More than just eye candy: The life-sustaining benefits of plants



Plants are everywhere—in our homes and offices, in our yards, scattered throughout the wild, and grown in farms. This natural variety helps us every day, both physically and mentally.


To start with, plants have incredible nutritional benefits. Some of Unicitiy’s most popular products come from powerful plants:


  • Unimate is an extraction from the fire-roasted leaves of the power herb, yerba mate, which is packed full of antioxidants and chlorogenic acids.

  • Balance, a plant-based blend of fibers packed with nutrients and plant compounds that helps support healthy digestion.

  • Matcha Energy gets its natural, bright-green color from finely ground ceremonial-grade matcha leaves, which help to promote mental concentration and physical energy.

  • Super Green Plus is a chlorophyll blend with mulberry, spirulina and niacine.

  • Nature's Tea, made from buckthorn and senna leaves and flavored with peppermint leaf and citrus peel, is a powerful plant-based product created to support a healthy digestive system.


Plants are critical suppliers of essential vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. Unfortunately, the prevalence of processed foods and modern farming techniques have led to higher levels of sugar and lower levels of fiber in the foods we eat. Unicity products highlight the best that plants have to offer, bringing those essential nutrients to you in an easy and effective way.


Plants are good for us and our planet


Plants are powerful not just because of the nutrients they provide when we consume them; they are also crucial for our mental health. Spending time in nature, surrounded by plants, can help manage anxiety and help us feel happier. Just sitting in a garden can reduce occasional stress. Plants are good for our whole selves and our whole world.


Plants are critical to our environment, too. They absorb carbon dioxide, releasing life-giving oxygen while cleaning our air. Their roots remove chemicals from the soil and reduce erosion. They provide critical habitats for bees and other necessary creatures.


From plant-based diets to nutrient deficiency


For most of our history, human beings have eaten a plant-based diet: vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, and starches. But in today’s society, too often our diets are divorced from nature. It’s easy to fill a shopping cart full of items our grandparents would not have recognized as food just a generation ago.


The disconnect from nature is affecting not just our waistlines, but also global food security. Too many people have what we call “hidden hunger,” where they may have enough food to eat but they aren’t getting the minimum amount of nutrients they need to thrive.


Even though portions have been getting bigger and our fast food delivery services faster, food insecurity continues to be pervasive. Even in developed countries, “food deserts” exist, with many children going to school without breakfast because there is no food in their homes.


Making life better with gardens


When we have access to gardens, grow our own food, and learn how to prepare meals from essential ingredients, we reap a wealth of benefits to better our health and improve supply chain security.


The Unicity Make Life Better Foundation loves gardens. School gardens, community gardens, entrepreneur gardens—we love them all. We know that when people have the chance to put their hands in the dirt, they eat more produce, reduce occasional stress and have lower food insecurity.


The Foundation’s recent donation in Panama will support a rural community with over 35,000 pounds of fruits, vegetables, grains, roots, and chicken eggs. The community will be trained to grow, harvest, and prepare the food effectively. Then the eggs and plants will be used to feed the school children. All excess produce will be taken home to their families.


When you provide land, seeds, and gardening training, you attack both food insecurity and poor nutrition—all while reaping the benefits of connecting to nature and building a stronger planet.

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