TOTAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM
A greens supplement can fill the gaps when you’re in a rush and can’t get whole veggies or fruits.
Fruits and veggies are important. Clearly.
They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and all other sorts of good stuff. They support getting leaner and healthier.
But what if you’re in a rush? Traveling? Stuck in a surprise all-day meeting with no produce stand in sight?
Enter powdered greens.
Powdered greens are exactly what they sound like: Powders that are green. (Or, in some cases, brown.)
Powdered greens typically contain regular and exotic fruits, veggies, sprouts, and seeds, all of which are dehydrated and puréed into powder. Greens are a micronutrient-packed, easily portable veggie-type supplement.
And they’re perfect to eat when you’re in a jam. Simply add a serving to the blender of your Super Shake. Or, if you’re feeling strong, mix it with water and stir like a beast.
Greens: Supplement, not substitute
A supplement is… just that—Supplemental. It’s something that’s added. It’s not a full replacement for the whole food versions.
Eat real, whole, fresh foods whenever possible.
Greens supplements are best used as a back-up when you’re in a pinch and don’t have any whole veggies or fruits available. For example, when you’re traveling.
What kind should I buy?
Not all green supplements are created equal. Not only do they vary in quality, there is a broad range of texture and taste across all the options.
You usually get what you pay for, so beware of anything that seems cheap.
Here are a few reputable and recommended brands:
- greens+ by Genuine Health
- Daily Greens by North Coast Naturals
- VegeGreens by Progressive
- Superfood by Biotest
- BerrySplash by Nu Greens
- Green Food by Symons’ Super Mix
A few tips
- If you’re new to using greens supplements be sure to review the ingredient list and directions, especially if you could be allergic to anything.
- If you find that many veggies give you gas, check the label to make sure there’s no inulin. Inulin—a form of soluble fiber—can often cause digestive upset.
- Try Starting with a third of a serving, then gradually increasing it to a full serving over a 3-week period.
- Choose fresh, whole fruits and vegetables first. Remember, your greens supplement isn’t a replacement for whole veggies and fruits; it’s a supplement—something that can help you fill in the gaps.