Are Green Smoothies Healthy?

You like the idea of drinking smoothies, but are they beneficial to your health?

We Need To Consume More Greens

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We develop bad habits that are unhealthy and can cause early death, such as smoking, no exercise, being over weight, not sufficient sleep, and not enough greens in our diet.

We need to find the best way to consume greens, so we will eat more.

A Great Way To Increase Your Intake Of Greens

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A very good way to consume more greens is with whole-food smoothies.

They are very convenient too. These days everyone is in a hurry. Smoothies definitely fill the bill.

By adding smoothies to your diet, you will also be increasing your fruit consumption. A great one two punch.

Many students and busy people with careers say they don’t have the time to peel and prepare fruit.

Smoothies can be the solution.

Make smoothies a habit.

A Healthy Dessert Drink

Smoothies are also alike in looks and consistency.as unhealthy dessert drinks.

This makes them doubly attractive.

You can make them thick or thin, just like milkshakes. But that is where the similarity ends.

Milkshakes are no match at all when it comes to nutrition. Smoothies are king!

Carotenoids Help Protect

Carotenoids are pigments that give fruits and vegetables their color. Examples are carrots, cantaloupe, sweet potato, purple potatoes, and kale. They act as antioxidants and can protect your cells from free radicals.

Free radicals can cause cellular damage, that can lead to disease.

Carotenoids are much better absorbed from smoothies versus eating them.

Chewing does not break the cell walls as thoroughly as a blender would.

Protect Your Eyes

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Do you want more protection for your eyes. Lutein may be just what you need.

Spinach is high in lutein, and is also better absorbed when you blend it, versus chewing.

Blending Your Soups

You can also blend cooked vegetables, for soups and sauces making the absorption of the nutrients much higher.

So if you are eating your veggies every day as you should be, you might want to puree them or blend them to significantly enhance the nutrient absorption of them.

What Is A Good Blender

The Vitamix 5200 is an excellent high speed blender. It should last for years. It makes great smoothies and so much more. I even make my own flour. You can make hot soups right in the blender.

Many chefs and restaurants use them because they are that good.

They are higher priced than most other blenders, but are known for their quality. I have had mine for years.

Lower Priced Blender Alternatives

There are some lower priced blenders that may be more affordable to you.

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System is a good alternative.

It will replace appliances you already have. It can do multiple jobs.

So if you want something a little less expensive than a Vitamix, this will be a great option.

 

Conclusion

You need more greens in your diet.

You need to consume them in a way that your body absorbs them best.

You want a delicious and fast way to accomplish this.

That way is a smoothie.

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