Super Fruits & Greens Powder
Provides Full-Spectrum Superfoods
• Contains Concentrated, Organic Berries, Vegetables and Greens
• Organic Ingredients, FODMAP-Compliant, No Added Sugar
Super Fruits & Veggies is a great-tasting, convenient nutritional shake that provides beneficial nutrients from berries, fruits, vegetables and greens to support balanced nutrition. The formula combines concentrated fruits and berries with a vegetable antioxidant blend to help build antioxidant reserves and protect the body from free radical damage. Potent antioxidants with free radical scavenging activity help combat cellular damage linked to oxidative stress. This beneficial property enhances overall health, including brain function and mental performance, which are particularly important for children with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In addition, Super Fruits & Veggies provides 16 superfoods to boost energy levels.
The USDA’s “MyPlate” program recommends that adult men and women load up 50% of their dinner plate with fruits and vegetables. Sadly, more than half of Americans are not consuming this amount on a daily basis. While most Americans know that fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and polyphenols that have been shown to have a positive impact on overall health, it can be difficult to comply with the current recommendations with hectic schedules and modern conveniences such as fast food.
Similarly, children with autism or ADHD often consume inadequate amounts of antioxidants due to sensory issues (e.g., food texture aversion) or restrictive eating habits. Super Fruit & Veggies provides a blend of organic fruits and greens paired with a wide variety of organic vegetable powders to help bridge the gap in the typical American diet. Super Fruit & Veggies can be taken as a standalone beverage mixed in juice or water, or used in a comprehensive fruit and vegetable smoothie to give an added boost of phytonutrients from organic fruits and vegetables. Children and adults alike are sure to enjoy and benefit from Super Fruit & Veggiesin their daily regime.
A group of short-chain carbohydrates, called FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols) can be problematic to some individuals. These short chain carbohydrates are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and rapidly fermented by bacteria in the gut, causing gas and bloating. Individuals who have trouble digesting FODMAPs often have to follow a diet low in FODMAPs, which can be a challenge when trying to eat an array of fresh fruits and vegetables. Each fruit, vegetable and green in Super Fruit & Veggies supports those following a low-FODMAP diet.
Organically grown fruits and vegetables have been found to have higher levels of some beneficial antioxidants, polyphenols and other nutrients than their conventionally grown counterparts.1,2 In addition, organic agriculture restricts the use of synthetic pesticides, making organically grown produce considerably lower in residual pesticides compared to conventionally grown produce.3 Super Fruit & Veggies is certified
organic and uses all organic fruits and vegetables.
Studies point to a positive correlation between organic food consumption and better health outcomes. Many of these studies conclude it can be difficult to distinguish between the effects of organic food on diet and the overall healthier lifestyle choices organic food consumers typically practice.4,5
Diverse Blend of Fruits & Veggies
It can be difficult to incorporate new fruits and vegetables into our daily diets for many reasons. The shelf life of produce can be short, the amount of time it takes to prepare certain fruits and vegetables can be daunting, and many of us simply return to the familiar, rarely seeking out variety. Super Fruit & Veggies contains a variety of fruits and vegetables not frequently consumed on a daily or even weekly basis. Beets, pumpkin, pomegranate and greens like spirulina and chlorella are just a few of the unique fruits and vegetables included in Super Fruit & Veggies.
An Excellent Source of Antioxidants†
Antioxidants support the body during immune challenges as they boost th development and function of white blood cells as well as natural killer cells.6 These immune system guardians accumulate in response to high concentrations of antioxidants (e.g., Vitamin C, Phycocyanin, Punicalagins). These key nutrients also protect these types of cells from oxidative damage. In the absence of potent antioxidant activity, the immune system may become overactive or weak.
Poor immunity appears to contribute to the presence of psychiatric traits such as psychosocial impairments, hyperactivity, and behavioral problems that are linked to ADHD and autism.6-8 Conversely, micronutrient supplementation that includes excellent sources of antioxidants efficiently enhances aggressive behavior, emotional regulation, and general functioning in children with ADHD or autism.7,8 With Indigo Greens, there’s no need to worry about whether sufficient amounts of essential antioxidants are being maintained in the body.
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