Written by Tim Rigby
It's no secret that green leafy vegetables are nutritional powerhouses, so much so that the term "super food" is almost always used in reference to them. Much as we discussed the use of protein powders (and convenience products for that matter) earlier as a means to help us meet our daily protein requirements, greens supplements are now also in play to help us meet our daily vegetable needs. These supplements are powder based which you mix with water (or your juice of choice) and often contain highly concentrated extracts of Spirulina, Wheat Grass, Chlorella and even concentrated forms of freeze-dried broccoli, spinach, kale and other greens. Many products in this category also come to the table equipped with additional fiber, essential fats, digestive enzymes, along with other fruit and vegetable extracts and concentrates.
All things considered, greens supplements are now a very viable option that many athletes are choosing to cash in on for the express purpose of helping meet their daily vegetable requirements and supporting a more alkaline state, which is conducive to better overall health and improved performance.