What are green drinks?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Are you wondering what's all the hype around green drinks? In this video, Dr. Oz shares the pros and cons of this health trend.
Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
"Greens drinks" refers to green tea and a number of commercially available products containing dehydrated barley grass, wheat grass, or algae sources such as chorella or spirulina. Such formulas are rehydrated by being mixed with water or juice. These products -- which are full of phytochemicals, especially carotenes and chlorophyll -- are more convenient than trying to sprout and grow your own source of greens. An added advantage is that they tend to taste better than, for example, straight wheatgrass juice.
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