Using green household and skincare products is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle, but what you put inside your body is also important. For us, nothing beats a healthy, balanced, “just-eat-real-food” diet... But sometimes it helps to supplement as well.
Why adding a little extra to your diet really goes a long way.
Adding a little extra love (and nutrients) to your meals can go a long way. Our favourite way to do so is with superfood powder.
Greens superfood powders pack multiple servings of veggies and fruits into a single scoop that you can mix into a smoothie, juice or plain water. Some also contain pre- and probiotics, vitamins, herbs and other substances to support your immune system, gut health and even improve your skin and hair.
There are literally thousands of different greens powder products on the market and finding the perfect one can seem overwhelming.
Here are some guidelines to help you:
Make sure it’s organic (and pesticide free)
Make sure it has a high amount of antioxidants. (One way to do this is to be sure it has a variety of greens… this can include wheat grass, spirulina, chlorella, alfalfa and kelp, etc.)
Buy brands that certify their products by a third-party lab such as NSF or Informed Choice, which test each product to make sure they contain what they actually claim on their labels without any contamination by things like heavy metals.
You should know what each item on the ingredients list is – they should be recognizable veggies and greens!
Because green powders can give you a boost of energy, it’s a good idea to use them earlier in the day. For example, a mid-morning green drink can help power you through till lunchtime and give you a good energy boost!