Both green foods and raw foods provide the enzymes one needs to digest and absorb nutrients.
Q | What’s the deal with green foods supplements?
A | Green foods are loaded with powerful antioxidants, immune boosters, body detoxifiers and enzymes, but many people find it difficult to get enough greens in their daily diet. The next best thing, suggests natural-health expert Sally Kravich, M.S., is to supplement with a greens powder. “There are many green products on the market that are good,” she notes. Green powders can be mixed into water, juice or even a smoothie.
Q | Why do some people choose a raw foods diet?
A | Nutrient-rich raw foods provide an impressive array of enzymes and minerals. The minerals are needed to build healthy cells, and the enzymes digest and absorb nutrients from our food, Kravich explains. “I believe in a diet that is 65% to 80% raw,” she adds. If you try a raw foods diet, make sure you are eating a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes, and that the diet includes enough protein.