Smoothies are one of the best nutritious meals you could have during the day. Not only are they quick to make but if you whip them up yourself, they’ll be even healthier than the ones you buy because you’ll know that you didn’t add sugar or any other ingredients that may have lowered their nutritive value. From helping the weight loss process to hydrating you and fuelling your body with healthy ingredients, drinking smoothies will benefit your health in many ways.
Easier Weight Loss
Replacing solid food with a liquid meal is one of the best strategies for weight loss. Mixing all the healthy fruits and veggies into a delicious brew will help you feel full for much longer and keep you going. People trying to lose weight often reach for one of the least efficient weight loss strategies – skipping a meal but thanks to smoothies, now you won’t have to or want to do so. The enzymes that several fruits contain help burn all the body fat while clearing the circulatory system. Considering smoothies are all about fresh fruits and vegetables, they’ll offer you all the necessary nutrients and flavour to prevent cravings for greasy, starchy food that used to add pounds to your body. Boosting your digestive system is also one of the greatest ways to aid weight loss, and drinking smoothies will be especially good for digestion, making your gut work faster and process food with no trouble thanks to all the dietary fibres.
Healthy Ingredients In Abundance
According to several Australian nutritionists, 25 grams of fibre is the recommended daily intake for women, while men need 38 grams. Drinking fruit smoothies will help you get the necessary amount of fibre because they’re rich in a variety of fibres and vitamins. If you make a smoothie consisting mainly of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries and grapes, you’ll fuel your body with antioxidants that decrease inflammation. Furthermore, you’ll satisfy your daily need of phytonutrients that help fight disease as well. For an added dose of protein, you can add protein powder or look for hemp food products to supplement your smoothies easily and healthily. If you decide to add some the delicious Australian exotic fruits such as papaya, mango and pineapple, you’ll get an extra dose of vitamin C, potassium, folate and manganese. All the smoothies with cherries, plums, peaches, and apricots will provide you with beta carotene, vitamin C and potassium, which are all beneficial for your eyesight, and immune system.
We all know how important hydration is for our body, but rarely do we stick to the rule of having at least 8 glasses of water a day to satisfy the daily intake of H2O. Therefore, drinking a smoothie or two every day will help you achieve extra hydration. Every time you feel like your energy levels are dropping and you start to feel sluggish or groggy, mix together the fruits you have lying around and have a tasty, healthy smoothie. Headache alongside the aforementioned symptoms are very likely the signs of dehydration, and if you don’t feel like having water, opt for a healthy and delicious alternative – a smoothie. Instead of boosting your energy with high-carbohydrate food, sugary snack or a cup of caffeinated coffee, opt for a healthier alternative and spice your nutrition up with a yummy smoothie.
Make A Healthy Breakfast
Every time you think about skipping breakfast or you just don’t know what to pick from an abundance of food, just grab milk or yoghurt from the fridge and all the fruits lying around the kitchen. There’s nothing better than a home-made smoothie that you can have on the go. Forget about picking up doughnuts or other empty carbs, but mix the least favourite cod liver oil into your morning smoothies and your body will be forever grateful. Whip up a smoothie of the kind and you’ll get more multivitamins than from any other meal.
Smoothies are the best on-the-go liquid meals you could have for breakfast. Moreover, make a large amount in the morning and keep it in the fridge so you can have it throughout the day and swap your sugary desserts for yummy healthy smoothies. Not only will you feel fuller, but you’ll have more energy, improve your digestive system and start shedding pounds quickly and in the healthiest way possible.
Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.