Green Superfood Powders, Blends and More

One of the best (and easiest!) ways to improve your nutrient intake, vitality and general health without having to overhaul your diet or learn how to cook a new food or add a bunch of new pills to your supplements regime is with green superfoods powdered blends.

These items come in a canister or a pre-measured envelope, and all you have to do is add them to a beverage and stir. They range from simple single ingredient products like wheatgrass juice powder to more complex and complete formulations that can include mixed green phyto-nutrients, antioxidants, fiber content, probiotics, digestive enzymes and more.

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Going Gluten-Free: The First Steps

Becoming a label reader

Before you needlessly throw everything in your kitchen pantry away, and as you begin to go shopping for gluten-free products, the biggest change in your shopping routine is that you’re going to become an expert at reading labels and enquiring about ingredients at counters. Don’t go shopping without your reading glasses. Familiarize yourself with the ingredients you want to avoid. Go to gluten-free association websites such as celiac.com and .org, or ones that your health professional has recommended and bookmark them for future reference. Print out the lists of ingredients you can and can’t have. Tape that list up somewhere in your kitchen and download a pdf version to your mobile device to assist you when you’re out shopping or at a restaurant.

One of the first, and most important, distinctions to keep in mind when shopping is that “wheat free” on a label does not mean gluten-free; it just means that there is no gluten from wheat sources in there. So all gluten-free food is wheat-free, but not vice versa. And contrary to what its name seems to imply, buckwheat actually is gluten-free, as is wheatgrass (a great superfood found in many green-powdered blends). -I know; it’s confusing at first, but these are the kinds of distinctions you’re going to be able to make with ease soon enough.

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