan. They are available at leading natural food stores or direct through our shopping cart.

Have a Happy and Healthy Valentine Day everyone!

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