Green Machine: 7 Benefits from Healthy Greens just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
It’s that time of year where most of us like to celebrate the greenest holiday of them all! This month we are inundated with green bagels, green beer, even green rivers! But for those of us who would like a healthier choice of greens, whether it is raw, powdered, or cooked there are many options and benefits to choosing nutritious greens!
These choices are the real deal when it comes to nutritional health benefits!
Check out these benefits for St. Patty’s day to give your body the boost and cleanse it needs:
- THE POWER OF THE SCOOP!
There are many different brands from which you can choose your green superfood powders. Most people would prefer adding a scoop of green to their drinks in the morning or evening. With these scoops of fine greenery, comes many benefits that we can all use to help us get through the day!
- GREENS TO GO, PLEASE!
Most people travel or are on the go throughout their days. Whether it’s travelling to work, super market, school, gym, etc. greens are a necessity to our health and are a vital source of an easy, tasty substitute.
Superfoods have become a super trendy way of getting your greens! They come in all sorts of powders and have become super convenient to carry around. When you are on the go - try making a shake and putting it into your purse, bag, or backpack so that you won’t miss out on drinking your greens! Superfoods are really the heroes to your nutritional day.
One scoop of most powders on the market equals five servings of vegetables! Which means one superfood drink can equal 1-2 pounds of green veggies! Isn’t that great? Get your veggies in whenever you want and you will feel full of energy!
- A VEGGIE RANGE
Sometimes eating the same old salad or same old veggies can get a little repetitive and even distasteful. But some good ideas to make your superfood shakes more exciting are to add some fruit, yogurt, or peanut butter into the mix. It tastes like a milkshake or a smoothie dessert rather than a bowl of Brussels sprouts.
P.S. If you have kids that have a tough time eating their veggies, this is a great way of incorporating it as a dessert or smoothie instead of a plate of boring veggies!
Did you know that most green veggies are full of necessary antioxidants? Some nutrient-rich ideas include:
- Green Tea Extract
- Wheat Grass Powder
- Barley Grass Powder
- Spinach Powder
- Broccoli powder
These are only of few to say the least. But do you know what holds those antioxidant powers within the greens? It’s the green pigment known as phyto-chemicals and chlorophyll! So in a way, drinking these superfood greens, gives you a super green power to stay healthy!
- CARBS FOR BREAKFAST
We do not mean carbs that exist in bagels, muffins, croissants, etc. No…we are talking about the carbs in veggie form. But instead of having that raw broccoli for breakfast, have a superfood green shake in the morning that will not only help you to think clearly and maintain a lean body, but you’ll be able to metabolize your meal and provide your body and brain with the energy it needs to function properly.
- BEGIN YOUR DETOX…
The green coloring in superfoods is called “chlorophyll” and it is full of alkali which clean the blood. The term “Clean Blood” only means that you are increasing your levels of red blood cells which transfer oxygen to the brain as well as get rid of metabolic waste. So in other words, it is very simple to get your body to take in some of those green superfoods to begin the detox for a clean and healthy blood flow.
- AVOID THE COFFEE AND STILL GET THAT PEP IN YOUR STEP
Energy drinks are very trendy to be drinking and help many people get that little energy spike they need. However, we say you should forget about them because green superfoods can give you that same energy in a better way for your health! They give you that extra “pep in your step” without the caffeine, sugar, or other unhealthy and undesirable stimulants for your body. You know what this also means? You won’t be crashing from a sugar or caffeine high after consuming. That’s always a plus!
READY TO GO?
It’s important to find superfood greens or powders you like. Taking superfoods at least once a day, preferably with breakfast to keep it simple, can help to get your metabolism going. We recommend adding your green superfood powder to a shake in the morning that also includes veggie protein and fresh fruit, so that you can keep your metabolism running smoothly.