Athletic Greens: Green “Supplements” A Waste Of Money?
TGIF… Thank Goodness It’s FOOD!
Yup, it’s the second part of the Lifting Revolution’s Fitness & Nutrition Show. If you missed the Fitness portion from Monday, check out the killer butt workout and give it ago this weekend!
But (no pun intended), today we’re focusing on nutrition. Because you can’t be strong and healthy if you feed your body crap.
A few weeks ago Dan stumbled upon Athletic Greens. He was intrigued, mentioned it to me and we decided to give them a try.
Why the heck would we need them? After all, we’re already healthy eaters!
Because variety is the spice of life. And while we love putting spinach in our shakes, if we could pack even more of a nutritional punch to them we would be even happier.
We’ve been testing the Athletic Greens now for 2 weeks and here’s what I have to say:
Athletic Greens: Are They Worth It?
I don’t take a multi-vitamin because I try very hard to get my nutrients from a balanced diet. What I love about these is that they are “raw” and I know that I am getting a huge mix of nutrient dense foods.
75 fresh ingredients to be exact.
I also love how easy they seem to be for the body to digest. One reason that I hate big vitamins is because I know the body isn’t able to break down and actually absorb a lot of the pills. So I save my money and aim for things I know will work.
Update: Podcast Episode With Chris “The Kiwi” – Creator of Athletic Greens…
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Curious What’s in Athletic Greens?
While I like to think I know a lot about nutrition, I had never heard of “pre-biotics” so when I saw this word popping up a lot I did some research. Basically, pre-biotics are foods that we can’t digest but the bacteria in our gut can.
It’s like fish food for our intestines. Feeding the pro-biotics with pre-biotics keeps them happy and keeps your digestion healthy. Makes sense. If you’re really curious… pre-biotics are insoluble fiber.
Here’s The Nutrition Label:
I know that I eat A LOT of veggies, but we tend to stick to the same ones each week. What ever is in season and the ones that are easy to prepare.
By sticking to the same old same old, it limits the nutrients we could be getting by changing things up regularly.
That’s why we are such big fans of brands like Athletic Greens and Juice Plus. Because we know we are really giving our body a wide variety of foods and that equates to a wide variety of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
A Few Other Interesting Tid-Bits:
- 1 serving of greens contains the antioxidant equivalent of 10-12 servings of fruit and vegetables!
- The ingredients are first freeze dried and then cold pressed to make sure that the nutrients and enzymes are kept undamaged and able to be used by the body.
- Because of the pro-biotics, the greens need to be kept in the fridge.
- They taste great! I hate shakes that taste like I ate the clipping from a mowed yard. So I was pleasantly surprised (as seen in the video) to find that these actually taste great.
And finally, here’s what the people at Active Greens say you can expect for your body to get from a dose:
Do I Feel Different Since Taking Greens?
No. Because I’m such a healthy eater already I didn’t expect to “feel” any different. However, I do feel great knowing that I am getting a ton of absorbable nutrients (placebo effect right?).
As a vegan, this is something I worry about from time to time. So it’s peace of mind.
*I was not compensated to write this post. I truly believe in the product (at least for now) and wanted to share it with you. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Since testing it and doing more research, I am an advocate for Athletic Greens and now stand behind the company as an affiliate. If you would like to check out their site, you can do so by clicking here: Athletic Greens (my affiliate link).
Just so you know I do really think this is a great product, here’s the normal link you can use. www.AthleticGreens.com
If you decide to try it out, make sure you come back and let me know what you think. I would love to hear if you feel or see any difference in about a month after using this product.
What are your thoughts on “GREENS”?
Fad or great addition to your daily routine? Have you tried any green supplement before?