There are many things that are required to live a healthy lifestyle. Diet is certainly one of the most important of these. While there are many ways to eat healthy, one of the best and easiest choices is making delicious smoothies from nutrient rich fruits and vegetables. Below is a list of 10 reasons why making smoothies can be great for your health.
The recipes for certain dishes force you to compromise in regards to only using some healthy ingredients in combination with other things that aren’t as good for you. This isn’t the case for smoothies. Smoothies can be composed entirely of extremely healthy natural ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, yogurt, honey, soy milk and more.
If someone feels hungry in the middle of a long workday or in the middle of the night, chances are they’re going to go for unhealthy choices like candy bars, potato chips, sugary breakfast cereals, etc. for a quick fix. One thing that drinking smoothies can do is help cut down those cravings for unhealthy foods. Your body will already be supplied with the nutrients, minerals and fiber it needs, so you will be less likely to find yourself suddenly thinking about junk food.
Many people suffer from issues such as indigestion, gas, bloating and constipation. Drinking a smoothie, however, is very easy on your stomach and intestines. For one, the blender has already done most of the process of breaking down food into smaller components for you. This can mean benefiting from the right amount of fiber in your diet as well as avoiding some of the digestion issues associated with fiber rich roughage.
Many people do work that requires a lot of thought. If your job involves math, science, memorization or strategic decision making, you should certainly choose foods that are going help assist the neurons in your brain to make the synapses that allow for logical thinking. Smoothies are an excellent choice. If you want to help your brain, choose smoothie ingredients that are rich sources of Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, anti-oxidants and fatty acids.
Last but not least, smoothies can simply make a very delicious snack or meal. Choose ingredients you already like. For example, if you like bananas and want something sweet, make a smoothing from bananas, strawberries, honey and yogurt. If you want something more savory and spicy, try avocado blended with jalapeños and Mexicans spices. The choices are nearly endless. As long as one of your favorite foods is a healthy ingredient, there is a very strong chance that you’ll be able to find a smoothie recipe that includes it. So try a delicious, nutritious smoothie today like this morning glory kale smoothie recipe and many others in our recipe center.
Thanks to Chef Samuel!