Green smoothies are loaded with beneficial vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory substances, phytonutrients, fiber, water, and more. They are also stuffed with chlorophyll, which is similar in structure to the hemoglobin in human blood. So drinking green smoothies is much like receiving a cleansing blood transfusion. Despite their simplicity, green smoothies provide a ton of nutritional benefits that lead to a healthier lifestyle. These benefits include weight loss, increased energy, reduction in food cravings, clearer skin, and much more. From Green Smoothies for Life.
Three health-transforming benefits of green smoothies:
1. Eliminate cravings for unhealthy foods. Green smoothies help reduce and, over time, eliminate your cravings for unhealthy foods. Green smoothies contain fiber, healthy fats, and protein, all of which help to slow down the digestion and absorption of sugar. This will keep your blood sugar steady so you don’t have blood sugar highs and lows that result in cravings for sweet, sugary foods. Green smoothies help return the body to a more natural state of health, feeling energized, satisfied, and cravings-free.
2. Vibrant, radiant health. I believe that natural, healthy eating is the secret to inner and outer beauty. When you eat natural, whole foods, you simply look and feel better and younger. Once you eat in a manner that keeps your cells clean and healthy, you will begin to look radiant, despite your age. When you start drinking green smoothies, one of the first places where you’ll see changes is in the quality of your skin. We often talk about that green smoothie glow. Healthy eating and living will remove years from your face, eliminate wrinkles, fade age spots, and give you a “second youth.” Your skin will become supple, and acne will clear up. Your eyes will become brighter and begin to sparkle. The dark circles and puffiness will diminish as will the yellowness in the whites of your eyes. On the inside of your body, your cells will become rejuvenated as well, causing your organs to function more efficiently.
3. Improved digestion. Green smoothies are much easier to digest and metabolize than solid food. Just because you “eat healthy” doesn’t mean you are automatically getting all the nutrients necessary for your health and well-being. There are many people whose bodies do not digest solid foods effectively, so the nutrients from the food are not completely absorbed by the body. Green smoothies, which are in a blended, liquid form, are far easier to metabolize. In fact, these delicious smoothies are so bio-available that their nutrients start to get absorbed by the body even while the smoothie is still in your mouth! Processed foods, excessive gluten and proteins, fried foods, and other unhealthy fats are the main reasons behind the digestive issues most of us face. Since green smoothies are thoroughly blended, the majority of the work your digestive system would normally need to do is already done. Your body can then more easily assimilate and extract the nutrients needed for optimum health.