Are Juice Cleanse Powders Worth It?
If you’ve gotten into juicing or juice cleanses before, you know that there is nothing quite like the good feeling you get from enjoying the best in green drinks. They are a great way to cut down on your caloric intake and help promote weight loss. However, for many of us, making the juices we want can be a bit of a hassle. Many of the best juices are also perishable, making them difficult to store for later.
Juice cleanse powders appear to be the perfect solution to this, and there are plenty of people out there who will swear by them. The idea seems pretty perfect – you get your juice in a powdered form that will stay good pretty much indefinitely. However, when you compare green juice vs. green powder, fasting with green powder isn’t such a great choice.
What are Green Powders?
So what exactly is a juice cleanse powder, or “green powder” as they are more often known? Basically, a green powder is a supplement that takes the form of a (you guessed it) powder. Generally, this will be made by grinding down all the desired ingredients and then drying them out, just leaving a powdered substance behind. While this basic process is used for most green powders, there are many manufacturers who will also add in extra supplemental ingredients beyond the fruits and vegetables they’ve dried.
Powders Pros and Cons
As mentioned, the main “pro” of green powders is that they are convenient. All you have to do is scoop some green powder into some water, and voila – you’ve got a green drink seemingly checking all of your health requirement boxes. The fact that the ingredients are dried also allows more of them to be packed into a smaller package, so to speak. Many manufacturers of green powders will add in vitamins and minerals. Green powders can also manage to be fairly low calorie, since it’s just a powder added to water.
However, there are distinct downsides to going for green powders. First off, it can sometimes be difficult to track all the things that are actually in a green powder. In fact, many of them have been found to contain excess sugar (what’s the point of a blended juice cleanse then?) and poisonous materials. There’s also the problem that drying out the ingredients can in many cases take away the nutritional value – much more than can be gained by adding extra in. If you sacrifice freshness, you sacrifice goodness.
Green Juice vs. Green Powder
While juice cleanse powders are certainly convenient, they do have significant downsides when measured up against the freshest green drinks. Even if you can get past the possibility of poisonous or toxic materials that may have been added into them, they simply aren’t going to give you the same nutrients that a green drink would. This is crucial for staying healthy during a blended juice cleanse. The low-calorie intake during fasting with green powder can actually be a downside – if you go too low on the calorie intake you’ll end up feeling starved and extremely low energy. This may cause you to give up on your otherwise successful juice cleanse experience.
Of course, there is that wonderful convenience. Can you really get green drinks faster than by using a powder? If you get a delivery from Chef V, it’s entirely possible. We deliver absolutely fresh green drinks right to your doorstep. All you have to do, is enjoy them. Check our delivery areas today to see if you can start getting Chef V’s delicious, nutritions and convenient green drinks.