Your mother didn’t know just how right she was when she told you to eat your vegetables at dinnertime, especially if those vegetables were green and leafy. Green fruits and vegetables are green from the pigment they contain named chlorophyll. It’s the chlorophyll that has been shown to make our bodies healthy all the way down to cellular levels. Chlorophyll helps aid in digestion, fight infection, and boost the immune system, just to name a few of the good things it does for us.
Besides chlorophyll, green fruits and vegetables are also full of phytonutrients. These are a class of nutrients derived from plants with health-protecting properties. These are bio-active molecules such as carotene, lutein, and lycopene that help nourish the body naturally. They are unlike macronutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, etc., needed to sustain metabolism, body functions, and growth. Phytonutrients go beyond macronutrients, giving big boosts to increase overall health.
For these and many other reasons, nutritionists recommend a diet with lots of green, leafy vegetables. But eating enough fruits and vegetables to extract the nutrition requires eating lots and lots of these natural foods. Sometimes, it’s too much food to consume to get the nutritional level we want. Also, green, healthy food is not always cheap or to our taste and liking. It also takes creativity to cook these healthy green foods into different dishes.
Green SuperfoodsThis is where green superfoods can help. Green superfood powder is a way to get all the green nutrients your body needs and craves in a convenient drink. And because high doses of nutrients are compacted into green superfood powder, there is no work necessary in going to the grocery store, finding recipes, cutting up the fruits and vegetables, cooking, etc. All you do is mix the delicious powders with water, stir, and drink.
The powders are safe for both vegans and vegetarians. The powders are all-natural, gluten-free, non-GMO, and kid-friendly. Here’s a guide to help you know what to look for when purchasing different green powder supplements.
Look for green powder supplements that list a high content of phytonutrients. The product packaging will list all of the natural ingredients as they are found in fruits and vegetables. To make the powder supplements, the phytonutrients are processed from fruits and vegetables to remove the sugars, fiber, and water. Once the nutrients are extracted into powder form, additional healthy nutrients are added to the green powder. For example, some powders may have probiotic enzymes added to help with digestion. Or oat beta glucan may be added for healthier cholesterol.
Look at the number of nutrient servings the green powder supplement claims. A good number to shoot for is 10 servings of fruits and veggies from up to 50 natural and non-GMO ingredients. The higher the number of servings per drink, the more and better nutrition.
Look for green powder supplements with the probiotic spore bacillus subtilis. Green superfood powders with the probiotic bacteria bacillus subtilis DE111 helps with the digestion and conversion of sugars and fats. It has also been shown to help maintain healthy glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Bacillus subtilis was one of the first bacteria to be researched as aiding digest after it was discovered that it had been consumed in the form of fermented soybeans for centuries in Japan.
Probiotics are living organisms that are positive bacteria. They work by aiding the good bacteria from the green superfood to crowd out any bad bacteria such as E. coli. This promotes healthy intestines, which assists in better digestion and nutrient absorption.
To learn more about the nutrients and health benefits of different green powder supplements, call BioPharma Scientific, LLC, at 877-772-4362.