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What You Need To Know About Green Smoothies

Updated on July 22, 2014

There isn't a single person on earth these days who wouldn’t have tried or knows of green smoothies. This latest health and food craze, which is invading every health buff’s life, is popular for a very good reason.

To start with, to be fit and healthy, one must get enough vitamins and minerals from our food sources. However, this is easier said than done considering the busy lives that most people live on, nowadays. Hence, by drinking green smoothies, we get the necessary vitamins and minerals our bodies need in the most convenient manner. Just by drinking green smoothies we can enjoy and absorb the nutrients, especially of dark green leafy vegetables and fruits, without the hassle of planning meals to incorporate vegetables to have the essential nutrients we need.

Victoria Boutenko, a raw food expert and nutrition writer, pioneered the move to eat large amounts of greens after results of a medical experiment she observed showed that chimpanzees had a strong resistance against diseases. Looking into their diet, she found that what chimpanzees ate were mostly greens. She also concluded that the green leafy vegetables were chewed finely by these animals and, therefore, its nutrients are better absorbed which doesn't happen the same way for us, humans, when we eat our food. To test further, she resorted to using a blender to come closest to the way chimps break down their food and, thus, was born the now extremely popular green smoothies.

Greens are essential in our diet for us to be fit and healthy because they naturally contain a rich amount of important vitamins and minerals our bodies need. The chlorophyll content of green leafy vegetables, which give them the green color, is made up of a structure almost identical to the hemoglobin in our red blood cells. Eating large quantities of these raw green foods, therefore, help to oxygenate our blood and this oxygenated blood is delivered via the bloodstream to cells in different parts of the body. Chlorophyll also plays an important role as an antioxidant and helps to detoxify or remove the toxins from our body.

These benefits to our bodies are even intensified when we take in greens as smoothies because the blending process already opens the nutritional content of green leafy vegetable by, sort of, pre-digesting it, allowing for easier breakdown and absorption into our system.

Green smoothies are delicious, easy to make and super-nutritious. It keeps you from giving in to sugar cravings and makes you feel fuller for longer. Packed with most of the essential nutritional requirements, you get whole-food meals in just one drink.

There is surely a wealth of other benefits and nutritional content that green smoothies offer. Check out ‘The Green Smoothies Weight Loss Recipes Book’ at this link to start having a healthy and fit body.


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