The benefits of eating your greens have been proven. Unfortunately, many people dislike eating green vegetables despite their known benefits. Good thing that there are now green powders that are sold in the market as vitamins and supplements all over the country which presents people with a convenient greens option.
Green powders are combinations of plants and herbs that have been dried and processed into powder. Green powders contain ingredients that are touted for their dense nutrient content, and these include wheat grass, chlorella, spirulina, kelp, kale, beets, green tea extract, and ginseng. They also contain prebiotics and probiotics that aid the body in digestion and mineral absorption. The premise of green powders is that it allows your body to assimilate the vitamins and minerals quickly. GrandFusion vegetable blends give you many of the same benefits above except in a more concentrated form. With just a 1/4 teaspoon, you can get 100% DV of at least 6 different vitamins all from vegetables. 12 and 21 nutrients also available.
The Benefits of Greens Powders
Greens powders are marketed as beneficial for the body. Many brands of greens powders boast to benefit the immune system. They also improve energy levels and nutrient absorption. Products also claim to help in fat loss and better hormonal balance. While most of the benefits are just claims, registered dietitian Vandana Sheth noted that green powders do have some real benefits to the body. Evidence-based studies linked green powders to improved endurance, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. A study published in the journal Chiropractic Medicine noted that 40 men and women who were subjected to the intake of greens powders had a significant reduction in their blood pressure.
While greens powders bring a lot of health benefits, some experts suggest that it should not replace good eating habits. Lori Zanini, creator of the For the Love of Diabetes online program, noted that green powders should only be used in addition to a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables. They should never be used as an excuse not to eat your vegetables. The thing is that the body reacts differently when eating whole foods than supplements and while you get concentrated amounts of vitamins and minerals from greens powders, relying on it alone reduces your intake of other essential vegetables within the rest of the color spectrum.
Eating whole plant foods have a synergistic effect on the body. In one study published in Advances in Nutrition, researchers noted that lycopene from tomatoes is more beneficial compared to those found in supplements. Eating greens powders together with a whole food diet is crucial.
Vitamins or minerals based on food are 100% assimilated into the body. This is called Food Sourced Nutrition. The NutriFusion products are absorbed into the body because they are a food with its own co-enzyme.
Artificial or synthetic vitamins are poorly assimilated. Typically, the body is only able to absorb 10 to 12% of the synthetic chemical. The balance is passed from the body as waste.
Food-Sourced Nutrients are Bioavailable
In providing the basic nutrient, food can supply all the complex micronutrients, phytonutrients and co-enzymes which help the body to absorb the main nutrient more effectively.The complexity of whole food and the balance and content of micronutrients cannot be matched by isolated extracts or fractions of food (as in synthetic vitamins).
For example, in the case of vitamin C, a food-based supplement would contain ascorbic acid complexed from real oranges and apples (all vitamin C rich foods). Research has shown that substances known as bioflavonoids protect and support the assimilation of vitamin C; they also have benefits in their own right. Bioflavonoids and the many other lesser-known micronutrients are not present in artificial supplements are not as bio-available.
The higher bioavailability of vitamins and minerals in the food-based form means that much lower doses of the nutrients are required to get beneficial effects. This means there is less wastage of nutrients and much less chance of excess fat-soluble nutrient build-up.
Food sourced nutrients contain natural co-enzymes, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, chelated amino acids as well as nutrients and their associated nutrient co-factors. Isolated synthetic nutrients contain only isolated chemical nutrients (and may include artificial colorings, flavorings, and sugar).
Buying Your Greens Powders
So, if you have decided to purchase greens powders to supplement your healthy diet, then you need to make sure that the product contains what it claims it does. Studies have been shown that some labels are contaminated by heavy metals such as arsenic and lead. It should only contain plant ingredients, digestive enzymes, or powdered probiotic strains and nothing more. They should not contain artificial sweeteners, lecithin, and fillers to increase their volume. Make sure that you read the labels and research about the company or supplier before getting your greens powders. Doing due diligence can go a long way and can help you get the most out of this product. If you are interested in trying GrandFusion Greens Powders and our other fruit & vegetable powders, please visit our store. Our products are plant based with NO synthetics.