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BENEFITS OF GREENS POWDER FOR RUNNERS & ATHLETES


You’ve likely heard for years to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, and for good reason. There are so many benefits to get enough vitamins and nutrients in our diet every day. But, with our busy schedule, it can be difficult to reach the recommended intake of vitamins and nutrients our body needs. That’s why Greens Powder can really help support our overall health.

 

Greens Powder can be made of many things. It’s a powder made of dried fruits and vegetables, vitamins and minerals that can be mixed into water or a smoothie, making it easy to consume all our vegetable in one quick drink. I consume 1 tablespoon of Greens Powder daily to feel better and also better digestion.

 

WHAT IS GREENS POWDER?

 

Greens Powder is a supplement made from blended dried vegetables, fruits, and often other added phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds. They’re marketed as a way to get our full recommended daily intake of vegetables in one drink  by mixing the concentrated powder with water or smoothie. 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

Greens Powders are often composed of vegetables, fruits, and other substances:

 

  • Kale

  • Spinach

  • Broccoli

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Collard greens

  • Berries

  • Apples

  • Spirulina

  • Chlorella

 

Research suggests that Greens Powder might boost our overall health and help us get in some nutrients we may be lacking.

 

POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF GREENS POWDER

 

We can get all your nutrients need from eating vegetables, fruits, and other whole foods in our diet every day. But if we’re interested and able to add in a Greens Powder, there are plenty of potential benefits we can get. 

 

For runners and strength athletes who meal prep, you might find yourself eating the same things day to day. Greens Powder can help you get more of a variety of phytonutrients that you might not be getting. Research suggests that getting a greater variety of fruits and vegetables may have a bigger impact on better overall health.

 



 

CONTAINS ANTIOXIDANTS

 

Greens Powders often contain antioxidants. Antioxidants are important for our cellular health and they help fight free radicals caused by oxidative stress. One cause of oxidative stress is exercise, so antioxidants can be beneficial for runners and strength athletes looking to optimize their recovery.

 

Examples of antioxidants are vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, flavonoids, minerals, and other phytonutrients. It’s possible to get all of these from whole food sources in our diet, and choosing a greens powder that includes these antioxidants can give us an additional boost.

 

For example, supplementing with a Greens Powder combined with exercise may help reduce our oxidative stress and inflammation.

 

MAY LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE

 

If we struggle with hypertension, high-blood pressure, adding Greens Powder to your overall diet may help us lower it. A study done on people with hypertension showed that after 90 days of taking Greens Powder mix, both diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels decreased.

 

IMPROVES HEART HEALTH

 

Consistent access to high-quality nutrition is a recommendation for maintaining our heart health and preventing cardiovascular diseases. Some recommendations is at least 400 grams of fruits and vegetables per day to prevent chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. 

 

Results of a study done on a population receiving a supplement of Greens Powder showed that it may decrease the burden of cardiovascular diseases. While Greens Powder shouldn’t replace whole fruit and vegetable intake, it can be a great addition to our heart health.

 

SPIRULINA MAY BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM

 

Many Greens Powders contain spirulina. Spirulina has become a popular functional food in recent nutrition recommendation. It’s a blue-green alga that’s been shown to improve immune functions and has anti-inflammatory effects. 

 

For athletes, spirulina contains some protein and amino acids as well, which can give us a great boost for recovery.

 

Other ingredients in Greens Powder are also good for your immune system, such as vitamins A, B, C, zinc, and selenium. If you’d like to get the additional benefits of spirulina, which has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune system-stimulating effects, consider choosing a Greens Powder that includes it.

 

MAY IMPROVE DIGESTION

 

Some types of Greens Powders include the addition of probiotics and digestive enzymes. Ingesting probiotics has been shown to improve intestinal health, help with bowel disorders, and improve digestion. Digestive enzymes help break down protein and carbs and may help manage digestive disorders.

 

If we have gastrointestinal distress and have trouble digesting vegetables, including probiotics and digestive enzymes in our diet may be beneficial.

 

BALANCES BLOOD SUGAR

 

Blood sugar levels are important to balance, especially for people with diabetes. Including leafy greens and berries in our diet is beneficial for managing our blood sugar. Choosing a Greens Powder with these ingredients can help us get more of that into our life..

An increased intake of vegetables in general is beneficial to lower the risk of type-2 diabetes.

 

BOOSTS BRAIN HEALTH

 

To consume green leafy vegetables may help to slow the decline of cognitive abilities in older age. It’s not only the nutrients in green vegetables that contribute, but the bioactives as well, including vitamin K, lutein, carotene, nitrate, and folate.

When choosing a Greens Powder, it will help boost cognitive function and brain health.

 

EAT YOUR GREENS

 

Greens Powder can be a fantastic addition to a well-rounded diet to help us get some key nutrients we may be missing out of, and get a variety of health benefits.

Consume 1 scoop of Greens Powder daily, to support overall health, better muscles and more energy.

 

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Add Some Nice Greens Powder To Your Daily Drink Or Smoothie, Feel Much Better And Healthier, More Energy, Overall Health, And Feel Some Great Runs, Great Athletic Exercises, And Better Life!

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