The Supplement mbg’s Senior Health Editor Uses Every Morning
As mindbodygreen’s senior health editor, I’ve spent a lot of time getting to know the health benefits of our organic veggies+ greens powder.* So when I realized nutrients would be few and far-between during my move (after all, a woman can’t live on takeout and canned chickpeas alone) I was eager to make the supplement a regular part of my routine.
Here’s why: organic veggies+ contains an impressive blend of nutritious fruits and veggies, including dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, broccoli), carrot, broccoli, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries—basically all the ingredients I try to sneak into my plant-based meals on a regular basis. Dark leafy greens are always a top-priority in my diet because they’re loaded with a variety of antioxidants, like beta-carotene, vitamins A and K, and lutein.* The antioxidants in leafy greens have also been shown to protect against free-radical damage.* Kale (my favorite), has been shown to support heart health, blood pressure, and blood sugar.*
This greens powder also features a number of valuable ingredients that my kitchen doesn’t see quite so often, like beet root, spirulina, and sea vegetables. Sea veggies, in particular, are one food category I’ve been wowed by recently. The veggie variety is rich in vitamins and minerals like iron, copper, manganese, folate, zinc, sodium, calcium, and magnesium. But what makes these veggies especially fascinating to me is the fact that they’re a plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids. (Fun fact: Fatty fish contain so many omega-3s because of their algae diet.