5 Reasons To Reach For A Green Smoothie To Fast Track Your Health
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Submitted by: Brendan McCarthy
Not everyone would salivate at the idea of a green smoothie. If your one of these people then you re missing out on a fast track ticket to great health! This gloriously green smoothie is actually a simple blend of assorted fruits with green vegetables added to it. If your Mama never told you to eat your greens, then you re in for a BIG surprise.
Greens are essentially nature s most potent ingredient offered to heal our body.
Green smoothies are delicious, nutritious and by far the fastest and easiest way to jump start yourself to a whole new healthy revitalized YOU!
1) Fresh food
We usually don t consume the amount of greens we need on a daily basis. Normally, we cook or make them into salads. Heat kills a large amount of live nutrients so the more greens are cooked, the more nutritional value it has as a cardboard! The same way goes for the pasteurized 100% fruit juices seen on your store shelf and most green supplements which are both prepared in high temperature. Green supplements can give some added nutrients if you can t cover the variety of greens, but it s not enough to replace the real thing. Salad is a healthier option, but dark greens are not so palatable. Tendency is we cover it with oils and creamy dressing, but there is just so much you eat before you get tired of the flavors. Some only eat the sweet greens such as Romanian lettuce which contain fewer nutrients then the dark greens. The less delicious the taste the more vital nutrients it contains.
Green smoothies; Blending your favorite fruits can easily cover the taste of quite a large amount of greens. The smooth texture is also a given benefit because it helps the body to absorb it quickly without exerting extra energy to digest it.
2) Virgin source of protein and nutrients
This power health drink can pass off as a meal on its own. Depending on your imagination with fruits and greens it can cover the A to Z of minerals and vitamins. You may ask Don t you need meat for protein? Let me ask you, Do powerful mammals like Oxen, Horses, Elephants and Gorillas eat meat to develop its muscles? Green veges give us all the essential amino acids that our body turns into protein, just like any other animal. Meat is an overdose of second hand protein packed with high acids and animal toxins. Eating too much meat makes you fat easily and can lead to various liver and kidney diseases.
As said earlier eating meat contaminates the body with acids. High acids deteriorates our blood cells, drains the body of energy, and pretty much is the route cause of our sicknesses. Greens and fruits are the strongest food sources of alkalinity and neutralize the acids in the blood. To give you an idea of how much alkaline food we should have each meal is around 80% alkaline based.
Ever wonder why no matter how much you diet and exercise, you can t seem to remove those extra folds? It s because your body protects itself from excess toxins by wrapping fatty cells around it. Besides gaining weight, severe amount of toxins can lead to top silent killers such as heart diseases, diabetes and cancer. Let prevent ourselves from being part of these statistics!
Antioxidants in green smoothies such as Carotenoids – Lycopene, Lutein, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E and C, selenium, anthocyanins and many more are like magnets that collect toxins in our body and brings them down to our human sewage, the digestive tracks, where the fiber of the green sweeps it clean out of our system.
Being green helps you loose weight, boost the immune system, keep bones and muscles stronger, aid digestion, and have better mental clarity and high energy levels.
5) Increased Sex Drive
Reducing junk food and replacing it with healthy alternatives removes preservatives, refined salt and sugar, and other chemical downers that lower your sex drive. So far studies on this have shown that the majority of people that have replaced at least one of their meals a day with one of me green smoothie recipes have said that their libido has dramatically increased. A healthy body results to stronger cardiac and reproductive systems plus better regulations of hormones. A healthier body, better moods, added confidence and great stamina in the sack is what you can expect from green smoothies.
Jumpstart to health
Adding a green smoothie to your diet is an easy way to jumpstart your health. Take that step and replace one coffee (or beer or wine) for something this natural and you ll find your body slowly craving for more. You ll eventually unfold to healthier habits instead and spare yourself those forced guilt techniques. Share it with your family and friends. Live a refreshing green life! Cheers!
Here are some recipes to get you started. Enjoy!!!
2 cups spinach
2 mangos, peeled and chopped
2 cups spinach
2 peaches, seeds removed
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water (optional)
Tropical Green Smoothie
1 head romaine or any green leafy vegetable
2 cups wate
1/2 pineapple, skin and core removed
Blue & Green hit the Scene
1 head romaine lettuce or any green leafy vegetable
3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 apple, roughly chopped
1/4 lemon or lime
2 cups wate
Grape Cooler Smoothie
Large handful of red seedless grapes, stems removed
Basket of fresh or frozen strawberries, stems removed
1 banana, peeled
1/2 head romaine lettuce
Put grapes at the bottom of blender to create enough liquid to blend the other ingredients; add a little water, if needed.
Copyright 2009, Brendan McCarthy. All Rights Reserved.
About the Author: Brendan McCarthy is a health, fitness and nutrition expert and the author of the Jump Start 7 Day Weight Loss Program. Unlock the secrets to successful weight loss and healthy living at