Keeping healthy and fit and on top of our dietary needs is always an important aspect of our lives. Considering the growing number of health issues, thanks to unhealthy lifestyles, it is essential to take the right steps to stay healthy.
One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to incorporate nutrient dense smoothies into your diet. We love green smoothies because all you need is fresh produce and a good quality high powered blender.
Many may cringe at the thought of drinking green smoothies and think that it’s just a fad, however, blending up vegetables and greens makes it so easy to live a healthier lifestyle and get what you need.
Blending is tasty way to adding essential green vegetables to your diet. Green vegetables produce chlorophyll which enhances your body’s ability to produce hemoglobin and strengthen the delivery of oxygen to the body cells. Green vegetables are also the healthiest alkaline foods you can include in your diet. You can mix a handful of kale, broccoli with herbs to get your daily dose of nutrients.
Blending reduces hunger
We all hate hunger pains so the best way to lose weight is to reduce those annoying hunger pains! Many fruits and vegetables have caloric value when you blend them. This makes it easy to eat as much as you want without worrying about weight gain. You not only get less hunger pangs but also find it easy to make healthy eating decisions instead of gorging on unhealthy junk food. You also know exactly what you’re putting into your recipes! There are no nasties hidden.
Retains good Fibre
When you blend fruits and vegetables you don’t get any waste and you keep the food items intact. The fibre content of the fruit and vegetable remain intact, which tend to be lost when juicing. Fibre is essential for regulating your digestion, lowering the risk of chronic diseases and helping stabilize your blood sugar levels.
Fiber plays a major role in digestive health. Fiber is the fuel the colon cells use to keep them healthy. Fiber also helps to keep the digestive tract flowing, by keeping your bowel movements soft and regular.
It is possible to get too much fiber, and your body will know it. You may experience bloating and many more bowel movements than you are normally are used to.
Less breakdown time
When you eat solid food, your body takes less time to breakdown the food. This also takes extra time to consume fats and oils present in the food. When you drink smoothies, your body can convert the food immediately and extract the essential nutrients. It’s perfect for those as well that cannot chew or have been put on a liquid / soft food diet.
Gives you a chance to include new foods
Everyone tends to eat only the foods that they like and couldn’t be bothered experimenting with new foods or healthier alternatives. Blending helps to introduce a new food group into your diet by easily hiding it amongst other ingredients. Including a cast array of ingredients in your smoothies helps your body get the essential vitamins and minerals that it needs to stay healthy.
It’s also a way to blend and hide in veggies that picky eaters would never try!
Blending fruits and vegetables makes it easy for a quick and healthy meal replacement. Some people opt for a salad which they then drown in oils (fats) and vinegars which in return hinders their weight loss journey. A veggie and fruit smoothie makes it easier to take control of your weight loss journey.
Makes it easy to absorb nutrients
Smoothies are light and easy to absorb as compared to eating a cooked meal. The reason is the raw ingredients in the smoothie helps in preserving the nutrients, which are otherwise destroyed in the cooking process. This makes it easy for your body to absorb the essential nutrients in fruits and vegetables.
Blending is super fast!
It takes no time to throw in your ingredients, blend it up and drink it. The cleaning time is a lot less too compared with cooking. Simply blend and you’re out the door! Don’t drink your smoothie too fast though. You still need to give your body enough time to digest the large amount of vitamins and minerals it’s getting.
Blending produces less waste
Blending includes literally everything from the fruit and vegetable. Some seeds and stickers will need to be removed though. I’m sure you’ll know which ones.
Blending helps create superfood cocktails
Blending up delicious smoothies helps you to add in superfood powders for an extra nutritional hit! Lets face it… no one wants to eat maca powder, spirilina, chlorella, cacao or flax seeds with a spoon straight from the bag. It’s so much easier to blend!
Easier to incorporate healthy fats into your diet
If you are looking at ways to incorporate healthy fats into your diet, blending them up into your smoothies makes it a lot easier. Try adding in Coconut oil or milk, MCT oil, flax seed oil, hemp seed oil or avocado oil. You can easily reach your daily needs for anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and other fats that are crucial for your cholesterol, blood, joint, brain and nerve health.