Why You Need to Eat More Greens (& How)

For gut health, we recommend eating a wide variety of veggies everyday. And when that’s too difficult, we have the solution.

We all know that eating more vegetables is important (thanks, Popeye). But for some people, getting 15+ veggies a day, as we recommend, seems totally out of the realm of possibility. 

Why we need to eat more vegetables

Our gut microbiome loves diversity. The more diversity in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, the better. Our gut also needs prebiotics which come from fruit and vegetable fibers. Prebiotics act as food for our gut organisms, creating a diverse composition of healthy bacteria. A healthy gut means healthy digestion, a strong immune system (70% of our immune system is located in our gut), clear skin, better sleep, and improved brain function. In addition to eating fruits and vegetables rich in prebiotic plant fibers, our gut also needs probiotics. Probiotics can be found in fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut or taken as a supplement. 

How to get more veggies in our diet

While it would be great to get our daily dose of vegetables from a variety of sources over the course of the day, it isn’t always realistic. Some days you might be tied to work and don’t have time to plan your meals. You might be traveling and don’t have access to your usual healthy ingredients. Or you might not feel like eating veggies. Those days happen to us too! Introducing Athletic Greens

Athletic Greens is a powder supplement that covers all the bases. There are many greens powders on the market but we like Athletic Greens because in just one scoop you’re getting 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food-sourced nutrients, probiotics, antioxidants, digestive enhancing enzymes, and immune supporting mushrooms. Add a scoop to water, mix, and drink. It’s that easy. So on the days that you can’t get 15 veggies, Athletic Greens is a great option. 
Shop Athletic Greens here.


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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and current student at The Institute of Culinary Education studying health supportive culinary arts. Her passions include making nourishing food taste and look delicious and guiding others towards feeling their best.


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