Tuesday, April 1, 2008

To answer another question...

I need some more information on these 'Grassy Green Health Food Drinks'.

Is it this? Or this?

Reviewing the nutrition facts on the label, it seems that it is just ground up things that everyone should be eating anyway. lol... Minus some for some people, and minus others for other people. But honestly, every one should have at least one large serving of green leafy veggies... Organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, organic spirulina, organic spinach, organic broccoli, organic chlorella are the ones ground up and added into this "super" powder. Then they added ground up dried veggies that contain large amounts of antioxidants... Organic acai, organic maca, organic carrot, organic beet, raspberry, organic rose hips, pineapple, green tea, acerola cherry. Many of these also double as huge Vit C boosters. There are a few things I don't recognise in this blend. 'Maca' for example. Don't know what it is... so I will look it up. But from the over view of ingredients... it seems like just taking veggies, in powder form. Making them more concentrated. Which may not be the best way to get them, but it can't be the worst. ;)

I myself use a protein powder and some tablets of vit D in the winter time dosed into my smoothies in the morning (which have frozen organic bananas, strawberries or blueberries I picked last summer, maple syrup (you saw my undying love of that stuff), apple juice (the real stuff), and brewers yeast. It helps me keep through the long, cold, wet winters of the Pacific NW without modifying my low meat diet much... so I am not one to jump on the haters bandwagon. But at the same time, I am guessing that drinking these drinks does not substitute eating broccoli, or spinach in it's real and raw (and right out of your neighbors farm Field or your home garden) form. But then again... it is better than not eating them at all.

The main trouble with these super foods is usually in the pocket book, not the body.


seasonseatingsfarm said...

Using your whole fruits and that wonderful maple syrup is great! It's so simple! The more we do to food before we eat it the less value it has for our bodies. Fibers are broken down and pass through too quickly. Rather than dry and pulverize vegetables, killing so much nutrition, why not steam fresh veggies, chew them up and swallow them? Tastes great, satisfies and nourishes all at once!

Those strawberries in your banner make me want to reach out and take one!

Val said...

I completely agree! It is hard for me to see people eat these drinks instead of real food. Food is SO good... why not eat FOOD? lol...