It seems like everyone is “going green” these days. Whether it’s incorporating leafy greens into a smoothie, taking care of the environment or starting to compost and recycle, it’s hard to deny the sudden green craze.

So what’s all the fuss about? As a greens company ourselves, we thought we’d take a minute to talk about some of the ways people are going green and let you decide for yourself whether or not the green craze is worth the hype!

 

Eating and Drinking your Greens: Incorporating greens into your diet is one of the easiest ways to “go green”. According to the ANDI score, which provides a rating for the nutrient density of different foods, leafy greens make up 9 of the top 10 most nutrient-dense foods. Not only that, but kale, collard greens, mustard greens and watercress rating a score of 1000, which is the highest score there is. [1]

 

Eating greens is always a great option, but it’s certainly not the only option. Blending greens into smoothies or juice is also a great choice, especially for those who may not love the taste of leafy greens. Want an even easier way to incorporate greens into your diet? Grab one of our Green Superfood powders and blend into smoothies, juice, even baked goods!

 

Applying Greens Topically: We know, you’re probably thinking wait, you want me to put greens on my skin? We do! Our skin is our body’s largest organ and one of the most effective organs for absorbing whatever it is we’re putting on it. The nutrients present in greens can not only benefit our insides, but can benefit our skin as well.

 

One interesting yet effective way to use greens to benefit your skin is to make a chlorophyll mask. Chlorophyll has been shown to help heal wounds, combat acne and even prevent wrinkles! [2]

 

Going Green for the Planet: Although a bit different than incorporating greens into your diet and skincare routine, going green as it relates to the health of our planet and the environment is arguably just as important. Whether it’s recycling to minimize waste or composting to benefit soil health, it’s possible for all of us to do even a little something every day to benefit our surroundings and in turn, benefit ourselves.

 

 

[1] “ANDI Food Scores: Rating the Nutrient Density of Foods”. Dr. Fuhrman, Smart Nutrition. Superior Health. Web. 6 March 2017.

 

[2] “6 Chlorophyll Benefits for Skin”. RawRawBeauty. 5 October 2015. Web. 6 March 2017.