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The Power Of Greens - What Are Greens Drinks And Do You Need Them

What are ‘Greens’?

When we talk about ‘greens’ and green foods, we tend to be talking about foods that are literally green. Maybe not green smarties or wine gums, but typically either cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, sprouts, kale, lettuce, spinach, kale…) or things like Spirulina, a type of blue green algae, that has a wide variety of essential vitamins and minerals and other exotic green vegetables that we may not consider as a part of a typical western diet, such as chlorella. Green leafy vegetables are rich in phytonutrients that tend to be absent from most multivitamins and recovery drinks, and many processed foods. For example, spirulina may prevent muscle damage under conditions of oxidative stress, while inducing immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory responses(2). Kale provides a source of calcium and vitamin K, with low levels associated with increased chances of fractures and decreases in bone strength(3). Other greens like chlorella have been shown to combat the reduction in SIgA secretion (an antibody serving as the first line of defense within our immune system)(4).

Coco Choc Greens - Coconut Chocolate Flavoured Greens Drink With Added Pre & Probiotics

- Great Coconut Chocolate Flavour!
- Contains 10 super green foods with added pre & probiotics
- Supports the immune system (1)
- Source of Vitamin B12 to maintain energy levels (2)
- Source of Iron which supports mental function (3) 

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Do I Need Greens?

Hopefully we all know the importance of taking on nutrients, antioxidants, bioactive compounds, and phytochemicals from a balanced diet with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other plant foods for optimal nutrition, health, and well-being(1). But does this mean we need to take these on in the form of powdered drinks? 

It depends.

You need to ask yourself how many portions you get a day through your normal diet - and be honest. If the answer one or two (or none), chances are you could benefit from a convenient increased intake of these superfoods.

Those most likely to benefit from Greens Drinks:

- Those with diets lacking in a variety of vegetables and fruits
- Those currently on a calorie restricted (or lower calorie) diet

Aliment Greens Supplements

So, while many people consume adequate green foods and vegetables in their diets, there may be times when a convenient, nutrient dense Greens Drink will be beneficial.

Aliment's greens drinks are the UK's ultimate green nutrient products. They are a blend of some of the most antioxidant-rich vegetables and algae around. Yes, Greens Drinks are packed full of goodness, such as antioxidants and vitamins that provide amazing effects on your immune system, energy and overall health, but they’re not always the tastiest of ingredients and often get avoided more than they should, which is why we’ve made our green drinks possibly THE best tasting and most refreshing greens products on the market, making your dose of greens a tasty one.


1 - Nieman, D. C., & Pedersen, B. K. (2004). Exercise, nutrition and immune function.Journal of sports sciences,22(1), 115-125.

2 - Wu, Q., Liu, L., Miron, A., Klímová, B., Wan, D., & Kuča, K. (2016). The antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and anti-inflammatory activities of Spirulina: an overview.Archives of toxicology,90(8), 1817-1840.

3 - Liu, R. H. (2013). Health-promoting components of fruits and vegetables in the diet. Advances in Nutrition: An International Review Journal,4(3), 384S-392S.

4 - Otsuki, T., Shimizu, K., Iemitsu, M., & Kono, I. (2012). Chlorella intake attenuates reduced salivary SIgA secretion in kendo training camp participants.Nutrition journal,11(1), 103.