Overcome fatigue – enjoy greens!

Sometimes you feel exhausted like all your power has been worn down. Long, dark winter has consumed all the energy, and you need to restore it somehow. Favorite sport, healthy and versatile diet and spending time with you friends and family of course help, but is there any faster way to get rid of the fatigue?
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Fatigue hits you often, especially in the springtime, since long dark winter has made our body consume almost all vitamins, but fatigue can also lurk behind the corner at any time of the year. Luckily, all the good greens harvested in springtime are available for later use as supplements.

We asked nutrition expert Jaakko Halmetoja to share his tips for banishing spring fatigue.

  • You should focus on liquids. In fact, in the spring, I start drinking juices regularly and all kinds of cocoa drinks. Another thing to pay attention to in your diet is greens. In the spring, wild vegetables start to bud, and spring has been the time in our developmental history when a lot of green vegetables have been used.

Halmetoja highlights nettle as a good choice from the spring supply, which has invigorating and immune supportive effects. It also promotes the respiratory organs, so it´s great in spring when pollen is everywhere. Nettle can be enjoyed in many ways, for example in smoothies or infused into tea.

Another thing that Halmetoja refuels himself with in the spring is chlorella. Chlorella in powder form can be hard to ingest, but the Foodin series chlorella compress tablets, processed into small pills, solve this problem well. Fatigue can be overcome by eating leafy greens.

  • Chlorella is definitely one of the best things when it comes to blood creation, as it has huge amounts of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is an important building block for blood and it has antioxidant effect too, Halmetoja advises.

Leafy greens can also be conveniently enjoyed in the form of juice powders. Jaakko Halmetoja mentions Foodin’s wheatgrass juice powder, which mixes well with any liquid, as a good alternative. With green juices, Halmetoja recommends favoring citrus fruits that balance the mild bitterness of green powders.

Spring fatigue vs. green powder – an effortless way to refuel with greens

The Green Powder of the Foodin series has become a favorite among Ruohonjuuri customers due to its wide-ranging composition. What makes green powder such a great product?

  • “Foodin’s green powder is a nutrient-dense, classic green powder. The diverse and balanced composition ensures that no individual components are too dominant, and this also balances the taste,” Halmetoja says.

A jar of green powder blend thus contains a very comprehensive amount of good nutrients. Halmetoja especially recommends adding the green powder to smoothies.

  • “The green powder blend is especially suitable for those who want more energy, support for their metabolism and a wide range of nutrients, as well as for those interested in weight management,” he says.

In addition to green and juice powders, spice plants, which bring a “fire element” to food, are definitely recommended – ginger, turmeric, cardamom. They increase body heat production, ginger is well-known for its promotive effects on digestion.

  • “I add a generous amount of these to my raw cocoa drinks mixes. By the way, you can put cocoa mass in the cocoa drink instead of the powder,” Halmetoja suggests.

If you are looking for luxurious fullness in a cocoa drink, Halmetoja recommends Foodin’s Dark and Dreamy raw cocoa nibs. As a final touch, he also recommends chaga and cordyceps, or caterpillar fungus, which act as a buffer against stress. It can easily give you energy and vitality.

Just try out and feel good!

Health claims based on EFSA:

M-2008-1061 2172 - Zingiber officinale (Common Name : Ginger) - Digestive health
M-2008-1061 2498 - Urtica dioica (Nettle) - Respiratory health
M-2008-1061 2152 - Urtica dioica (Common Name : Nettle) - Invigoration of the body
M-2008-1061 1500 - Chlorella - Immune health
M-2008-1061 1797 - Chlorella algae (Chorella pyrenoidosa) - Antioxidativity
M-2008-1061 3146 - Chlorella kessleri, disintegrated alga - It nourishes the organism and has a beneficial effect on the production of blood cells.
M-2008-1061 3127 - Cordyceps sinensis - Adaptogen, supports energy level, Invigoration of the body, supports immunesystem
M-2008-1061 4390 - Cordyceps sinensis-fungus larvae-mycelium - Antioxidant due to polysaccharides content