The first question that will pop into many people’s minds when thinking of starting a juicing or smoothie diet will be, “Why are green smoothies better than other smoothies?”… After all, aren’t all vegetables and fruits beneficial?
Yes, it’s true that different fruit and vegetables contain a multitude of vitamins and antioxidants. However, greens contain a lot more vitamins and antioxidants than the other vegetables which are called “Phytonutrients”. With a good mix of greens in your smoothies, you will not miss out on any vitamins that your body needs.
You should note that the drinks are made with raw vegetables and fruits. There are no additives, artificial flavouring, sugar or sweeteners, etc. The smoothies are best consumed in their raw form to derive the optimal benefits from the healthy, wholesome nutrients.
Now that we’ve discovered that green smoothies are a massive shortcut to excellent health & vitality, let’s look at the benefits that can be accrued from preparing and consuming these smoothie gifts from nature.
Benefits of Green Smoothies:
Now we’ve discovered that green smoothies are excellent for one’s health, let’s look at how they actually help you get healthier and stronger.
While you may not notice a change overnight, as you consume green smoothies over a period of 2 or 3 weeks, you’ll notice that you have more energy and a better outlook in general. You will have more vitality and zest for life. You won’t be able to explain why… but rest assured that the green smoothies are making a difference.
To achieve this, it’s best to consume the smoothies on an empty stomach. Another good time to drink these smoothies is after an exercise session when your body is craving nutrients.
As mentioned earlier, Joe Cross lost almost 100 pounds from a juice fast. It may make many people panic when they think of not eating food and merely drinking smoothies. They fear starving or becoming under-nourished.
This is a huge fallacy. Our bodies require nutrients from food. That is true. However, there is a severe dearth of good nutrients in the food we consume these days. That is why people never feel satiated and constantly keep eating.
The food they’re eating is high in processed ingredients, additives, etc. While it may fill the stomach, these are empty calories that lack the nutrients the body needs. As a result, the body craves more food to compensate for the lack of ingredients. So, people eat more, get obese and stay unhealthy.
Green smoothies are packed with micronutrients that the body craves. You would be surprised to learn that a single glass of green vegetable juice, full of good nutrients that the body craves, is more beneficial than an entire meal at a swanky restaurant.
They Combat and Prevent Illness
This is pretty straightforward. Right from young, parents have instructed their children to eat their greens. Everyone knows that vegetables are essential for good health and for strengthening your immune system. Prevention is better than cure.
They Contain Healing Properties, Prevent Acne and Aid in Detoxification
Green smoothies contain essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that encourage quick healing. This is one reason why bodybuilders consume greens products. They usually take supplements in tablet form. Drinking green smoothies is much more beneficial than popping greens supplement tablets.
Acne sufferers, especially teenagers notice that their acne problems tend to diminish when consuming green juices. Since the greens are rich in vitamin A, sulphur, vitamin k, vitamin c, etc. the body’s immune system is stronger and is able to combat health issues such as acne or even yeast infections effectively.
Detoxification is another fantastic benefit of green juices. The food we eat, water we drink and even the air we breathe is often filled with toxins. Green smoothies will help the body detoxify itself more effectively.
Other benefits of Green Smoothies:
They are easily digested and the body is able to quickly assimilate the essential nutrients.
The smoothies are rich in fiber and help maintain a healthy digestive system.
They can be delicious once you get used to them. The mix of fruits and vegetables can be tasty. You’re consuming a very tasty ‘medicine’ for your body.
If you struggle to eat vegetables, green smoothies are a very convenient replacement. This applies to kids who hate eating vegetables. It is much easier to gulp down a green smoothie instead of gnawing on Brussels sprouts like a hamster at the dinner table. They are just as healthy too. The smoothies, not the hamster.
Green smoothies help to maintain a healthy cholesterol level in the body.
As you can see, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by drinking green smoothies often.