One of the themes for 2020 with clients in being as healthy as possible in the context of their own lives. Everyone’s life is different, and no situation is going to be perfect. There are many factors pulling at you each and every day, demanding your time and attention. Nutrition and fitness aren’t going to be able to be your number #1 priority and thus your diet and exercise regimen isn’t going to be perfect.
This is fine, this is life.
That is why it is important to do the best with what you have - focus on consistency and smart supplementation to fill in the gaps you need to be at your best.
The Catch-22 of Hustling
For many people travel, long hours, extended meetings, and the hustle can increase their body’s need for antioxidants and nutrients while also deceasing their ability to get all the fruits and vegetables that they need to provide these antioxidant and nutrients.
It is a catch-22 that many people struggle with (you?).
A simple solution for these situations is a greens & reds powdered fruit/vegetable supplement. This kind of supplement is made up of freeze-dried green and red colored fruits and vegetables in a simple, portable, powder that can be mixed up and consumed.
Why green and red fruits and vegetables? Different colored fruit and vegetables have different kinds of antioxidants and nutrients. Getting a blend of colors ensures that you will be getting a blend of antioxidants and nutrients.
So, No More Veggies?
These kinds of supplements are not a replacement for eating fruits and vegetables, but they are a key supplement for times where you aren’t able to get enough (and enough variety of) fruits and vegetables in your diet. Also, if your hustle is on overdrive and you need the extra nutritional support.
Fruits and vegetables play an extremely important role in a healthy diet. In addition to providing vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (components that you can get from Greens/Reds supplements), fruit and vegetables provide fiber, calories/carbohydrates, and volume in your diet. The later refers to the bulk/volume of food that fruits and vegetables provide without lots of calories - this allows you to eat more food, but less calories, helping leave you feeling fuller on less.
So, don’t skimp on fruits and vegetables, but…when it comes to getting enough fruits and/or vegetables in our diet - let’s be honest, we could all use some help.
Research shows that less than 13% of Americans eat enough fruit and a dismal 9.2% of Americans are eating just 3 cups of vegetables per day! This is up from 8.9% of Americans getting enough vegetables each day but while that is an improvement - it isn’t anything to cheer about!
Greens & Reds powders have also been shown to have effects on real clinical outcomes. A 2009 study found that when people with high blood pressure took a daily supplement of fruit/vegetable powder, they experienced a 12-point reduction in blood pressure while people that did not take the supplement had no change in blood pressure over the 3-month study. This study highlights the fact that concentrated fruit/vegetable powders can deliver key nutrients that support processes like healthy blood vessels and blood pressure.
Greens & Reds powders allow you to up your nutrient and antioxidant intake in a simple and easy fashion allowing you to stay on top of your nutrient even when you are too busy.