Drinking green smoothies is the best way to incorporate tremendous amounts of greens into your diet and your family’s diet. As children often refuse to eat their vegetables, these smoothies act as the perfect alternative. They are not only tasty but also incredibly healthy. They are a great breakfast on the run and great for sneaking greens and veggies into both kids and adults. Regular consumption is said to knock 10 years off your age and add 10 years to your life. One serving of the smoothie contains over three cups of dark leafy green vegetables which is more than enough nutrition for a day. Greens have more nutrition than any other vegetable in the world and also contain amino acids which build protein and help support the muscles of the body. They are a great source of non-dairy calcium, magnesium and Vitamin C. These smoothies are also easy to store and can be kept in the refrigerator for two to two and a half days. Turning greens into smoothies is the best available idea to retain fiber. Fiber should be a crucial part of our diet because it helps in sweeping out toxins and keeping the digestive system intact. Green smoothies provide all the required fiber.
Green smoothies help with weight loss. They provide all the nutrition, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals that you need to lose weight in the healthiest way possible without having any side effects. The regular intake of these smoothies is known to reduce cravings for junk food. So if these smoothies are incorporated into the diet of your children, they will not only remain healthy but also reduce their junk food intake. Doctors recommend the intake of 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day to prevent cancer. For people who do not like the taste of greens and fruits, these smoothies act as an easy alternative to gulp all the servings down without tasting them. Blending fruits and vegetables together also breaks down the cells of plants and improves digestibility.
Green smoothies contain antioxidants and phyto-nutrients which build the body’s defense and immune system. Since the consumption of the smoothie provides a sudden boost of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in your system, your body automatically becomes energized. They provide a rich source of minerals for the bones, thereby making them much stronger.
Some experts also believe that green smoothies help neutralize blood pH and prevent the body from becoming too acidic. Although we are not sure how valid this is, studies show that heart burns and indigestion disappear after the consumption on green smoothies. One of the most well-known benefits of green smoothies is the clearing of skin. The skin is said to become radiant and clear because these smoothies are high in fiber and allow your body to eliminate toxins the right way instead of through your skin. Therefore green smoothies improve your family’s health and should be incorporated into the daily diet.
This article is a kind contribution by Marianna Kottnauer, founder, HappyLabel.cz