Morning! As I’m sitting here sipping on a green drink packed with superfoods, I thought I’d tell you about it in the form of this week’s Fitness kit I’ve tested…
Health supplements company Nova Detox offered to send me a couple of products to test. Nova’s nutrition products and alternative health supplements looked to be really good quality, with many of them being made from organic ingredients (and the prices are great too), so I said sure!
The first thing I tried out was their organic green superfood powder, GreeNourish. Now, I love me a good greens powder and have become a convert over the past year or so. So I was excited to test this one. What I liked about the description is that it’s not just a greens powder (with all the nutrients and vitamins you get from greens) but it’s also a protein powder too – ideal as a dietary supplement.
The ingredients (which include pre-sprouted barley, wheatgrass, barley grass, quinoa, spirulina, kelp, acai, flaxseed, alfalfa and spinach – holy nutritional powerhouse!) are certified organic and this powder is almost completely gluten-free (0.28% gluten). It contains all of the 8 essential amino acids and it’s got lots of lovely soluble fibre and fatty acids. Greens powders are a great way to get a high dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in a highly bio-available form.
Yes but what about the taste! Truly? It’s lovely. I eat it off the spoon. It’s gentle, and almost creamy. Yes it’s “green” but that’s not a bad thing. I recommend it – give it a try. It’s £19 for the tub (and believe me it will last for ages because you don’t need much).
Nutritional stats per 10g:
7.2g carbs (1.2g sugars)
I also tried the Dietary Fibre Complex. I’m a big fan of taking fibre as a supplement, in capsule or powder form, and I tend to rotate the fibre I take every week or so. It definitely makes a difference to my fat loss when I’m prepping for contest and I know a lot of other competitors use this approach too. What I liked about Nova’s high fibre supplements is that it contains a great blend of lots of different fibres, including psyllium husk and seed, flaxseed powder, fenugreek powder and apple pectin (amongst other colon-friendly ingredients!) I can report that, yes, this fibre supplement works and that I’d recommend you follow the suggestion about taking it before bed! I’m used to fibre supps but I can imagine this one – effective as it is – might be quite strong for some people and you’d want it to be doing its thing whilst your body is resting in bed. Having said that, the dosage instructions do advise a low dose to begin with.
Yours, with a healthy colon…
Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.