by Will Grumke September 08, 2019 6 min read
Over the last decade, more and more companies have been throwing around the word “Superfoods” … and it’s become a buzzword inside and outside the fitness industry.
But what is a superfood?
Do you need them?
Is a superfood powder the best way to get them?
Should you focus on getting green superfoods?
In this article, we’ll share the eight most important things you need to know about superfood powders and green superfoods.
So what are superfoods? This might sound silly, but they’re foods that are super.
What makes them super? Superfoods are “super” because they’re packed with more nutritional value than average foods. When you think of superfoods think of foods that are rich incredibly rich in vitamins, minerals, and other compounds that your body needs.
A lot of fruits, vegetables, and other plants can be considered superfoods of one kind or another.
This doesn’t mean that a given superfood contains every nutrient known to man. But you can enhance your nutrition by upping your superfood consumption.
It’s especially important to focus on green superfoods because they contain so many other nutrients that will help you meet your health goals.
There’s a reason why it’s usually a bad idea to drink your calories. Most drinks that contain calories have a lot of them and very little nutrition. This can lead to weight gain rather quickly if not monitored.
But Green superfood powders are an exception.
The best thing about green superfood powders is that they let you consume a lot of nutritious food quickly.
Imagine trying to eat a bunch of veggies in one sitting.
Let’s be honest, that’d be tough.
Most people have a hard enough time getting their daily required servings of fruits and vegetables, much less going above and beyond that.
But green superfoods make it so much easier. All you need is two scoops of powder and 8 ounces of water and you’ve just significantly increased your green superfood intake.
Not only do green superfood powders make it easier to consume more fruits and veggies, but they also make it easier to consume wherever you are.
How many vegetables would you feel comfortable eating while driving to work?
How much oat grass could you have in your office before a coworker started asking questions?
How much spirulina do you drink or cook with at home?
The answer to all of these questions is probably, “Not that much” or even “none at all.”
But with a superfood powder, all you need is one shaker bottle. And you can take a shaker bottle with you anywhere.
No one is going to think twice about it when you’re in the office. And it travels well by plane, train, and automobile.
Most people aren’t getting enough fruits and vegetables in their diet and a quality green superfood powder is a great way to help fix that problem.
That being said, green powders are a supplement and not a replacement. You still need to make an effort to eat fruits and vegetables and other superfoods throughout the day.
You’re missing out on fiber and other benefits by skipping them.
Just remember, just like how you’ll never be able to out-exercise a bad diet, you’ll never be able to out-supplement bad diet either.
Although a green powder will help you get the nutrition you need, it will be more effective when you pair it with a good nutrition plan as well.
One great thing about the fruits and vegetables found in greens supplements like Opti-Greens 50 is that not only are you getting a lot of vitamins and minerals but other beneficial ingredients as well.
You can find ingredients like probiotics and digestive enzymes in greens supplements as well. These substances will help your body better digest and use the food you are eating and other supplements you are taking.
Simply put, the more efficiently your body can utilize the food you eat, the healthier you’ll be. Additionally, the less your body will have to store as fat, the less likely you’ll feel bloated, and the more likely you’ll have better natural energy levels.
The probiotics and digestive enzymes you’ll find in a good greens supplement will make your body efficient, healthy, and happy.
You might be wondering if superfoods could have anything else to offer, and they do.
The great thing about most superfoods, especially green or vibrant colored plants, is that they’re packed with antioxidants.
Antioxidants are chemical compounds that help destroy free radicals. Free radicals are another set of chemical compounds that cause harm to your body in the form of inflammation and oxidative stress. This inflammation and stress can also cause joint pain.
If you’re looking to get rid of free radicals in your body, and considering how most of us live, we all should be, one of the best ways to manage the problem is by consuming more antioxidants.
This fact is specific to 1st Phorm’s Opti Green’s 50. Our high-quality greens supplement can help you bridge the gap between “just enough” fruits and veggies and what your body needs to function optimally.
Imagine how many more vegetables you’d have to eat to get close to the nutritional benefit of a high-quality superfood powder?
Or how much extra produce would you have to buy?
And how that would affect your grocery bill?!
But you can save time, effort, and money by supplementing your current diet with a superfood powder.
And at the risk of sounding like a broken record… you are getting a much more diverse profile of nutrients in a superfoods powder than just buying more broccoli or asparagus to eat.
When it comes to greens and superfoods, quality matters as much, if not more, than quantity.
That’s why you want to look for and use a greens powder that uses organic greens and grasses as well as one that utilizes low-temperature processing. This way you can make sure you are getting the most nutrients possible!
The whole purpose of taking a greens superfood powder is to give your body the nutrients you aren’t getting through your diet… so why waste your money on a low-quality product that doesn’t give you the nutrients you are wanting?!
You want to make sure you’re getting all of the nutrition your body needs, but you want to make sure that nutrition is also coming from a great source.
When you want to improve your vitamin, mineral, probiotic, digestive enzyme, and antioxidant intake to help you reach your goals…
Helping you to look and feel your best… you should seriously consider a green superfood powder like 1st Phorm’s Opti-Greens 50 to your routine!
With 2 scoops of greens and 8 ounces of water, you could be on your way to better health and improved wellness.
If you have any questions about your nutrition plan, how to reach your goals, what supplements could help in your journey or anything else please let us know!
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