Monday, June 4, 2018

Greens Powder 101

Today's world is busy. I often joke that my brain has too many tabs open, and I know many people can relate to that as well. Convenience is also a huge aspect of our lives which is where our Bowmar Nutrition Greens powder comes in.

Before I delve into the convenience of getting your daily servings of fruits and vegetables in 1/2 TBSP of powder- let me first explain what greens are (in it's most basic definition):
"Greens supplements are veggies, fruits, algaes and/or grasses that have been compacted and distilled into powdered form. They typically contain an assortment of nutrient rich foods like barley grass, wheat grass, spirulinachlorellaalfalfaherbs, vegetables, legumes, and fruits" 

Does anyone have the time (or desire) to prep 11 servings of fruits and vegetables a day? How about storing them, or buying them, or eating all of that food? I personally have not consumed fruits/veggies for nutrition since 2014. I do enjoy the taste. I don't consume them with the intent to get a ton of nutrition out of them (more on that in a moment). If you were to realistically eat 77 servings of fruits and vegetables a week at even $1/serving which is very conservative- that's $77 / week just for fruits and veggies alone.  Let alone all your other foods. For us- doing 1-2 scoops of greens per day mixed into our water is the economical choice ($35 for 100 servings aka 35 cents) and for the convenience. Another reason we consume Bowmar Nutrition green is for the nutritional benefits...

There's a lot of freaking people on this earth. We as a human race are growing exponentially. Guess what isn't growing? Land to farm. Guess what that means? The demand to grow more and more from a single stalk, branch, vine, seed, etc is growing. Let's take corn. The stalk derives the nutrients from the soil and rain to grow. A stalk with 1 ear of corn gives 100% of it's nutrients to that 1 ear. A stalk with 40 ears of corn gives a substantial amount less per ear. More yield = more profit for farmers. We know farmers. We need farmers. We love farmers. But our food is being manipulating to produce more per bushel and more per acre. This means less nutrients in the fruits and vegetables are you buying from the store.

Let's talk about the grocery store. How am I able to buy corn in June yet the corn growing right now all across the corn belt of America is 5 inches high and won't be harvested until fall? How can I eat a banana from Costa Rica that is still green even though it has been sitting on the shelf at the store for 3 days. How does one get strawberries in the winter? Have you ever really sat down and thought about where your food truly comes from? When a banana is picked, it's still green. Very green. And picking the banana means you are cutting off it's lifeline. No more nutrients for Mr. Banana as it travels all the way to Ohio and sits on a shelf and doesn't turn yellow for a week after it was picked. That's horrifying. Even when you THINK you are getting the nutrients you deserve from eating fruits and veggies- chances are, it's not even coming close.

Additional articles for your reading pleasure regarding the lack of nutrients in vegetables to begin with, let alone what happens when you cut, cook, juice them:
http://www.thesweetbeet.com/vegetables-nutrients/
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/
https://www.sunsaferx.com/health-and-wellness/nutrient-levels-produce-decreasing-what-to-do-about-it/

Again, this is where greens come in. The fruits and vegetables used in our greens grow to their fullest potential. They don't have to plucked early to be shipped off to sit on a store shelf to be purchased within a week. The nutrients are extract (hence, extract) and put into powder form for your drinking pleasure. Not only are they extremely low in calorie but they are guaranteed to give you the nutrients that we claim on the container (see "why")

Why Bowmar Nutrition Greens?
Our greens are FDA certified organic which means what we list on the label is actually what is in the product. Not many other companies pay for, and wait for, this certification or classification as it does take quite some time for them to approve the product. However, it's important to us that we take the extra step in making sure you are getting the best product on the market. 

Order: https://bowmarnutrition.com/products/greens

Our product is also 100% safe for children! I don't know many kids who even like vegetables to begin with. Mix greens with some sugar free crystal light or koolaid and they will never know the difference!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I just ordered your greens and I can’t wait to try them! I was wondering if one serving of greens was equal to a serving of vegetables or is it considered more? Like if you took it once is that enough “vegetables” for the day or do you need to take it 3-4 times a day? I’m asking for my sister who is considering buying it for her two young boys. Thank you!

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