If you were told to do just one thing each day to change your health for the better, wouldn’t it make sense to follow that advice? Drinking a green smoothie each day is a great way to get your greens and ultimately transform your health for numerous reasons – here are just seven of them.
Loaded with nutrition to strengthen the immune system and more
Green smoothies are packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are readily bioavailable and easily absorbed. Veggies like kale and spinach are not only nutrient dense, full of fiber, iron, calcium and protein, but they’re filled with chlorophyll which serves to strengthen the immune system, keep inflammation under control, increase red blood cell production and boost the cells ability to carry oxygen.
Aids weight loss
Eating more fruits and vegetables each day allows the body to shed excess fat and water weight that builds up from toxins stored in the body. A green smoothie also helps to improve digestive efficiency, which can reduce food cravings resulting in losing even more of those stubborn pounds.
Fighting disease as a powerful anti-inflammatory
The more anti-inflammatory foods you consume, the better. Junk foods like packaged cookies and cakes, fast food and chips, lead to more inflammation that can increase the risk of cancer, chronic illness and a host of other diseases. Dark leafy greens have the opposite effect. The more you consume, the healthier you become.
We can all use more energy, and drinking a green smoothie each day can even help boost energy levels. Beginning your day with one is a perfect way to kick start your morning, you’ll notice an almost immediate increase in the amount of energy you have.
Boosting creativity and clearing the mind
Junk foods, especially foods that contain white flour and refined sugars, tend to clog the mind, making the brain feel somewhat out of focus and cloudy. Drinking a green smoothie can help clear the fog, improving mental clarity, focus, and even boosting creativity.
Not only does drinking a green smoothie help everything on the inside function properly, its cleansing properties are naturally beautifying, which means it will show on the outside too with clearer skin as well as shinier, healthier hair and nails.
When our diet is lacking nutrition, it almost always shows on the outside, so drinking greens typically rewards us with a beautiful, healthy glow. If you have acne, it may be reduced or eliminated, and the increase of fluids will also help to hydrate your skin and even reduce wrinkles, making you look younger.
An easy way to get your recommended daily servings
Finally, green smoothies make it so much easier to increase your intake of veggies and get the recommended 7 to 10 daily servings. Many people find it tough to chow down a bunch of kale and spinach, but tossing it into the blender with coconut water, a banana and frozen berries is convenient and delicious!
Try one green smoothie a day for the next week and see if you notice a difference in your health – no matter what type of health issues you’re suffering from, you’re bound to notice a significant effect on the severity of your symptoms.
-The Alternative Daily