Nature’s Harvest drink mix packs powerful nutrition. It contains whole foods, greens, vegetable protein and many other nutrients.
Mix one entire packet (31 grams) in approximately 8 oz. of water, shake vigorously and enjoy. Best when shaken in the NSP Power Shaker (2877-5).
Nature’s Harvest is a healthy and nutrient rich drink mix containing vegetable proteins, glutenfree grains, green foods, fruits, vegetables, herbs and more. Each serving of Nature’s Harvest provides 75% of the Daily Value for 18 essential vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants, enzymes, essential fatty acids, fiber and other whole-food nutrients to support optimum health. Nature’s Harvest contains:
Pea protein (from split yellow peas) is a highly digestible source of vegetable protein that is low in both saturated and total fat and is also a good source of dietary fiber, folate, iron, magnesium and zinc. Pea protein has demonstrated cholesterol and triglyceride-lowering activity, urinary system support and free radical scavenging effects in animal studies.1-5
Adzuki beans contain antioxidant proanthocyanidins and have been shown to lower serum cholesterol in animal studies.6,7
Black beans contain the highest concentration of cancer-fighting antioxidants of any bean and 10 times the antioxidants found in an equal amount of oranges.8,9
Garbanzo beans are rich in dietary fiber and health-promoting polyunsaturated fatty acids and have been shown to reduce serum total cholesterol, increase satiety, reduce cravings for sweet and fatty foods, and improve bowel function.10-12
Rice protein (from brown rice) is a hypoallergenic, gluten-free protein source that has demonstrated hypocholesterolemic (cholesterol-lowering) and antihypertensive (blood pressure-lowering) effects in animal studies.13-16
Amaranth is a nutritious, gluten-free whole grain that contains more protein than other cereal grains and boasts a significantly higher lysine content. Lysine is an amino acid required for healthy immune function, especially antiviral activity. Amaranth is also a rich source of heart-healthy nutrients, including dietary fiber, vitamins C and K, calcium and magnesium.17-20
Brown rice is a concentrated source of B vitamins and also contains substances that demonstrate anti- cancer properties against breast and colon cancer.17,21
Spirulina, a blue-green algae, contains 65-71% complete protein (all essential amino acids are perfectly balanced), as well as B-complex vitamins, minerals, trace elements, gamma-linolenic acid and antioxidants. Spirulina has been shown to stimulate immune function, detoxify the liver and kidneys, help correct serum lipid profiles, and promote the growth of healthy intestinal flora while inhibiting bacteria, fungi and yeasts, including Candida albicans.22-26
Quinoa, a gluten-free grain native to South America, is a valuable source of protein, B vitamins, and minerals such as calcium and iron. Quinoa actually provides more protein and calcium than milk.17,27,28
Flax seed hull lignans are fiber-like substances that are converted by intestinal bacteria into powerful cancer-fighting compounds. Flax seed lignans provide antioxidant and mild anti-estrogenic activity and appear to block the action of enzymes that promote breast cancer cell growth. High dietary intake of lignans has been associated with protection against breast cancer.22,29,30
Chia is a gluten-free whole grain that contains complete protein (all essential amino acids), fiber, omega-3 (as alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 fatty acids, folic acid, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron. Chia is also a rich source of antioxidants and has been shown to lower blood pressure and C- reactive protein (a blood protein associated with heart disease).31-33
Chlorella is a freshwater green algae that is rich in protein (including all 8 essential amino acids), vitamins, minerals, and lipoic acid—a powerful antioxidant and a cofactor in the production of cellular energy. Chlorella also contains omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. Clinical trials suggest that chlorella may help reduce high blood pressure, lower serum cholesterol levels and enhance immune function.34-37
Millet is a gluten-free whole grain that contains as much protein as wheat, but is significantly richer in essential amino acids. Millet provides an alkalizing effect for over-acid conditions and is considered one of the best grains for individuals with an overgrowth of Candida albicans.17,38
Alfalfa is a rich source of protein and vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, D, E and K. Alfalfa also contains plant enzymes for digestion and high amounts of phytoestrogens and saponins, which are useful in preventing cardiovascular disorders.39-41
Carrot intake increases antioxidant status and vitamin E levels and has been associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease in elderly men.42,43
Broccoli contains high levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anticarcinogenic and cardio- protective compounds.44,45
Rice bran is a rich source of vitamins, trace minerals, protein, healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and dietary fiber. Rice bran has demonstrated hypolipidemic (blood fat-lowering) properties.46-48
Rice germ contains 5 times more vitamin E than rice bran, and has been shown to inhibit experimentally- induced colorectal cancer in animals.49
