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  • Super Green Drinks - what are the benefits?

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    Questions: 

    • I have people coming up to me asking about super green drinks and I do not know how to respond?
    • Do we need the raw fruits with skins?  Are they better for you?  Consider that the average American gets a total of just three servings of fruits and vegetables a day, yet the latest dietary guidelines call for five to thirteen servings of fruits and vegetables a day.   Depending on one’s caloric intake this can equal to 2½ to 6½ cups per day.  An example is, if a person needs 2,000 calories a day to maintain weight and health, this translates into nine servings, or 4½ cups per day or 2 cups of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables.

    Answer: Based on the above, when we are willing to eat the suggested amounts of raw vegetable and fruits per day, plus have the ability to properly digest these wonderful carbohydrates, then they are the better choice.  They contain roughage from the skin, fiber and nutrients.  But, remember there are some people who have problems breaking down fruits and vegetables.  For more information see Biochemical Individualism on drdicqie.com. 

    • Super green drinks contain flash freeze dried fruits and vegetables, which can still contain nutrients.  
    • I personally prefer flash dried foods to synthetic vitamins. 

    Question:

    • 24 servings from one scoop is that too many servings a day? 

    Answer:  If it equals to the suggested amount of the fruits and vegetables labeled for their nutrients it is not.  However, if it is more than suggested I cannot see the harm as long as it it is food sources.  Unless, of course there are synthetic vitamins added to the drink and if that were the case your body would have to handle the toxic over load.  Flash freeze dried nutrients do not add a toxic load for the body to handle.  In fact they have a synergy to work with each other in a positive nutritious way. 

    Question:

    • Can you take in too many enzymes from the freeze dried fruits or those added to the product? 

    Answer:

    Here lies some confusion.  Plant foods contain their own enzymes for growth and to ripen.  Plants do not contain enzymes that are required for human digestion and they will be destroyed in the acid portion of the stomach to begin with.   Many confuse enzymes, minerals and vitamins, which are different from each other. 

    • Enzymes are made in the body (metabolic) and can also be taken as supplementation.  All enzymes are catalysts they make other things happen.  We have to have many more enzymes for our body to work than nutrients (vitamins and minerals).
    • Supplemental enzymes are amino acids they have been grown to do different things is all.  If you were to take too many supplemental enzymes as you mentioned, than the body will take these amino acids and make more metabolic enzymes from them.  A wonderful solution!
    • Vitamins are co-enzymes, which mean they require an enzyme to make them work.
    • Minerals are crystals or liquid crystals that are biochemically used by the body.  They require an enzyme to utilize them.
    • We get our nutrients from food we eat but the enzymes are required to assist in breaking them out and delivering them to the cell.
    • The more adequate or too many enzymes the better for our overall health.
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