February 27, 2023 · Written by Foodtolive Team
Green Powders: The Ultimate Bloating Relief
*Products mentioned in this blog do not cure or prevent any diseases
Green powders have become a daily supplement for many people seeking to reach their daily intake of healthy nutrients. The nutritional makeup of green powders has proved to serve as the ultimate bloating relief. With that in mind, let’s take a moment to answer the question, ‘Why should you choose green superfood powders to help with bloating?’
Bloating is a swelling or feeling of fullness in the abdomen. It is usually a result of excess gas in the intestines caused by various reasons: food intolerance, overeating, constipation, or menstrual cycle. Luckily, some lifestyle and diet changes may be just what you need to prevent that uncomfortable bloating.
How to Clean Your Stomach Naturally
Probiotics (live bacteria living in your body) are a key component in helping restore the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, which may reduce inflammation and gas production. Probiotics also help to digest food more effectively, which as a result reduces bloating.  The best foods that contain natural probiotics and are worth adding to your diet are yogurt, kefir, kombucha, green olives, soft cheese, and sauerkraut.
Another ‘miracle’ that may help break food down in your stomach is, you guessed it -Green Superfoods; those include anti-bloating greens (fennel, celery, papaya, leafy greens, mint) and of course Green Powders. What these foods have in common is their chlorophyll content, which is famous for its anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties. In addition, these green veggies and grasses contain a variety of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that support the digestive system and the entire gut. Consequently, they serve as a detox of the digestive system, helping to soothe constipation, gas, and other discomfort associated with bloating. 
Top Green Powders to Reduce Bloating
Don’t hesitate to bloom your health with Green Powders and say goodbye to bloating for good. Yes, Green Powders naturally have a bitter or grassy taste, however, you can stir them into your favorite juices, lemonade or add any sugar substitutes to improve its flavor. The cool part about Food to Live’s Green Powders, is that they are Organic, 100% raw, pure, and free of additives and preservatives. So, you know exactly what you are consuming. Moreover, you can shop single ingredient green powders or already mixed-ingredient powders; this gives you the freedom to combine greens that suit you best. Some of the top superfood green anti-bloating powders in our store are the following:
Organic Spirulina Powder – is packed with incredible amounts of health-enhancing nutrients such as B-complex vitamins, digestive enzymes, amino acids, protein, chlorophyll, and fatty acids.
Organic Wheatgrass Powder – helps to supercharge your immunity with antioxidants and phytonutrients to promote detoxication and increase energy. Due to high levels of enzymes, wheatgrass powder can help your body break down food and aid digestion.
Chlorella Powder – also serves as a detox for the body as it removes toxins, heavy metals, and harmful substances.
Organic Supergrass Powder Mix – is a green superfood blend of 3 green grasses. This mix is a vegan source of Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Supergrass powder is naturally high in enzymes that can perform an anti–peptic ulcer and anti-inflammatory function.
Organic Kale Powder – balance your gut and detoxify your intestines by adding organic kale powder to your favorite beverage, even water. Kale powder is also high in iron and contains antioxidants that protect cells from free radicals.
One of Food to Live Best Sellers is Organic Super Greens Powder Mix. It’s an incredible blend of dehydrated and finely milled Organic Spirulina, Organic Wheatgrass, Organic Kale, and Organic Moringa Leaf Powders. This combo presents with the best possible nutrients combined all in one powder for your convenience.
How to mask Green Powders’ Grassy Flavor
Super easy! As previously mentioned, Food to Live’s Organic Green Powders present with a bitter, grassy flavor, why? Because they’re natural and pure! Nevertheless, their flavor can be easily masked by other naturally sweet powders. If you prefer to use water as your base liquid instead of juices, feel free to mix your powdered greens with powdered fruit and berries. For example: Raspberry Powder, Strawberry Powder, Cherry Powder, Elderberry Powder, Acai Berry Powder, and even Goji Berry Powder. So instead of buying overpriced, pre-mixed powders that live on the market today (with possible unknown additives), it makes sense to mix your own. Not only are you aware of exact ingredients that go into your body, you also are aware of their exact nutritional value and health benefits.
Mixing Green Powders and Berry Powders
Mixing your own powders allows you to manipulate the benefits you want to receive on that particular day. For example, today you are bloated and feeling super tired; create a pick me up beverage, mix up our Organic SuperGreens Powder + your favorite Berry Powder + Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder. Greens may assist with bloating, berries will provide a phenomenal flavor, and Matcha will give a boost of energy.
