Most of us have been told from an early age that it's important to eat our fruits and vegetables. Some of us may have had parents that "forced" us to eat a certain vegetable that, as adults, we cannot bear to even consider putting inside our mouths. And for whatever reason, many of us carry an unwarranted disdain for the common crucifer.
The fact is that most Americans consume fewer than 3 servings of fruits and/or vegetables daily. That falls WAY short of the recommended 9 servings/day. So, why not just replace those fruits and veggies with powders? Doesn't it offer the same benefits? Hmmm, not a simple answer. But check this out.
While greens (and reds) powders may offer an assortment of health benefits, they aren’t meant to take the place of eating fresh fruits and vegetables altogether. And you can't just eat fruit, you need the green stuff as well.
That being said, there are still benefits to consuming powdered fruits and vegetables and they include:
So again, powders are not meant to substitute for the real deal. By all means, eat your rainbow assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables. And if you find you are not quite hitting your nutritional goals, go ahead and supplement with a superfood powder that includes those fruits and vegetables you may be missing.
“Obesity is more deadly than smoking”.
That’s a headline-worthy of an eye-roll or two. It oozes scare-mongering and reeks of click-baiting. However, it’s also backed by research. Believe it or not, being obese does increase your mortality risk more than s