Artichoke stimulates bile flow, which helps lower cholesterol levels. Artichoke has been shown to reduce plasma cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic adults.50-53
Spinach is rich in vitamins, minerals and carotenoids, including lutein and zeaxanthin. A higher intake of spinach has been associated with a substantially lower risk for age-related macular degeneration. Spinach consumption has also been associated with a significant reduction in the risk of cataracts.17,54-56
Asparagus promotes the elimination of waste products via the urine, including wastes that accumulate in the joints. Thus, asparagus is useful for a variety of urinary problems, including cystitis, as well as rheumatic conditions.17,57,58
Kale, a member of the cabbage family, is an excellent source of vitamin A, as well as calcium, iron and chlorophyll. Kale is beneficial for stomach problems such as stomach and duodenal ulcers, and has been shown to improve serum lipid profiles, thus helping to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.22,59,60
Beet contains betaine, which exerts a positive effect on fat metabolism in the liver and has been used as a lipotropic (a substance that prevents excessive accumulation of fat in the liver) to prevent and treat non- alcoholic fatty liver disease. Betaine has also been shown to lower blood homocysteine levels—elevated homocysteine is a causative factor in coronary artery disease.61
Parsley contains vitamins A and C, a significant amount of B vitamins, and the minerals calcium and iron, among other nutrients. Parsley is approved by the German Commission E for flushing out the urinary tract and for preventing and treating bladder and kidney gravel and stones.22,29,62
Chlorophyll is the substance that gives plants their green color. Chlorophyll has been used to eliminate bad breath and reduce the odors of infected wounds, feces and urine. Research indicates that chlorophyll also provides anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and wound-healing properties.17,63-65
Sunflower oil contains vitamin E and is a major source of linoleic acid, an omega-6 essential fatty acid. Sunflower oil has been shown to lower plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels, specifically LDL levels.66-68 Short-chain Fructooligosaccharides (scFOS) are naturally-occurring simple carbohydrates that are neither digested nor absorbed by humans; instead, they encourage the growth of bifidobacteria—one of several beneficial strains of colonic bacteria—and discourage the growth of most undesirable bacteria in the colon. Regular intake of foods rich in fructooligosaccharides may help reduce the risk of colon cancer and may facilitate calcium and magnesium absorption.63,69-72
Soluble dietary vegetable fiber has been shown to lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, thus providing a protective role against cardiovascular disease. Soluble fiber also helps regulate blood sugar levels by prolonging gastric emptying time and slowing the absorption of sugar from foods.73,74
Pea fiber has been shown to reduce postprandial blood sugar levels, as well as lower total triglyceride and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein) concentrations.75,76
Bamboo fiber has been shown to reduce both serum total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, as well as improve bowel function in healthy young women.77
Flax seed is an excellent source of dietary fiber, plant lignans and essential fatty acid. Multiple clinical trials show that flax seed can reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in healthy and hypercholesterolemic patients. Flax seed intake has also been shown to reduce tumor proliferation in men with prostate cancer.22,29,78,79
Borage oil is rich in gamma-linolenic acid, which has been shown to suppress joint pain/swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Borage oil may also be beneficial against heart disease. A randomized, controlled clinical trial found that borage oil reduced the cardiovascular effects of stress by decreasing systolic blood pressure and heart rate in response to acute stress.80-82
Mangosteen is a tropical fruit that contains powerful antioxidants known as xanthones, which demonstrate potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic, antitumoral, and neuroprotective (nerve cell- protecting) activity. Xanthones and xanthone derivatives demonstrate anti-cancer properties and have been shown to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease.83-86
Goji - Pharmacological and clinical research indicate that goji imparts a protective effect on the liver, and also raises serum levels and macular density of zeaxanthin, which may decrease the risk for age-related macular degeneration. Goji is a rich source of antioxidants, including zeaxanthin and vitamin C, and also demonstrates immunomodulatory, hypoglycemic (blood sugar-lowering), hypolipidemic, and neuroprotective effects.87-91
Watermelon has been shown to reduce blood pressure in obese patients with hypertension. Watermelon is a rich source of lycopene and l-citrulline. Lycopene demonstrates antioxidant, anti-atherosclerotic and anti-inflammatory activity. The amino acid l-citrulline has been shown to improve arterial stiffness and efficiently increase plasma levels of l-arginine, thus improving cardiovascular function.92-99
