By Soji James, CPT, CSCS
When it comes to getting results, nutrition is extremely important. You can’t expect to get the best training results when you aren’t putting quality food in your body. You are what you eat.
In this day and age, schedules are packed and we are all on the go, so even with careful planning it can be difficult to get all the nutrients we need to power us toward whatever end goal we are chasing. In fact, most of us are coming short. Less than 6% of men and 9% of women ages 25-34 and less than 14% of men and 16% of women ages 35 to 49 are consuming 5 or more servings of fruits/vegetables a day. We know that nature’s candy is good for us, but we just aren’t getting enough.
This is where a greens supplement can really take things to the next level. Green powder supplements usually contain veggies, fruits, algae, grasses and other high density nutrients compacted and distributed in powder form. These supplements can help to improve energy levels, exercise performance, immunity, and can enhance fat loss. Plus, adding the powder to water can’t hurt if you’re trying to combat the effects of dehydration!
All green blends aren’t created equal, however. I’d rather not have you pinching your nostrils and throwing back a blend that tastes like liquid seaweed, so I would love to introduce you to my overwhelmingly favorite green blend,Athletic Greens.
This blend is a vital component of my morning routine and truly helps to power me throughout the day. It comes packed with 75 ingredients that impact 5 core areas of health: Nervous system/immune system support, digestion/gut health, energy production/storage, hormonal support, and antioxidants/superfoods to support healthy aging. Coupled with a high quality diet, and effective training, Athletic Greens has positively impacted my mood, my energy levels have been through the roof, and I have been able to push more out of my workouts leading to better results.
Good For: Everyone! Whether you currently believe that you get enough vegetables, need to sneak more into your diet, are a frequent traveler, a high performing athlete, a CEO, etc. – our dietary needs are constantly changing. The 75 ingredient list is expansive in order to meet your unique needs whether at home or on the go. The company refuses to compromise on the integrity of the substances that go into this blend. Quality is important.
Why I Love It:
· Tastes good on its own and blends well into shakes, etc.
· Low sugar
· Gluten and dairy free
· Paleo, keto, and vegan friendly
· I typically have long days and this has helped tremendously to power me through them!]