Maybe Mary Poppins was right: medicine is often easier to swallow with a side of refined sugar. However, getting all your important nutrients doesn’t have to feel so hard (or so sugary) with a scoop of VegEssential™!
Essential nutrients are fundamental to your good health, but there are many nutrients your body simply cannot produce on its own. As a result, it takes nutrient-rich foods to fuel your engine.
VegEssential™ is a delicious way to get the combined benefits of more than 23 plant-based superfoods, plus 100 whole food ingredients -- all in one refreshing drink (or snack!). Here’s a quick look at the ways that VegEssential™ is the most convenient way to boost your nutrients intake:
Juicing is very popular as people see it as a great way to pack the nutrients of several fruits and vegetables into one glass. But during the juicing process, the fibre from the produce is extracted. Adults need 25-35 grams of fibre each day to control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, and keep us regular. One scoop of VegEssential™contains more fibre than a bowl of oatmeal (7g). Simply mixing it with milk or water takes a fraction of the time, and keeps your digestive system in tip top shape.
Protein helps you develop lean muscle mass which can contribute to fat loss and improve metabolism. VegEssential™ is 100% plant-based and provides your body with a whopping 27 grams of protein in one scoop. Talk about packing a punch!
Vitamins & Minerals
The Canadian Food Guide recommends that adults eat seven to 10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, but we know it’s not always easy to access fresh produce or tote it along to business meetings. VegEssential™ contains more than 100 whole food ingredients and is more convenient than stashing three bananas, two apples, six asparagus spears, and a cup of edamame in your briefcase or purse. One scoop provide the equivalent of 6 to 8 servings of fresh vegetable from all over the world. Plus it has over 100% of your recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of 13 vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, E and C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, Folate, B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Chromium and Manganese.
Antioxidants can help our bodies fight free radicals and prevent disease. And while there are foods that are high in antioxidants, it’s important to draw from a variety to vary your nutrients. Also, the antioxidants in some foods are destroyed when heated or cooked. VegEssential™ contains ~5000 Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) units, and combines the benefits of antioxidant-rich foods like green tea, blueberry, grape seeds, red wine extract, lycopene, resveratrol and lutein.
Healthy Fats: Omega-3s
Omega-3s are essential fatty acids (EFAs) which are important for satiation, brain function, healthy skin, preventing arthritis, and providing dozens of other health benefits. Derived from the healthy oils in phospholipids, flax, borage, pumpkin, primrose and safflower, VegEssential™ supplies your body with the omega-3 EFAs, and eliminates the need for additional supplements.
So even when your nutrition isn’t on point, VegEssential™ is the powerhouse - a delicious, convenient way to ensure you’re getting all your nutrients. Find a store near you to purchase your favourite flavour!