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How to Take Food Powders for Optimal Absorption
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on May 11, 2009
As a daily user of both products, which I love by the way, I would like to understand what evidence supports this and specifically for how long I should refrain from eating after taking the products on a empty stomach?
Hi there Michele,
Thank you for your e-mail.
All of my thoughts on the greens and cherry powder and their effectiveness is based on experiential evidence i.e. what I have experienced with my own body, and what I have observed in people who have used these products for a significant length of time.
The benefits that I see most frequently in folks who take these whole food supplements are as follows:
Normalization of bowel movements
Improved skin tone
Improved blood circulation in extremities
Less allergies (seasonal)
Stronger teeth and gums
Less frequent colds
Quicker healing of wounds (in folks who have challenges with chronic, recurrent wounds)
I have found that these benefits occur when these powders are taken on their own, and also when they are taken with or after eating other foods. But I've been noticing that people tend to report more immediate and obvious benefits when they take these powders (mixed with a liquid) on an empty stomach.
After you take the powders with a beverage of your choice, you can eat solid foods right away, as pure liquids pretty much go straight to your small intestine, to be absorbed into your bloodstream. Any food that you eat after taking the powders in liquid form shouldn't impede absorption of the powders into your system.
Just a reminder: be sure to thoroughly blend or vigorously shake the powders with a liquid before consuming, as this will ensure that you get the most benefits per tablespoon.
When I don't blend the powders into a smoothie, I combine them with liquid in a thermos with a tight lid and shake for at least 10 to 20 seconds to ensure a good mix.
The most current version of our green food formula is micro-pulverized like never before - it's just about as fine as baby powder, which makes it super easy to absorb.
For more guidance on using whole food powders to promote your best health, please feel free to view:
With best wishes,
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