Blueberry is a rich source of antioxidant compounds, including substances that demonstrate anti-cancer, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity.100-103
Cranberry is a rich source of antioxidants, including substances that demonstrate anti-cancer, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities. Research supports a clinical benefit of cranberry in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections in women.101-104
Grape skin extract is a rich source of antioxidant compounds, including resveratrol, which exhibits anti- aging, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and cardio-protective effects.105,106
Grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from premature aging, disease and decay, and has been shown to inhibit the formation of blood clots, thus reducing the risk of coronary artery disease.107,108
Pomegranate is a rich source of antioxidants and provides anti-diabetic, anti-cancer and cardio- protective properties.17,109,110
Acerola exhibits significant antioxidant effects and is a rich source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and the carotenoids alpha-carotene, lutein and cryptoxanthin.111-114
Lemon bioflavonoids are powerful antioxidants that prevent free-radical cellular damage to blood vessel walls, reduce the tendency of blood clotting, and inhibit oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Multiple research studies confirm a diet high in bioflavonoids contributes to a reduced risk of heart disease.35,57,115,116
Medium chain triglycerides, fatty acids derived from natural oils such as coconut oil, promote energy and satiety and may help facilitate weight control.63,117,118
Matcha is a special form of green tea used in Japanese tea ceremonies. Green tea exhibits anti-cancer, anti-obesity, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial and anti-viral effects. Matcha, in particular, has been shown to lower glucose, triglyceride and total cholesterol levels, as well as protect against kidney and liver damage in animal studies. Matcha contains much higher amounts of the antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) than other green teas. Research has confirmed that EGCG provides multiple beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease and demonstrates cancer-preventive activity.119-123
Lemon grass is traditionally used as a tea for digestive problems and to relieve flatulence (gas) and cramping pains. Animal studies suggest that lemon grass may also help reduce LDL cholesterol while raising plasma HDL levels.57,124
Chicory is a mild, bitter tonic that aids the digestive system and liver and serves as a mild laxative. Chicory provides fructooligosaccharides that encourage the growth of healthy colonic flora.57,69
Horsetail contains more silica than any other herb, in a form that is highly absorbable. Silica is a trace mineral that promotes collagen formation, works with calcium to strengthen bones, and has been shown to help prevent atherosclerosis. Horsetail is also a rich source of calcium and other minerals necessary for tissue repair, including copper and zinc.22,29,57,125
Papaya is a rich source of digestive enzymes that break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats, as well as other enzymes that digest starches and milk protein. Papaya is also a rich source of vitamin C and potassium.125,126
Plant-derived proteolytic enzymes help break down protein and nutrients so that they can be easily absorbed by the body.127
Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme derived from pineapple that exhibits anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. Bromelain is used as an effective treatment for acute inflammation and sports injuries and has been shown to speed recovery of acute sinusitis. Preliminary studies indicate that bromelain may be beneficial in the treatment of heart disease and osteoarthritis.128-130
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is essential for stimulating the immune system and has been shown to reduce the effects that some allergy-producing substances have on the body. Vitamin C also significantly decreases the risk of various cancers and degenerative and chronic diseases.131
Beta-glucans are naturally occurring polysaccharides shown to stimulate the immune system and protect the body against infection. Beta-glucans have also been shown to decrease serum total cholesterol.132-134
Xanthan gum is a source of soluble dietary fiber. Soluble dietary fiber helps lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol and aids in regulating blood sugar levels.73,135
Guar gum, a source of soluble dietary fiber, is one of the most effective dietary fibers for reducing postprandial (after-meal) blood sugar levels. Guar gum has also been shown to lower LDL cholesterol levels.74,75,136
Carrageenan (Irish moss extract), a source of soluble dietary fiber, has been shown to reduce blood sugar, blood cholesterol and lipid levels in humans.137
Nature’s Harvest is naturally sweetened with fructose, stevia and brown rice syrup. Nature’s Harvest also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, D, niacinamide, biotin, folic acid and pantothenic acid, and the minerals potassium, calcium, sodium, selenium, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, molybdenum and chromium.
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