Vegetables are important to our health – that’s no shock to anyone these days. They nourish our body and mind so we can stay energized, focused and healthy in the midst of a hectic schedule. They help keep us feeling full and satisfied so we can lose weight and then keep it off. Vegetables do all this, and much more, because they’re so chalk full of important life-giving vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
If we all agree that the nutrients in veggies are so important, why do we struggle so much to get enough for good health? In short, it’s hard. First, there can be challenges with taste and texture that make it tough to eat enough of them. Second, it’s difficult to find a great variety of vegetables from around the world (which all provide their own unique benefits) and then work them into our diet. Third, our modern methods of food preparation, like microwaving, drain our vegetables of much of their nutritional power.
For all these reasons, and more, many of us just simply don’t get enough quality plant-based nutrition.
Is There Any Hope?
Thankfully it doesn’t have to be doom and gloom. There are many great recipe ideas that make vegetables more palatable for the picky eater, and more grocery stores are offering a wider range of organic and non-GMO produce from around the world. Plus, with a little more time and effort, a side of veggies can be prepared with minimum nutrient loss, such as with steaming.
Even with a better supply and countless recipe options, you may still struggle to get your full supply each day. If that’s the case, then consider the help of a green food concentrate powder. They’re designed to fill the gaps and ensure you get what you need.
What to Look For in a Green Food Concentrate
Take a trip into your local health food store and you’ll find a shelf full of green food options. Which one is right for you? Here are three things to look for:
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 supplement 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.
Green Apple Twist
¼ cup unsweetened apple juice
¼ cup water
¼ cup soda water
1 scoop Blueberry VegeGreens®
Stir, serve on crushed ice and enjoy!