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TOP 10 HEALTH BENEFITS
OF GREEN SMOOTHIES
by Drew Sgoutas,
Certified Health Coach
Are you looking for the most efficient way to eat healthy and lose fat but still have some fun with it?
Turns out the solution is not some magic pills or powders. Read on to discover how drinking healthy smoothies can help you to feel full and eat less, and even stop you putting on weight!
But that’s not all…
Here’s what I discovered over the last few years, experimenting a lot with making my own nutritious smoothies, to help me stay in peak condition - physically and mentally.
I’ve done a ton of research into what works and I’m really excited to share it with you in this blog post.
#1 all-Natural Weight Loss
It may come as a surprise to you, but smoothies are an effortless way to lose weight. In fact, most people who follow my Smoothie Diet Weight Loss Program report up to 3-8 pounds weight loss in their first week!
There are two main reasons why green smoothies help you lose weight:
First, replacing a meal each day with a green smoothie lowers overall calorie intake, while increasing fruit, vegetable, and fiber intake.
Secondly, green smoothies help reset your taste buds so that you want to eat healthy, and you actually start craving healthy foods.
#2 Increased Energy
Green smoothies provide a powerful boost of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients without bogging down your digestive system. Since you are eating natural, whole foods in the most optimum form for your digestion and nutrient absorption, you will have more energy to get things done and enjoy your day.
Green smoothies provide B vitamins and magnesium that help support energy metabolism.
#3 Boost Fruit & Vegetable Intake
The American Cancer Society recommends that we eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day to prevent cancer and other diseases. Green smoothies are a quick and convenient way to get your vegetables and dark, leafy greens without tasting them.
The fruit masks the flavor so even though all you taste is pineapple, mango, banana or strawberry, you are consuming a healthy dose of spinach, kale, or any other vegetable that you put in.
The average green smoothie contains 3-5 servings (or more) of fruits and vegetables.
#4 Boosts Nutrition
Green smoothies are jam-packed full of nutrients.
The average green smoothie recipe on my rapid weight loss program provides more than 100% of your daily value of vitamins A (as beta-carotene), C, and K. They also provide a good source of B vitamins (except B12), vitamin E, and folate.
As for minerals, green smoothies are an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and many other trace minerals.
Blending fruits and vegetables together breaks down the cells of plants and improves digestibility. Your blender unlocks the nutrients and maximizes their delivery to your body more than chewing any salad could.
Green smoothies are quicker and more convenient than preparing and thoroughly chewing a salad.
#5 Strengthens Immune System
Increased fruit and vegetable consumption helps keep your body in optimum health. Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, as well as some of the compounds found in certain foods help protect your body against disease.
Citrus fruits, cranberries, and ginger are the top immune-boosting smoothie ingredients.
#6 Excellent Source of Antioxidants
Green smoothies deliver a massive dose of health-protecting antioxidants and phytonutrients. Not only are you giving your body the best defenses aganst disease, you are ingesting a variety of natural substances that are essential for optimum health and fitness.
To get the most antioxidants in your blends, try making your green smoothies with blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, pomegranates, acai, and cacao (raw chocolate).
#7 Supports Colon and Gut Health
Unlike juicing or drinking fruit juice, green smoothies contain the whole fruit and vegetable so that you get all of the fiber and nutrition.
Fiber is essential for good colon health. It feeds your beneficial gut microbes, supporting optimum digestion and a strong immune system.
#8 Good for Skin, Hair & Nails
A lot of say that their skin, hair, and nails look healthier and stronger while drinking green smoothies.
#9 Reduces and Combats Cravings
Green smoothies reduce cravings for junk foods, unhealthy sweets, salt, and fats. You will find that after a few weeks of drinking smoothies, you will crave healthier foods such as fruits, vegetables, and greens.
The sweet fruit in green smoothies satisfies cravings for sweets. If you crave chocolate, you can make green smoothies with healthy, raw chocolate (cacao).
Most fruits and vegetables have anti-inflammatory properties, so green smoothies are an excellent food if you suffer from inflammatory conditions.
Many of my clients report that drinking green smoothies every day reduces inflammation.
In addition to these health benefits, green smoothies are:
Green smoothies are life-changing!
To Your Health!
Certified Health Coach,
P.S. Whether you are just trying to lose the last 5-10 lbs or you want to lose 30 lbs or more, I encourage you to watch this FREE video presentation below and try my Smoothie Diet Program to see how effective smoothies for weight loss can be.