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Green-Smoothie

Benefits of drinking Green Smoothies

Green smoothies have so many amazing health benefits!  The ingredients can include; spinach, lettuce, kale, and collard greens; for the more advanced green smoothie drinker you can also add; parsley, dandelion greens, watercress — really any leafy green veggie your palate can handle! Bananas, apples, pears, avocado, and mango are great companions in these beverages and by drinking these smoothies your body will absorb all the wonderful nutrients that these foods have to offer.
See a list below of all the benefits that drinking a green smoothie provide!

1)      Weight loss.  Increasing the number of fruit and vegetables you eat in a day gives your body an opportunity to shed excess fat and water weight built up from toxins stored in the body.

2)      Weight gain.  If you are trying to gain weight, it is much easier to add a filling green smoothie to your existing diet and drink your extra calories that you need to put on weight.

3)      More energy.  If you start the day with a green smoothie you will notice a massive increase in the amount of energy you have.

4)      Mental clarity: Junk food, especially processed white flour and sugar can clog our minds making our brains feel cloudy.  Drinking green smoothies will clear your mind and free up your creativity so you can think more easily.

5)      Crave less junk: When you increase the amount of healthy foods in your diet and decrease the unhealthy foods you will naturally stop craving junk food and crave more of the same healthy food.

6)      Less snacking: A filling green smoothie normally contains the right amount of calories for one healthy meal.  And because the ingredients are generally low GI, they will keep your blood sugar levels low until lunch time helping you to cut out snacking altogether.

7)      Improves skin.  The amount of acne may reduce when you improve your diet by drinking more green smoothies.

8)      Lessens wrinkles: The increased fluids and power of natural foods in your diet will hydrate your skin and reduce your wrinkles making you look younger.

9)      Reduce the risk of serious diseases:  It is well known that one way of preventing cancer and heart disease is to increase the number of fruit and vegetables in your diet.  The more green smoothies you drink, the lower your risk.

10)  Improve your immunity to colds, flu and other bugs and feel generally amazing.

11)  Improve your digestion, detox and get your health off to a flying start today. A green smoothie will be guaranteed to get everything moving in the morning.

Green smoothies offer pure nutrition. The amount of vitamins you’ll get depends on the fruits and vegetables you choose for the smoothie. However, most fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins A and C. Guava is also high in folate, while avocados provide high amounts of potassium and magnesium.

Green smoothies are much more beneficial than fruit or vegetable juices. When juices are extracted, you get vitamins and minerals but no fibre. However, smoothies are made using the whole fruit/vegetable, so you get all the fibre in your drink.

 

Sourced from: www.vegkitchen.com/tips/top-10-benefits-of-green-smoothies/#OktX8Z683Fi8zvd5.99