Can Powders Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

July 10, 2019

Can Powders Replace Fruits and Vegetables?

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:

  • Ease of use and shelf stability
  • Offer a variety of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients 
  • Easy to digest for most people
  • A good way to up your nutrition intake and make up for possible deficiencies
  • Studies show powdered greens may help reduce elevated blood pressure

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.

Our favorites:

Healthy Skoop Boosted Protein

Healthy Skoop Breakfast Protein

Healthy Skoop Daily Greens

Healthy Skoop Daily Detox

     

     




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