There are many health benefits that can be enjoyed from drinking green smoothies. Following are some of them
1. Natural weight loss
By replacing a meal each day with a green smoothie, lowers overall calorie intake while increasing fruit, vegetable and fiber intake, thus helping you to lose weight. Also, green smoothies help to reset your taste buds so much that you want to eat healthy and start craving for healthy foods.
2. Boost fruit and vegetable intake (particularly greens)
The American Cancer Society recommends that we should eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily to prevent cancer and other diseases. Green smoothies are a quick and convenient way to consume vegetables and dark leafy greens without tasting them. The fruits mask the flavor and all you taste is pineapple, mango or banana, meanwhile, you are consuming a healthy dose of spinach or any other vegetable you put in.
3. Increase energy
Green smoothies provide a boost of minerals, antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients, thus providing you with energy to get the things done. Also, green smoothies provide B-vitamins and magnesium that help to support energy metabolism.
4. Boost nutrition
Green smoothies are full of so much nutrients and minerals. Blending fruits and vegetables unlocks the nutrients they contain and maximizes their delivery to your body
5. Strengthen immune system
Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables protect your body against diseases.
6. Excellent source of minerals for healthy bones
Green smoothies provide a rich source of minerals, present mostly in dark leafy greens. The minerals are calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
7. Support colon and gut health
Fibers from blending whole fruits and vegetables are essential for good colon health, feed your beneficial gut microbes, support optimum digestion and build a strong immune system.
8. Support eye health and protect vision
Green smoothies are rich in antioxidant compounds that secure good eye health. They are found in many fruits and vegetables which include lutein, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and resveratrol.
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