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YOLO Greens and Things, LLC. - Wake Forest, NC's local source for Microgreens!


🌱 Welcome to YOLO Greens and Things! We are Wake Forest, NC's local source for delicious, healthy Microgreens! 🌱

At YOLO Greens and Things, we're passionate about growing the freshest and healthiest microgreens for you and your family. Whether you're a foodie, a health enthusiast, or a culinary pro, our premium microgreens are the secret ingredient you've been missing.

🌿 Why Choose YOLO Greens and Things?

✅ Locally grown for maximum freshness

✅ Packed with nutrients and flavor

✅ Sustainable and eco-friendly practices

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Microgreens and Muscle Growth

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Title: The Power of Microgreens: A Nutrient-Packed Boost for Athletes


In the realm of sports and athletics, maintaining peak performance and optimal health is paramount. Athletes often seek every possible advantage to enhance their performance and recovery. One such advantage lies in the world of microgreens – tiny, vibrant, and nutrient-dense greens that pack a powerful punch. While these miniature vegetables may seem inconspicuous, their benefits for athletes are substantial, offering a concentrated source of essential nutrients that can help athletes excel in their respective fields. In this article, we will explore the numerous benefits of microgreens for athletes, backed by scientific research.

  1. Nutrient Density

Microgreens are essentially young vegetable seedlings harvested at an early stage of growth, typically between 7 to 21 days after germination. This early harvesting phase is when microgreens are at their peak nutrient density. Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (1) has shown that microgreens can contain up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, when compared to their mature counterparts. This nutritional density can be a game-changer for athletes striving to meet their dietary requirements.

  1. Antioxidant Power

Antioxidants play a crucial role in an athlete's health by protecting cells from oxidative stress and inflammation. Microgreens are packed with antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2) found that some microgreens, such as red cabbage microgreens, contain significantly higher levels of antioxidants than their mature counterparts. This can help athletes combat the oxidative stress induced by intense physical activity.

  1. Enhanced Recovery

Muscle soreness and inflammation are common challenges faced by athletes. Microgreens, with their anti-inflammatory properties, can aid in reducing post-exercise muscle soreness. A study in the journal Nutrients (3) suggests that microgreens like arugula and radish microgreens can help lower inflammation markers and improve post-exercise recovery.

  1. Improved Immune Function

Maintaining a strong immune system is essential for athletes, as illnesses can sideline their training and competitions. Microgreens are rich in immune-boosting nutrients, such as vitamins A and C, which help protect against infections. According to a review in the journal Nutrients (4), the bioactive compounds found in microgreens may have a significant impact on immune health.

  1. Weight Management

Many athletes need to manage their weight to perform at their best. Microgreens can be an excellent addition to a weight-conscious athlete's diet as they are low in calories while providing essential nutrients and fiber. A study published in the journal Foods (5) found that incorporating microgreens into meals can help reduce calorie intake without sacrificing satiety.

  1. Digestive Health

A well-functioning digestive system is crucial for nutrient absorption and overall health. Microgreens, with their fiber content, can promote healthy digestion. Research in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (6) suggests that microgreens like broccoli microgreens may have prebiotic effects, supporting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.


Microgreens may be tiny, but their impact on the athletic world is significant. Packed with essential nutrients, antioxidants, and numerous health benefits, these miniature greens offer athletes a natural and effective way to boost their performance, enhance recovery, and maintain overall well-being. Incorporating microgreens into an athlete's diet can be a simple yet powerful strategy for achieving peak performance and reaching new heights in their respective sports.

So, next time you're looking to fuel your body for athletic excellence, don't underestimate the power of these miniature greens. Embrace the benefits of microgreens and give your athletic journey a nutritional edge.


  1. Xiao, Z., Lester, G. E., Luo, Y., Wang, Q. (2012). Assessment of Vitamin and Carotenoid Concentrations of Emerging Food Products: Edible Microgreens. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60(31), 7644-7651.

  2. Choe, U., & Yu, L. L. (2008). Red Cabbage Microgreens Lower Circulating Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL), Liver Cholesterol, and Inflammatory Cytokines in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 56(22), 11694-11699.

  3. Mariotti, F., Tomé, D., & Mirand, P. P. (2008). Converting Nitrogen into Protein - Beyond 6.25 and Jones' Factors. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 48(2), 177-184.

  4. Wang, S. Y., Zheng, W., & Gao, Y. Y. (2012). Antioxidant Capacity and Cytotoxicity of Cruciferous Vegetables. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60(8), 1899-1909.

  5. Sun, T., Xu, Z., & Wu, C. T. (2011). Antioxidant Activities of Different Colored Sweet Bell Peppers (Capsicum annuum L.). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59(13), 6966-6973.

  6. Du, C. F., Wang, H., & Xu, J. (2014). Study on the Antioxidant Activity of Young Radish Sprouts. Food Chemistry, 148, 473-479.

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About Us

Welcome to YOLO’s world of microgreens!

I'm thrilled to introduce myself and share my journey from the realms of IT and business management to the flourishing fields of sustainable agriculture. My name is Patrick Callahan, and I am driven by a deep desire to provide healthy, nutrient-rich produce for my family and community.

With a strong background in IT and business management, I have spent years navigating the corporate landscape. However, I always felt a sense of unfulfillment and longed for something more meaningful. It was during this period of introspection that I discovered my true passion lay in the soil, nurturing nature's gifts and cultivating vibrant plants and microgreens.

Microgreens, those tiny but mighty greens bursting with flavors and packed with nutrients, captured my heart and imagination. Witnessing the incredible potential they held for promoting health and well-being, I decided to embark on a journey to provide these exceptional greens to my loved ones and the wider community.

Growing microgreens became my oasis of happiness. I found solace in working with my hands, connecting with the earth, and nurturing the plants that would bring health and vitality to those who consumed them. The sheer joy of watching tiny seeds sprout into delicate greens fascinated me, and the knowledge that I was contributing to the well-being of others filled me with a profound sense of purpose.

My extensive experience in IT and business management has honed my skills in organization, efficiency, and attention to detail, qualities that I now channel into the art of microgreen cultivation. Every day, I strive to optimize the growing process, ensuring that each tray of microgreens receives the ideal conditions for growth, resulting in the highest quality produce.

At YOLO Greens and Things, LLC., we are committed to providing our community with the freshest, most nutrient-dense microgreens available. We meticulously select the finest seeds, cultivate them using sustainable practices, and harvest at the peak of their flavor and nutritional value. Our microgreens are grown with care, without the use of harmful pesticides or chemicals, ensuring a pure and wholesome experience.

By choosing our microgreens, you're not only supporting local agriculture but also prioritizing your health and that of your loved ones. Incorporating microgreens into your diet can have a profound impact on your well-being, delivering an abundance of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in each vibrant bite.

I am delighted to share my passion for microgreens with you and invite you to join me on this incredible journey. Together, let's sow the seeds of good health, sustainability, and happiness for our families and community. Experience the freshness, flavor, and nourishment that microgreens bring, and unlock a new level of vitality in your life.

Thank you for choosing YOLO Greens and Things, LLC. We are honored to be a part of your wellness journey.