Healthy Greens Demystified
Looking to add and an extra kick of antioxidants and superfood nutrients to your daily routine? Mystified by the seemingly endless options and how to use them? Well look no further! Here is a break down of some of our most popular bulk options: Spirulina, Kale, and Hemp Protein Powder.
Spirulina is a nutrient rich algae that according to the FDA, contains significant amounts of calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins, iron and essential amino acids. Protein makes up about 60 to 70 percent of Sprulina’s dry weight.
It isn’t just vitamins and minerals that you get from Spirulina. It is also packed with anitioxidants. Antioxidants help combat cell and DNA damage that leads to cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases.
What does this mean? Some of the nutrients and antioxidants Spirulina contains may be hard to get from your every day diet. That makes Spirulina an easy mildly flavored supplement to add to your daily diet.
You can incorporate Spirulina into your smoothies, protein shakes, and sparkling waters. Feeling a bit more ambitious? Try cooking with Spirulina. You can add it to a variety of different recipes to change the color and add additional health benefits!
Just half a teaspoon of powder is all you need to get a full serving of greens! In one serving you will get your full daily value of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Vitamin C. You will also get Manganese, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Copper, Potassium, and Magnesium.
This means you get a low calorie, low fat, high nutrient product that is full of dietary fiber and antioxidants (great for your overall health and wellness).
Kale Powder is easy to use, which is great for anyone looking to add this powerhouse of nutrition to their diet. As with most powdered product you can add it to a smoothie, protein powder, salad dressing, and sauces! But did you know Kale Powder is also great in spaghetti sauce, and can even be added to oatmeal without wildly changing the flavor?
Try incorporating Kale Powder to your diet and discover your favorite way to use it!
Hemp Protein Powder
Hemp protein, made from the hemp seed, is a high-fiber protein that is a great protein supplement alternative for vegetarians and vegans. This protein powder is considered to have a high level of digestibility, making the amount of protein your body can get from it higher than a regular generic whey protein.
Hemp protein is rich in fiber, which means that not only do you get a hearty dose of protein but products rich in fiber can lower your risk for heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and constipation! This protein powder is also a great source of Magnesium and Iron.
Hemp protein can be used as a substitute for any other protein powder. You can use it to make protein shakes, add to smoothies for a protein boost, bake with it, and make healthy snacks with it. The recipes and uses are almost limitless. Share your favorites in the comments below!
(As always it is best to consult a doctor and follow instructions on all supplements to avoid unsafe doses, so be sure to talk to your health care provider if you are looking to add a new supplement to your regiment.)