Let’s say tomorrow, you’re bloated and feeling slightly under the weather; create an immunity-boosting beverage, mix up our Organic SuperGrass Powder + Organic Elderberry Powder + Organic Lemon or Orange Powder (or both). Greens may relieve bloating, Elderberry nutritional complex will cover the immune boost, and citrus will give you your daily Vitamin C.
What if you’re feeling anxious? We all know how much anxiety can affect the gut. This is where Organic Ashwagandha Powder comes into play. Yep, you can mix it with your powdered greens too. Combine Spirulina, Chlorella, and Wheatgrass Powders, together with Raspberry Powder and Ashwagandha Powder. This adaptogenic herb will help relief stress of your mind and body.
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Other Green Powders Use Ideas
Get a clean energy boost by sipping on a healthy mocktail, or smoothie, and eating omelets or soups. We gathered a few green recipes for you to enjoy at home.
Stripped Green Smoothie
Ingredients: 3 cups water, 1 tsp organic kale powder, 1 head romaine, 3 stalks chopped celery, 1 chopped apple, ½ cup chopped cucumber, 1 cup broccoli sprouts, 1 chopped banana, 1/2 cup cilantro, ½ cup parsley, juice of 1 lime, juice of 1 lemon, 4 Brazil nuts
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
2. Pour the mixture into any airtight liquid container. It will last up to 4 days.
Super Green Omelet
Ingredients: 2 eggs, ¼ milk, ½ tsp salt, grinding pepper, 1tsp pesto, 1tsp wholegrain mustard, a few finally chopped spinach leaves, ¼ cup parsley, ¼ cup grated cheese, ½ tsp olive oil, 1 tsp of Food to Live Organic SuperGreens Powder Mix.
1. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
2. Combine all the ingredients and stir.
3. Heat a pan on the stovetop with oil and pour the green mixture. Cook for at least 3 minutes.
4. Serve and enjoy!
Apart from being used in foods and beverages, green powders are widely used to improve skin health. Skin care manufacturers are often infusing green powders into their top skin care products, as they may help keep human bodies less susceptible to the effects of toxins. Organic Spirulina Powder, for example, is extremely high in antioxidants and may prevent acne breakouts while Organic Chlorella Powder has anti-inflammatory properties – thus, may be used for painful skin conditions.
Green Powders – Keto-Friendly?
People on Keto diets don’t normally consume the correct amount of nutrients because they tend to eliminate certain products from their diet. So, what’s the easiest way to get essential vitamins and minerals? Yep, Green Powders! Not only do Green Powders contain the powdered form of real and whole vegetables (making it easy for our body to digest the vitamins and minerals), but they also provide a five-a-day in just one glass. Leafy green vegetables, which are the main ingredients in most green powders are actually essential in a Keto Diet. In particular, Spinach and Kale are vital – as they’re packed with carotenoids and flavonoids which protect our bodies from stress and have antioxidizing benefits. 
Daily Intake of Super Greens Powder
The average serving is 1-2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon per day. Either mix the powder with water or a drink (juice or smoothie) and you will get the needed green nutrition daily. We, however, encourage you to consult with your physician if there is a chance your daily intake of green powders can interfere with your prescriptions.
Can Green Powders Replace Veggies?
Yes and no! Powders are normally lower in fiber and other nutritional components in comparison to fresh greens and grasses. Nevertheless, pure, and raw green powders can serve as a safeguard to make sure your nutritional needs are met.
Green Superfood Side Effects
While super green powders have proven to be extremely effective in boosting immunity and removing harmful compounds from the body (detoxication), side effects should be also considered. Allergic reaction is one of the most common side effects. Allergy can be mild or severe, depending on the allergy to the specific ingredient. Another common side effect is stomach illness due to overconsumption. With the ingredients being rich in antioxidants and vitamins, overconsumption could cause more damage than benefits. For people who start consuming green powders daily – may experience diarrhea. Green powders are not recommended to take during pregnancy because the potential side effects on unborn babies haven’t been studied yet. 
Are Green Powders Worth Your Investment?
Yes! Plant-derived nutrients in green powders help you reach a daily recommended intake of veggies. Made from a blend of green vegetables (leafy greens, spinach, kale, edible grass, spirulina), green powders are a great source of antioxidants and minerals with immune-boosting and detoxication properties. Even though green powders cannot fully substitute fresh fruits and vegetables, you can find them a great option on the go as well as the ultimate bloating relief.