Green Food Supplements
Did you know that according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2013 State Indicator Report on the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables adults in the United States consume, on average, 1 serving of fruit and 1.6 servings of vegetables per day? If you’re one of the many who find it difficult to meet the recommended daily servings of three to five fruits and/or vegetables established by health organizations such as the CDC and the American Cancer Society, either simply because of inconvenience or the fact that you don’t like the taste of these healthy foods, then don’t worry. There’s always another way to conveniently nourish your body with the thousands of phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber that one gets when they consume fruits and vegetables. Green Food Powders!!!
Green Foods Powders, often given the name because of the end resulting color of the powder usually resembling a green color, consist of a good variety of pulverized or juiced vegetables and fruits that have had the majority of the water removed, usually through a freeze-drying or sublimation process at low temperatures in order to preserve as much nutrients as possible. Many Green Food powders consist of nutrient dense foods such as kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, kelp, barley grass, wheat grass, alfalfa grass, beets, carrots, parsley, and chlorella. Other Green Foods will also add antioxidant rich herbs and fruit extracts such as green tea extract, grape seed extract, Milk thistle, dandelions, Ginkgo Biloba, Goji Berries, Acai berries and Acerola Berries. A number of Green food products such as Nurish’s Green Energy, Nutri-Dyn’s Dynamic Greens, Vibrant Health’s Green Vibrance and Garden of Life’s Perfect Food will also contain beneficial probiotics added to their green food powders. These companies also do a great job in sourcing most of the vegetables and fruits they utilize in their powders from certified organic farms. As far as taste goes, some of these food powders have a natural sweetener such as stevia or natural vanilla or chocolate flavors added to them to enhance their taste. Others either taste just fine the way they are or can simply be added to a drink such as a smoothie or coconut water to enhance their flavor if need be.