By now everybody should know the importance of eating a variety of fruit and especially vegetables. Every health condition can be improved through the addition of at least 5 serves of veg and 2 serves of fruit every day, especially those chronic diseases that have become such a regular feature of our modern lives. Diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, arthritis, macular degeneration, IBS, cardiovascular disease, and many other health issues can either be prevented or significantly ameliorated by adding these vitamin/mineral/antioxidant powerhouses to our plates on a regular basis.

Good intentions vs realities of daily life

Even with the knowledge of human physiology and the clear pathways to health that I have, I have struggled to eat what I consider a respectable volume of vegetables and fruits day to day (note that this would be higher than the general recommendations mentioned above). A busy working life, family commitments, and a myriad of other daily demands mean that somehow I would get to the end of the day frequently deficient in my plant based dietary compounds.

Concentrated powdered extracts to the rescue

So how to get more of these beneficial foods into my diet in a convenient form? The answer is simple – powdered vegetables and fruits. It amazes me how so many people will turn to tablets and pills of synthetic nutrients or herbal extracts before they have even addressed their basic nutritional requirements. Obviously the treatment of specific health conditions can and should incorporate these potent therapies, but I would argue only after the dietary needs are met.

I take at least 1 scoop per day of a concentrated vegetable and fruit powder that gives me the equivalent of 2 serves of vegetables and 1 serve of fruit (I will often take 2 scoops to really ramp up the nutrients). The powder is freeze dried from fresh picked organic ingredients that include broccoli, kale, spinach, barley grass, wheat grass, beetroot, carrot, ¬†strawberries, blueberries and cherry (plus many more). What’s more there are no synthetic vitamins or minerals added, just pure food concentrate (many powdered supplements on the market will add these synthetics to make the nutrient profile look better).

I will of course endeavor to eat as many fresh vegetables and fruits as possible throughout the day, but I consider this daily powdered supplement my number one health insurance.

So my take home message is this – source a good quality, pure food concentrate powder and start taking it every day. There are no contraindications or cautions, only a plethora of health benefits from providing your body with the essential micronutrients it craves.

In wellness,


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3 Responses to The one supplement I take every day

  1. Megs says:

    Hi James,
    I have just discovered your site (via researching curcumin) and find what I’ve managed to look at so far very informative. I will definitely study more after giving my brain a bit of a spell – let it absorb and commit to memory what I’ve already read!
    This article is of particular interest to me and I am wondering if there is a certain brand/s you can recommend – it is an absolute nightmare out there trying to choose the best quality supplements, especially when price is a factor.
    Any suggestions would be gratefully accepted.
    Many thanks,

    • James says:

      Hi Megs,
      Thanks for checking out the site and glad to hear you’ve found it informative.
      I really like the Nuzest brand of superfood powder. They use quality ingredients and highly absorbable forms of vitamins and minerals.
      Hope this helps.

      • Megs says:

        Cheers James, very helpful… off to look at their website right now!
        Thanks for taking the time to reply so quickly.

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