Green things are generally healthy for everyone. Whether it's broccoli, spinach, kale, or spirulina, people these days are going crazy for greens and green-adjacent nutrients.
It stands to reason that there would be a green version of superfoods, and of course, there is. Supergreens are powdered supplements that combine all the power of healthy greens with supplements often found in traditional medicine. A good supergreens powder might include ingredients like kale and spinach, as well as moringa and spirulina, and occasionally other additives like wheatgrass and Garcinia Cambogia.
Take our supergreens mix, for example. It includes wheatgrass, chlorophyll powder, spirulina, chlorella, spinach, broccoli, kale, kelp, parsley, celery, grape seed, dandelion, matcha, acai berry, and Garcinia Cambogia. It sounds like a lot, but it's all dehydrated and powderized into a simple and easy supplement.
The question we see quite often is, well, why bother? What are the benefits of a supergreens powder over, say, just eating a salad as part of your usual diet? We've put together our list of top benefits, so read on to find out more.
1: It's Quick and Easy to Add to A Meal
One of the biggest advantages of using a supergreens powder instead of just eating a plate of veggies is how easy it is to add to anything. The generally-recommended use is to simply mix a scoop of the powder with any beverage you're drinking or even with food. You can bake it into a cake, you can add it to a smoothie, whatever you want! Some people just mix it with water and eat it that way. We've even seen some people buy their own gelcaps to fill to make capsules to take. Really, the sky is the limit, and you can use it in any way you desire.
2: It's Simple to Measure and Serve
When you get a tub of supergreens powder from our store, you get a large jar that is full of powdered greens. How do you use it? Just like any protein powder, meal shake powder, or something like flour. It comes with a scoop that is already the precise size you need for a single serving. To serve up your greens powder, just measure out a single scoop of it. There's nothing more to it!
3: It's Cost-Effective Compared to Fresh Produce
One of the strongest advantages to using a greens powder over fresh veggies is the cost. A single tub of supergreens powder has 320 grams of powder in it for about $30. How much fresh produce will you get from the store for $30? Depending on the veggies, maybe a little, maybe a lot. They won't be the same greens every time, the price will vary, and you have to eat them quickly before they expire and you waste your money. There's nothing quite as annoying as reaching for your greens, only to find them decomposed into a slimy mess, right? That will never happen with supergreens powder.
4: It's Easy to Store and Use
Storing fresh veggies can be a pain. You need space so you don't crush them, and they should be kept in a crisper drawer, so they don't get too moist or dry out. Different veggies have different preferences as well, so you may need several different packaging and storage options.
Compare that to something as simple as a supergreens powder. Our tubs can be stored in a cupboard, not the fridge, freeing up plenty of extra space and eliminating the need to worry about expiration dates. Just keep your tub up in the cupboard until you're nearly done, then replace it.
5: It's Balanced in Terms of Nutrition
With veggies, you have to balance what you're getting in terms of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. If you're always eating the same few veggies every day, you'll be getting plenty of some and not enough of others. More importantly, you might end up with some kind of deficiency depending on what you're missing.
A supergreens mix, since it contains half a dozen or more different ingredients, will be much more robust and fully rounded in terms of nutrition. You'll get a bunch of nutrients you might not otherwise, especially given how some of the ingredients (like moringa, chlorella, or wheatgrass) might not be common additions to your diet.
6: It's Flexible and Can Be Used in Many Ways
Flexibility is the name of the game with supplements like supergreens. You can take some with breakfast, as part of (or a replacement for) lunch, instead of snacks throughout the day, or as an augment to dinner. No matter when you're taking it or with what meal, you can fairly easily add a supergreens mix to your diet plan.
As an added bonus, a single scoop of supergreens mix is only 15 calories, which means any diet at all can fit it in without disrupting the caloric balance you're going for. Just about the only people who would want to avoid it are people on a keto or carnivore diet, where carbs can disrupt their diet plans. Even then, a single scoop only contains about 3 grams of carbs, and that's only 1% of your daily intake, so it's barely anything and probably not enough to even kick you out of ketosis.
7: It's Portable and Can Come with You Anywhere
A supergreens powder is extremely easy to take with you on the go. A tiny Tupperware container, a small baggie or packet, or even pre-mixed into a water bottle is all it takes. Plus, you can stash a tub of it in any common location you visit, like your desk or the break room at work. No matter when or where you want your supergreens, you can have it with you and ready to go.
