The USDA’s “MyPlate” program recommends that adult men and women load up 50% of their dinner plate with fruits and vegetables. Sadly, more than half of Americans are not consuming this amount on a daily basis. While most American’s know that fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients, antioxidants and polyphenols that have been shown to have a positive impact on overall health, it can be difficult to comply with the current recommendations with hectic schedules and modern conveniences such as fast food. Indigo Greens provides a blend of organic fruits and greens paired with a wide variety of organic vegetable powders to help bridge the gap in the typical American diet. Indigo Greens can be taken as a standalone beverage mixed in juice or water, or used in a comprehensive fruit and vegetable smoothie to give an added boost of phytonutrients from organic fruits and vegetables. Children and adults alike are sure to enjoy and benefit from Indigo Greens in their daily regime.
A group of short-chain carbohydrates, called FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols) can be problematic to some individuals. These short chain carbohydrates are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and rapidly fermented by bacteria in the gut, causing gas and bloating. Individuals who have trouble digesting FODMAPs often have to follow a diet low in FODMAPs, which can be a challenge when trying to eat an array of fresh fruits and vegetables. Each fruit, vegetable and green in Indigo Greens supports those following a low-FODMAP diet.
Made with Organic Ingredients†
Organically grown fruits and vegetables have been found to have higher levels of some beneficial antioxidants, polyphenols and other nutrients than their conventionally grown counterparts.1,2 In addition, organic agriculture restricts the use of synthetic pesticides, making organically grown produce considerably lower in residual pesticides compared to conventionally grown produce.3 Studies point to a positive correlation between organic food consumption and better health outcomes. Many of these studies conclude it can be difficult to distinguish between the effects of organic food on diet and the overall healthier lifestyle choices organic food consumers typically practice.4,5
Diverse Blend of Fruits & Veggies†
It can be difficult to incorporate new fruits and vegetables into our daily diets for many reasons. The shelf life of produce can be short, the amount of time it takes to prepare certain fruits and vegetables can be daunting, and many of us simply return to the familiar, rarely seeking out variety. Indigo Greens contains a variety of fruits and vegetables not frequently consumed on a daily or even weekly basis. Beets, pumpkin, pomegranate and greens like spirulina and chlorella are just a few of the unique fruits and vegetables included in Indigo Greens.