My health transformed when I started drinking green smoothies daily and eating a whole food, plant-based diet. I lost weight effortlessly, my skin started to glow, my energy levels soared and I achieved my dream body and I continue to maintain it easily up to this day.
If you too want to improve your health, so you can look and feel your best, I strongly recommend you also start the habit of drinking green smoothies. Check out these top 10 green smoothie benefits:
1. Aid natural weight loss
Green smoothies are great for weight loss! They’re full of fibre, which keeps you feeling fuller for longer and stops unhealthy food cravings while nourishing and cleansing the body and supporting the body’s natural detoxification process, which facilitates weight loss.
2. Boost the immune system
Green smoothies are loaded with vitamins and minerals that boost up the immune system, which helps the body resist common bugs such as the cold and flu.I remember Prior to drinking green smoothies I always, I mean ALWAYS used to catch a cold, especially during the colder months.
Nowadays I rarely catch a cold, even if everyone around me has it. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I had a cold, Probably about 4 years ago or so.
3.Reduce risk of developing disease
Fruits and vegetables are the healthiest foods on the planet. Numerous scientific studies show that a diet high in fruits and vegetables help protect against developing chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Drinking green smoothies is an easy way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet, which in return will help protect your body against chronic diseases while improving your overall health.
4.Increase mental clarity and focus
Healthy foods positively affect you physically as well as mentally. Because green smoothies provide your body with essential nutrients, you will not only look your best, but you will also feel your best. Since I’ve started drinking green smoothies I feel more alert, focused and my mind is clearer.
5.Clear, glowing skin
Beautiful skin starts from the inside out. By consuming green smoothies, which are rich in vitamins and beautifying minerals, you will start to notice your skin gets clearer and more radiant. Green smoothies also improve the appearance of your hair and nails.
6. Increase energy levels
Another amazing benefit of drinking green smoothies is increased energy levels. This is because smoothies are not only nutrient dense but they’re also pre-digested, thanks to the blending process, so your body doesn’t have to tax your energy for the digestion process, which means more energy for you.
Green smoothies are super hydrating and hydration is very important for both health and beauty. When you consume foods that hydrate you on a cellular level, you encourage your body’s natural detoxification process to take place effectively, which results in weight loss, glowing skin, high levels of energy and many other benefits.
Plant-based, whole foods are great for supporting digestive health and improving digestion issues. Green smoothies are high in fibre, which is essential to keeping the digestive tract healthy. A diet high in fibre is known to help relieve constipation and gas and help maintain healthy bowels. Click here to check out other amazing benefits of eating a high fibre diet.
9.Reduce unhealthy cravings
You don’t need me to tell you that unhealthy, processed junk food is very addictive.But once you start eating healthier foods, your taste buds adjust to actually enjoy fresh, wholesome foods and you begin to crave the healthy options rather than craving the unhealthy sugary, salty and fatty processed junk food.
I have experienced this change in my own life.Prior to drinking green smoothies, I could easily go for weeks without eating fresh fruits and leafy greens, but nowadays if I go more than 2-3 days without drinking a green smoothie I really start to crave them.
Also, I’ve really grown fond of vegetables and love adding all sorts of veggies in my cooking and salads as a side dish to a lot of my meals.
Fruits and vegetables, especially dark leafy greens, are packed full of antioxidants. These lil’ beauties are known to protect cell damage caused by free radicals in the body and slows down signs of ageing, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and maintains youthful, radiant skin.
Do you drink green smoothies? Have you noticed any great benefits? Share in the comment box.
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