There’s no way around it, your body needs a variety of nutrients from fruits, vegetables and other fresh foods. But if your hectic schedule or picky palate keep you from getting enough, you may be interested to know more about whole food supplements, which provide nutrition that’s “fresh from the garden.”
Whole food supplements contain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients derived from concentrated natural food sources that are easily recognized by your body. Some formulas can also contain additional substances found in fruits and vegetables, such as enzymes and co-factors, that may support absorption and utilization.
Here are our top picks for whole food supplements:
The “perfect” product: If ever there were an ideal way to eat extra green foods without, you know, actually eating them, Garden of Life Perfect Food RAW Organic Green Super Food is it. This product packs the power of organically grown greens, vegetable juice, sprouts, enzymes and probiotics into a convenient powder. Toss in a blender with juice, water or almond milk for the perfect morning smoothie.
“B” all you can be: Vitacost ® Raw Whole Food B-Complex offers the full range of eight B-vitamins, as well as probiotics, enzymes and organic fruit and organic vegetable blends from pure, fresh and non-GMO ingredients. Plus, the labels are made from recycled materials – it doesn’t get any more “green” than that!
Whole foods are fun: You may not think of supplements as fun, but your kids are sure to love the natural colors and tropical fruit flavor of Nature’s Plus Animal Parade KidGreenz! We love this supplement because, honestly, how else would you get your six-year-old to scarf down broccoli, spinach, spirulina, chlorella and kelp?