So you’re thinking of trying one of these super greens powders?
Once the domain of tree-hugging hippies, and vegetarians, you can now find your super greens in Holland and Barrett, they’re on the shelf of your local supermarket and also on Amazon too!
But why would you try a greens drink?
What are the benefits to mixing up a greens powder first thing in the morning?
Are there benefits over just eating vegetables, or popping a multi-vitamin tablet?
But before we dive in to the benefits, lets first understand what a super greens is.
A super greens, (or greens powder or greens drink) is made up of dehydrated, freeze-dried raw ingredients. Normally a blend of vegetables, grasses, algae, digestive enzymes and metabolic ingredients.
In their powdered form, create a high density of nutrients in a very compact form. Most come in a tub or sachet, that is mixed with cold water, a smoothie or juice.
The most common ingredients you’ll find in greens powders are Spinach, Broccoli, Spirulina, Wheatgrass, Kale and other raw veggie based ingredients
You’ll also find other special ingredients to help with your metabolism, digestion and flavouring.
Look for something with as wide a nutrient profile as possible. But most importantly find one that you like the taste of. If you’re gonna drink on a daily basis, the taste HAS to be good!
Having tried most greens powders available in the UK, and some further afield, the biggest hurdle is TASTE.
Because it doesn’t matter one bit, with all the amazing benefits that follow, if you can’t stomach the taste you'll definitely not consume the product long enough to see any of the benefits.
Now before I put you off trying a greens drink, lets crack in to the super greens benefits
These are the things that help you stay healthy and illness free. So pretty important stuff I’d say
It's tough to say how much fibre remains after freeze-drying. You may get some but don't rely on it.
Many high quality super greens contain a range of digestive enzymes to help your body absorb the goodness of the other ingredients found in greens.
If you can have LESS cravings, you’ll eat less junk and processed calories, so weight loss is a natural side effect of consuming a greens
Whilst not a direct replacement, super greens can help top up your veggie nutrients where your normal diet lets you down.
Your body struggles to absorb the nutrients from a multi-vitamin because its synthetically manufactured. Most high quality greens come from the raw ingredient source, which the body can absorb more readily
Because a super greens powder benefits from a wide range of natural nutrients that the body can absorb, your hypothalamus remains satisfied and happy, sending no cravings signals.
Take your greens first thing in the day, to keep cravings to a minimum all day.
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The natural slow release carbohydrates and proteins in many of the greens powder ingredients provide you with a steady supply of energy throughout your day. No need for caffeinated pick me ups.
Supply your tummy with a steady supply of digestive enzymes from greens and your gut will digest foods better, with significantly less bloating episodes.
Absorb MORE nutrients from fruits and vegetables, the better the condition of ALL tissue in the body. The chlorophyll (that’s the stuff that makes green stuff green), found in green ingredients is especially good for hair and skin health
Chlorophyll is perfect for cleansing the liver. And with a liver and gut working better, a more consistent and healthy stool can be achieved.
Spirulina is ‘almost’ a completely protein. Meaning it contains all but two of the essential amino acids, the building blocks of life and essential for everyones diet. You’ll find spirulina to be a consistent ingredient in many greens drinks
Much of our modern diet is highly acidic, and highly inflammatory, any foods that can counter this are a good thing. Greens powders are generally pH neutral or slightly alkaline, and can easily be used alongside your choice of alkaline diet.
Two significant spy shots of greens drinks being found in Hollywood are:
Bruce Wayne (played by Christian Bale) chugging back a large glass of greens before pounding out a bunch of shirtless pushups after a heavy night saving Gotham.
The second is Ironman with Tony Stark, keeping his body ticking over with regular greens drinks.
And you can’t argue with Marvel and DC Comics
Sadly greens drinks have had a reputation of being an ‘acquired’ taste.
Back in 2012, Lean Greens set about creating a super greens that most 'normal' people can stomach. Since then it's become one of the most highly rated greens drinks in the UK.
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