I’m an American. I grew up with fast stops to McDonald’s after my mom got home from work and was too tired to cook. I grew up on dining outages to large diner franchises and choosing Gatorade over water because it “tasted better.” I grew up addicted to sugar, unaware that everything I was eating was laced with so much sugar that it really couldn’t be considered the same food item. I grew up believing that all oranges were naturally perfect large spheres – because we all know how nature only works in perfect symmetry.
In 2017, the CDC published an article titled: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The numerous PhDs who collaborated concluded in 2015 only 1 out of every 10 Americans “met the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations” for their daily dietary needs. This article also states adults should be eating around 1.5-2 cup equivalents of fruit and 2 – 3 cups of vegetables per day. We all know vegetables aren’t the most enjoyable food in the world, but they arguably hold some of the most important necessary nutrients as well as some of the most prominent health benefits. Luckily, there is a way to increase your vegetable intake, at least for a couple servings each day, with nothing more than a small scoop of micro greens. Amazing Grass Green Superfood is one of the best dietary supplements out there for consuming your daily fruits and vegetables. Let’s look at some of the details for this vegetable powder.
Benefits of 1 Daily Serving of Green Superfood.
Amazing Grass nutrition powders come in a variety of sizes and flavors. You can get plant-based protein mixtures, superfood bars, or stick with what we are discussing today: The Original – Green Superfood.
The Green Superfood is a truly wonderful creation that is widely available online and at local food and health stores. One daily serving of American Grass Green Superfood powder accounts for 2 daily servings of fruits and vegetables as well as 3-6 grams of fiber (this particular carbohydrate tends to be a problem for people to get enough of).
To put this into a more distinctive light, health.gov suggests “Enjoy 5 a day.” Stating that you should try to eat at least 2 servings of fruit and at least 3 servings of vegetables each day. Just make sure you are monitoring your calories as one scoop of this powder only accounts for between 110 and 190 calories. Personally, I use a scoop in my daily smoothie. With all the ingredients I put into my smoothie, including my superfood powder, I consume around 600 calories with each one I drink.
Diverse Nutrition All in One Place.
The most amazing thing, to me, about Green Superfood is the diverse range of nutrients it is composed of. You hear “5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day” and if you’re like me, your mind goes directly to “an apple here, a carrot there, add peppers to my morning eggs”, etc. But if
you read the ingredients list on your superfood container, you will likely read natural food ingredients you have never heard of – at least not in the context of your meals.
Some more common ingredient items you will find include Spinach, Broccoli, Pineapple, the ever popular Acai, Wheat Grass, Flax Seed, and Beets.
In addition to the normal ingredients you would expect to find in a fruit and vegetable powder, Green Superfood also contains some seemingly obscure items as well. Some ingredients include Spirulina, Chlorella, Alfalfa, Acerola Cherry, Silica, and a “Digestive Enzyme & Active Culture Pre/Probiotic Blend” which are essential enzymes that assist your gut with digestion. Probiotics have been becoming more popular in recent years and can be found in many dietary items like Kombucha and Miso Soup.
Strengthening Your Body’s Immune System.
It’s easy to see how this powder could assist in the internal healing and strengthening of your body. With large servings of Vitamin C and Vitamin A as beta-carotene (May increase your immune systems ability to fight infection), it is not hard to see, just from the ingredient list, how Amazing Grass Green Superfood can boost your immune system.
Do a quick google search for “How to strengthen immune system” and I defy you to find any article that doesn’t list eating your vegetables as a top priority item. Our immune systems benefit greatly from the plethora of vitamins and minerals that you can often time only find in fruits and vegetables. You may find more specific mentions of fruits and vegetables, but they will certainly be included in your research in one form or another. In addition to this, American Grass confidently claims their product will also aid in promoting natural energy levels, promote detoxification of toxins from your body, alkalize your body and balance your PH level (this topic deserves an article all on its own), and aid in digestion. Just imagine how good it will feel to have all of that balance plus a stronger immune system to prevent falling imbalanced.
Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Certified Organic and All Natural.
Sure, Amazing Grass Green Superfood has a reputable looking list of ingredients. In fact, I dare say you could not find someone who would look at a list of vegetables and say, “that isn’t healthy.” But, there are of course other variables to consider. We know now that a carrot isn’t always just a carrot. We have genetically engineered crops, chemicals used to kill and deter insects and animals from consuming vegetation during harvest, and even the origins of the seeds used by the provider can play a substantial role in the integrity of their food production. One of my favorite set of details, which is why I confidently eat and praise this product on a daily basis, comes directly from the Amazing Grass website, as well as being advertised directly on their product containers.
Amazing Grass Superfood is made with all natural, organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and plant-based ingredients. Of course, their CCOF organic stamp is displayed on their container to advertise their authenticity.
Change Your Diet, Change Your Life.
Natural and organic eating is really picking up momentum these days. With the advent of the internet and subsequent creation of social media, we are connected with all other people in a collective platform that has never been seen. A lot of information that people were, understandably, blind to in the past, is becoming public information – or at least publicly known.
In recent history, an abundance of stories has blown up the internet showcasing how many have turned to heal and sometimes even rid oneself of a wide range of disease by changing to natural dieting and exercise programs. And still, in this day, we Americans can’t seem to meet our fruit and vegetable needs. Americans are the most overfed and undernourished country in the world. I firmly believe American Grass is a gift for the modern, convenience-driven American citizen. It’s easy to incorporate into your diet, chock-full of nothing but beneficial nutrients, and aids in an extensive list of long-term health benefits. All by simply consuming a small scoop of powder each day.