Plant-Based Nutrition

7 of the Most Common Questions About Greens Answered

If you’re anything like Ron Swanson, you may have a hard time getting vegetables in your life. Even if you love eating them, they are still hard to keep fresh and can be very expensive.

As a nutritionist and vegetarian, I know how hard it can be to get all the dietary requirements you need to fuel your body! That’s why we came up with IdealRaw Greens to help you get more nutrients in your diet! You’re welcome. Okay but really we want you to be able to be as healthy as you can even with your busy schedule.

IdealGreens isn’t a replacement for your veggies but it contains a lot of nutrients, vitamins, and benefits you could be missing!

So how could IdealGreens help you with your nutrition? To unpack that question, I’ll break it down into 8 frequently asked questions!

Your Questions About Greens Answered

1. Can Greens Help You Lose Weight?

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Having greens in your diet can help you lose weight because they can be filling but are low in calories, which can help you manage your hunger! Greens contain fiber and that can help your body feel satiated by taking a long time to digest. Longer time to digest means you’ll feel full for longer!

Fiber is also beneficial for regulating the digestive system. Tummy problems can make it more difficult to lose weight, so fiber will also help in this area. Eating a variety of veggies is a great way to keep on track with your diet because it fills you up without greatly increasing your calorie intake.

2. Can Greens Help Your Immune System?

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Greens such as kale and spinach are great sources of vitamins like A, C, E, and K. They also contain a lot of carotenoids-antioxidants that protect cells, which can play a role in helping the body protect itself from cell damage or mutation.

They contain high levels of fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Dark greens are also great sources of folate which assists in DNA replication and repair. Vitamin K helps to protect your bones, and antioxidants help with overall health.

Greens can definitely help your body with giving it the nutrients it needs to keep you healthy and strong.

3. What Greens Have the Most Protein?

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You may be wondering what veggies have the largest amount of protein, well I’ll tell you. Vegetables, in general, are not super high in protein. (Unless we’re talking legumes.)

Hubbard squash, Brussel Sprouts, and Asparagus do have some protein. Edamame probably has the most amount of protein out of all of them.

If you are vegan or vegetarian you will need to make sure you are getting enough protein in your diet. You can do this by eating legumes, eggs (if you’re vegetarian), supplementing with vegan protein powder (like IdealRaw Organic Protein), or protein bars.

4. What’s the difference between IdealRaw Greens and IdealRaw Superfoods?

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This is probably one of our top asked questions. Here are the biggest differences:

IdealRaw Superfood

Superfoods contains 12 fruit and veggie superfoods including beet, tomato, cranberry, blueberry, cherry, and broccoli. Per serving, it also contains 6g of plant protein, 5g of carbs, and 45 calories. You’ll also get green tea extract and a variety of vitamins and minerals including A, C, E, B vitamins, calcium, zinc, and iron.

IdealRaw Greens

Greens contains a blend of 7 super greens including, kale, chlorella, spirulina, spinach, turmeric, wheat grass, alfalfa, shitake, and moringa. You’ll also get probiotics and prebiotics for improved digestion and maximal absorption. Each serving contains 25 calories, 4g of carbs, 3g of fiber, and 2g of protein. You’ll get important vitamins including D and C, with some iron potassium, and calcium.

You can mix in both Superfoods and Greens with your smoothies for a serious boost of superfood nutrition!

5. What are the Benefits of Eating Mushrooms?

What’s so great about mushrooms? Well, oddly enough there’s a lot of great benefits! Something odd about them is that they contain vitamin D, which is not found in food unless it’s an animal product.

Also, vitamin B-12 is usually found in mushrooms and it’s actually the same kind that is found in meat. They also have antioxidants which help your immune system and protect your cells. There have also been studies found that show that it may have an effect in lowering the desire for salt. That can really help with staying away from those salty treats.

They do this because they contain high amounts of compounds (glutamate and ribonucleotides), which are responsible for providing the savory taste(called umami). The darker the mushroom the greater the amount!

Mushrooms are a great option because they are comparable to some of the benefits found in meat, they are also low calorie, and they provide that savory taste you crave!

6. What are Spirulina and Chlorella?

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Ever heard of them? They are algae! So you may be thinking, “Why would I want to eat algae?” Well for starters these little guys are packed with nutrients! Spirulina is a “blue-green algae”, it has nutrients like protein, B-vitamins, and iron. Spirulina and Chlorella contain nutrients that boost the immune system.

Chlorella is an algae that grows in fresh water. It’s a plant that has benefits such as amino acids, peptides, proteins, and vitamins. It also has good bacteria that helps with digestion.

7. Are Greens Better Than Other Vegetables?

Fruits and vegetables are very important for a healthy diet, I’m sure you’ve realized that if you’ve come this far! Eating a variety of fruits and veggies can actually be just as important as how much of them you’re eating.

Different veggies contain different benefits, so eating different ones can mean you get a larger variety of benefits. They are beneficial for your immune system, helps to regulate digestion, and helps your vision!

8. Do Greens Have Probiotics?

Unless we are talking about kimchi, greens do not contain probiotics. You can ferment vegetables and pickle them to make them have probiotics. Foods that have probiotics are foods like kimchi, miso, yogurt, and kombucha.

So veggies may not contain probiotics but they do have properties that help with digestion like fiber. So it can still help with digestion!

If you are looking for a quality probiotic supplement, try IdealRaw Probiotic!

The Point

The point is that your body needs greens! Getting enough greens in your diet can boost your immune system, help with healthy skin and hair, as well aid in weight loss.

Ideal Raw Organic Greens will help you get more variety with your veggies and superfoods because it has 7 different ones including kale, spirulina, chlorella, turmeric, and more! It also has probiotics and prebiotics, which help your gut and digestion. It also has digestive enzymes that help to maximize nutrient absorption. All that for only 25 calories.



Lisa Danielson

Lisa Danielson

Vegan Nutritionist

Major advocate for all things green and vegetarian. With the nickname “Veggie Lisa”, I am here to help you love veggies as much as I do! With my tips and tricks for preparing delicious veggies, you’ll never think plants are boring again.


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