Why do we need to Top-Up our greens?
The Eatwell Guide says to eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. This is a combined number when in reality someone could be eating 4 portions of fruit and only 1 portion of vegetables per day. Although fruit is a natural food and contains fibre, vitamins and minerals it is still higher in sugar than vegetables. The Mediterranean diet traditionally emphasizes to eat an abundance of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds as its primary foundation; recommending 7-10 servings of fruit and vegetables per day with the focus being on seasonal vegetables. Green vegetables are our greatest source of antioxidants due to its chlorophyll content and benefit our health in areas of immunity, heart health, digestion and weight control. Beyond Greens is a convenient way to top up your green vegetable count!
Feeling tired all the time?
Beyond Greens is a great source of Iron and Vitamin B12 that contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and the normal function of the immune system. Also, it contains Iodine and Vitamin B12 that contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism. On top, the naturally occurring Vitamin B12 and Iodine support the skin and immune system. Beyond Greens is also high in fibre and protein.
Beyond Greens is a revitalising blend of certified organic greens, which includes fermented grasses, green vegetables and the superfood algae & seaweeds of spirulina, dulse and chlorella. A variety of digestive herbs such as alfalfa herb, ginger root, cinnamon bark and liquorice root have been added, as well as fibre from flax, sunflower and sesame seeds.
Top tips to eat more fruit & vegetables:
- Use cauliflower as mash, rice or pizza bases
- Add a handful of raw spinach, chard and kale to breakfast smoothies
- Add a scoop of Beyond Greens to smoothies
- Add cooked carrot and sweet potato to smoothies – steam a batch of carrot and sweet potato chunks and once cooled pop them in the freezer to have on hand
- Add vegetables to frittata’s and omelettes
- Make a healthy chocolate mouse with avocado
- Make banana ice cream – blend together frozen banana with just enough non-dairy milk to make it an ice cream consistency
- Skip the pasta and try spiralized courgette or squash
- Make homemade tomato sauce and use very finely chopped onion, carrot and celery as the base… cook at a very low temperature for at least an hour and the added vegetables will blend into the tomato sauce for an amazing flavour!
- Make sweet potato mash instead of white potato
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