Green Superfood Powder
Green superfood powders are dietary supplements that can be mixed into water and other liquids.
They usually have a green tinge and grassy taste. Natural substitutes for sugar such as stevia powder are often added to make the flavor better.
Green superfood powders generally contain different, usually vegetarian, ingredients.
The food content used in these supplements is mostly dried and then milled into a powder. In some cases these ingredients may be juiced, then dried, or certain constituents of the whole food are extracted.
A relatively recent trend is to ferment ingredients, which enhances vitamin levels and helps break down compounds to support better mineral absorption.
As mentioned earlier the formulations are often vegan and organic but it is always.
Nutrition Varies Based on Ingredients
The nutritional value of these green superfood powders often differs due to their ingredients.
These green superfood powders are generally low-calorie though mixing them with something other than water may add to the calories of the mix.
Superfoods generally do not contain all the vitamins and minerals and are not as complete as a standard multivitamin and mineral supplements.
When formulated as a meal replacement they are made more nutritionally complete and higher in calories.
Superfood powders are generally high in plant compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics.
Benefits of Green Superfood Powders
The nutrients and plant compounds in greens powders can be used in combination of a healthy diet to support overall wellness. For example, they are typically high in vitamins A and C and support immune function. In certain cases, probiotics are added to greens powders to support immune function and digestive health.
May Help Prevent Chronic Disease
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics of plant compounds in superfoods may play a role in reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
Studies have exhibited that of regular intake of greens superfoods lowers blood levels of oxidatively impaired proteins. Avoiding damage to blood proteins e.g. enzymes is important, as they have an important role in protecting the human body from cancer and chronic diseases. They have also been found helpful in lowering systolic and diastolic levels of blood pressures.
Still, more studies are needed to confirm these possible benefits.
May Improve Your Energy
Some powdered superfoods claim to boost energy though they have low calories. Some of such superfoods contain compounds that may assist you in remaining alert and energetic. These superfoods usually contain green tea extracts, which includes caffeine and other plant compounds that support the burning of calories.
Some superfoods claim to support detoxification. Eating superfoods may support detoxification by combating free radicals. When our liver detoxifies some compounds, free radicals are produced. these free radical can damage the body. superfoods are highly antioxidant and this can help combat these free radicals.
Not a Substitute for Whole Vegetables
Consuming a wide variety of vegetables and other crops as part of a well-balanced diet is the best way to attain optimal nutritional equilibrium and avoid overloads of any one nutrient.
Whole vegetables give us the satisfaction associated with chewing and vegetables are also high in water. Both of these factors promote fullness and may play a role in preventing overeating. In this regard, greens powders are not as satisfying as whole vegetables even if they provide the required nutrition.
Green powdered superfoods are usually low in fiber, though extra fiber is added in certain cases to improve the nutritional value.
Finally, some green powdered superfoods are not suitable for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women. one should check the labels for such information. in certain cases, people taking medications should avoid superfoods. They may contain herbs and concentrated extracts posing potential risks or interactions.
The best practice is to discuss with your doctor before taking any new supplement and superfoods are no exception.
How to Use Green Superfood Powder
For obtaining best results, follow the quantity and instructions printed on the canister of the superfoods you choose.
A most common way is to stir the powder into water, juice, milk or smoothies.
To keep yourself safe, refrigerate re-hydrated superfoods if you are not going to consume them right away.
If you prefer not to drink your superfood powder,
- Add the powder to scrambled eggs or an omelet
- Sprinkle it over roasted vegetables
- Mix it into homemade salad dressing
- Stir it into a vegetable dip
- Add it to soup
If your vegetable intake drops when you travel, or if you have a tight schedule and you prefer fast foods consider taking green superfood powder to help maintain your nutrition.