8: It Helps You Lose Weight by Suppressing Appetite
One of the nicest things about a supergreens powder is how it's packed with protein and fiber, straight from the veggies inside it. Protein and fiber go a long way towards helping to make you feel full and suppress your appetite. That way, you won't be tempted to snack in the middle of the day, which is one of the leading causes of falling off a diet and failing to lose weight. Appetite suppressants are very powerful, but they'll never be so strong that they leave you nutritionally deficient. Just as long as the rest of your diet is balanced, a supergreens powder can help you lose weight and keep it off.
9: It's A Great Way to Get Your Veggie Servings Even If You Hate Veggies
There are a lot of people in the world, from young children to fully-grown adults, who simply hate veggies. Maybe you've had a bad experience with them in the past, or they've been prepared poorly for you just about every time, or you just really don't like the texture.
Whatever the case, veggies give you a lot of nutrients your body really needs to function properly. Even if you're sticking to a carnivore diet – and you probably aren't – you need to get those nutrients from somewhere. A supergreens powder is a quick, easy, and convenient way to get a serving or two of veggies in your diet without having to actually eat those pesky plants.
10: It Can Give You an Energy Boost in The Middle of The Day
Protein and fiber are both sources of energy when your body digests them. They are also much better sources of energy than sugar, like what you get in other energy-boosting snacks and foods you might pick up for a mid-meal treat. Fiber is a carb, but it's a difficult carb to digest, so your body has to wake up to digest it. Protein is a great energy source that doesn't have the spikes and highs-and-lows that sugar does. Taken together, you get both mid-level and long-term energy, which can be perfect to carry you over from lunch to dinner in those doldrums we all run into in the middle of the day.
11: It Can Feed Healthy Bacteria in Your Gut Biome
Your gut is packed full of bacteria. Some of those bacteria are good for you, while others are bad. The bad bacteria feed on sugars more than anything and can leave you feeling low on energy, bloated, and with poor digestion.
The good bacteria, on the other hand, typically eat fiber. More specifically, they generally eat the fiber that you otherwise can't really digest. They break it down for energy and nutrients, much of which your body can then carry off and use. It's what's called a "prebiotic," and it's a potent source of nutrition and energy to keep your gut happy and healthy.
12: It Can Improve Your Digestion
Fiber is also an essential part of your digestive process. Fibers, particularly insoluble fibers, are the bulk of what passes through your body. When you eat anything, the stuff your body can break down and use is, well, broken down and used. Proteins, carbs, sugars, vitamins, minerals; they're all broken down, isolated, and carried off to different parts of your body. The remainder of whatever you ate is funneled through the rest of your digestive system. Each step of the way, more is stripped from the ex-food. The final result is, of course, the excrement you leave behind.
The trick is that sometimes things don't work smoothly. Constipation is often a result of stool that has all the water sucked out of it, leaving it hard and difficult to move. Conversely, diarrhea is too much water and too little substance. Fiber regulates both; it absorbs water to dry out diarrhea and soften constipated stool. That's why one of the go-to "keep your body regular" supplements, things like Metamucil and Benefiber, are just fiber supplements.
13: It Can Help Regulate Your Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels
It's no secret that your diet has a strong effect on the health of your bodily systems, and none are as obvious or as important as your cardiovascular system. Measured often by the use of cholesterol tests, you want to ensure that your cardio system has the easiest time it can. When you eat diets that are low in vegetables and high in fats, your blood vessels get clogged up. These clogs can cause anything from trouble breathing during heavy exercise all the way up to heart attacks or strokes. Obviously, you don't want those!
We're not saying that supergreens can cure heart disease. They can't; they can only help you eat a healthier diet and avoid having heart problems in the first place.
14: It Gives You Vitamins and Minerals Comparable to A Multivitamin Tablet
Multivitamins have a bit of a bad rap. Some people love them, while others claim that they're nowhere near as valuable as they claim to be. The biggest problem is that they often have anti-synergies; minerals and vitamins that work against each other when taken at the same time, which is what happens with a multivitamin.
A supergreens powder is more like eating vitamin-rich vegetables. You avoid many of the same issues you might have with a multivitamin while still emphasizing the phytonutrients you would get if you had whole veggies.
15: It Fuels the Function of Your Immune System
In order to stay healthy, you need a functioning immune system. The immune system is extremely complex and requires a lot of fuel to work at peak performance. Nutrients you need to keep it going include vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, folic acid, iron, selenium, and zinc. Hey, guess what has all of these in spades? That's right; supergreens powder.
The truth is that the best thing you can eat is whole, fresh veggies. The second-best thing, if you can't find, can't afford, can't transport, or don't like veggies, is to have something like a supergreens powder on hand. We're big fans of the stuff, as you can clearly see, so pick up a tub of your own today!