“Drink my greens?!”
When green food supplements first hit the market, it seemed odd to put a small scoop of powder in water and drink a glass full of vegetables. Yuck! Today, however, it’s no longer such a strange idea.
Green food supplements have become longstanding veterans of the health food category because they offer a wonderful bridge between food and supplements. They are nutritionally denser than the foods we eat and contain a wide variety of vegetables that would otherwise never make it to our table.
No matter how carefully we shop, cook and plan our diet, it will always be challenging to consume the quantity, quality and variety of vegetables that our bodies need in order to maintain optimum health. Vegetables also take time to purchase and prepare, and even then, they don’t excite everyone’s palate; there are only so many culinary possibilities with kale, even with a gifted chef in the kitchen.
For these reasons, a green food concentrate can really help to fill in the gaps and bring up our nutritional status. But with these options lining the shelves of your local health food retailer, how do you pick the right one for you?
Selecting a great green food supplement can be as easy as 1-2-3. When standing in front of the shelf, or doing your research online, look for the following things:
1) Ingredient Variety
Even the most dedicated healthy eater struggles to consume the whole rainbow of vegetables from all around the world. Choose a green food concentrate that offers land, sea and cruciferous vegetables, among others. This will help take your menu far beyond what your grocery list might offer.
2) Antioxidant Activity
Vegetables provide antioxidant power that can be measured in ORAC units, which stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. This is a big term that represents a food or supplement’s ability to neutralize free radicals. The higher the better when it comes to ORAC, but look for 1,500 or more in your green food concentrate.
3) Digestive Support
A lot of our health comes down to the health of our digestive systems and their ability to absorb and utilize the nutrients we consume. Look for a green food powder that has ingredients like bitter gourd or papaya, which naturally help the body process food.
VegeGreens® by Progressive®
If you want a specific recommendation, you can’t go wrong with Progressive VegeGreens®. A single serving provides the nutrient equivalent of six to eight servings of fresh veggies – provided by ingredients that cover the whole rainbow of colours, from all over the world. This includes green foods like barley and wheat grass, land vegetables like beet root and carrot, sea vegetables like spirulina and kelp, cruciferous vegetables, phytonutrients, herbs, extract and a lot more.
Each scoop of VegeGreens® also has an ORAC score of over 2,000 units, along with the digestive support of bitter gourd, fringe tree and papaya to help ensure you get all the benefits you can from it. Plus if that’s not all enough, VegeGreens® has an award winning taste, so it’s easy to enjoy.
By consuming a varied and potent green food formula, you can feel confident that you’ve met your daily needs for better energy, vitality and overall health.
Here’s a super simple recipe to make your green food powder even more enjoyable.
VegeGreens Iced Chai Latte
1 tea bag Chai Rooibois (steeped in ½ cup hot water for 5 min. and then cooled)
1 scoop VegeGreens
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp. raw honey
Freshly ground nutmeg or mint leaf
In a shaker cup combine VegeGreens® with almond milk, cooled tea, honey and ice. Shake well. Pour and garnish with nutmeg or mint.