5 Reasons to Drink Fruit and Veggie Smoothies

When somebody says “smoothie”, most people think of fruits such as strawberries,bananas, oranges, basically sweet fruits that are thrown together in a blender. The mix that comes out is very sweet, delicious, and on top of that, they contain many nutrients, vitamins and can boost your energy level. However, not all smoothies should be made out of fruits. Although fruits can provide you with nutrients and vitamins, you should consider making veggie smoothies as well, because the health impact they can have on your life is definitely worth mentioning.

Here are 5 reasons why you should drink both drinks made out of combinations of fruit, but also consider taking in veggie smoothies.

They are healthy

One of the main reasons why people make fruit and veggie smoothies is the fact that they are healthy. They contain many nutrients and vitamins that if consumed on a daily basis, can definitely help your body fight all sorts of diseases and viruses. However, instead of eating large pieces of fruits every day, it’s easier to blend all of them. A smoothie blender can prove to be one of the appliances that can definitely improve your life, mostly because you no longer have to cut all the pieces and crush them by yourself. You can just throw them in a blender and enjoy your nutritious, delicious drink filled with vitamins.

They give you the necessary intake of energy

Another very important reason why you should drink veggie smoothies is the fact that they provide you with the necessary intake of energy to last you for a full day. The veggie smoothies sometimes have more nutrients and therefore can give you more energy to go through the day. A simple veggie smoothie or fruit drink in the morning should provide you with all the energy you need to get through the day.

They help prevent kidney stones

A recent study published in the Journal of Men states that the men that have consumed more veggie smoothie, in particular kale, have had significantly less kidney stones that those that haven’t. So, besides the fact that fruit drinks and veggie smoothies provide you with nutrients and a lot of vitamins, they also help you develop less kidney stone. Any combination of veggie smoothie works, as long as it contains kale.

They prevent the “hungry” feeling

If you’re the type of person that has gotten used to having more meals a day or the type that eats now and in half an hour you’re hungry again, fruit drinks and veggie smoothies can be the best things for you. Whenever you’re feeling hungry, just grab a few fruits or vegetables, cut them up and add them in a blender. In a few minutes, you will calm your stomach down and you will no longer feel the same hunger feeling if you continue drinking them whenever you feel hungry.

 They soothe acid indigestion

One of the unknown benefits of veggie smoothies is the fact that they soothe acid indigestion. Whenever you feel that stab of heartburn or the acid reflux and you feel the need to drink anything just to make it stop, try a veggie smoothie rather than milk, soda or water. Thanks to the many nutrients and vitamins they contain, they will immediately ease that feeling and you can go on with your life. It’s also a great way of getting more energy.

These are the 5 reasons to drink fruit and veggie smoothies. There are other “smaller” reasons that are definitely worth mentioning such as:

  • They are easy to make compared to other meals that offer your body energy;
  • It has been proven that the more fruit and veggie smoothies you drink, the more energy you will have – especially welcomed in the bedroom;
  • If you drink fruit and veggie smoothie on a daily basis, you mind can get “tricked” into thinking you’re getting healthier. This is very good, since it gives you a positive outlook on the life and more “positive glow”;
  • They’re portable, meaning that you can carry them wherever you’re going and they can last up to 24 hours;

Which is Better Coffee or Tea?

How many times have you walked into a diner, café or restaurant and the offer of coffee or tea is given for beverages? The choice is always there even on flights, the stewardess always asks, Coffee or Tea? Why even your best friend will ask you for your preference. In many countries, the general consensus is that tea and or coffee are two beverages of some importance. While not a 100% true, the population’s opinion is split on the matter.

Some people will tell you that tea is way more important that coffee and it offers health and medical benefits. Coffee on the other hand is more popular in the work place and provides most of the general population with that first blast of energy in the mornings. Thank God for Starbucks (My opinion only) So the debate continues.

There are some pros and cons for both of the beverages. Let’s start with Tea. Tea was discovered by the Chinese and scientist have proven that is does have some medicinal attributes, which can help with being tired. There are many flavors now available in the US, but it is more popular in Asia and Europe where drinking tea or having an afternoon tea is a proper social engagement. There are other attributes to tea as well. Mixed with a little honey or peppermint, it can sooth a sore throat. Green tea offers a cleansing of the system.

Coffee on the flip side gives the drinker a “fix” to shake off sleepiness or make them more alert, thanks to the caffeine. It took comes in lots of flavors or aromas, like Kona for instant. Ah! That smell of freshly brewed coffee! Or the smell that emanates from the package of coffee beans. Those consumers of coffee that are health conscious will opt for decaffeinated coffee which allows them to still enjoy the flavor minus the “fix”. Coffee is very popular across the United States and is considered to be an international beverage as well. Again, there are benefits in every cup.

It is hard to tell which is the more popular with today’s audience. Both tea and coffee has its own following of loyal fans. I prefer nice hot coffee generally, but also enjoy a cup of orange flavored tea with a little honey for those sore throat days.

So I guess the question is, “What is your cup?”

Lose weight fast with Weights Loss Smoothies

Weight Loss Smoothies can be a fun, simple and effective way to lose weight, stay healthy and enjoy a delicious treat!

Those of us who battle with our weight are always looking for ways to keep off extra pounds, yet still get the proper levels of nutrition.

Special smoothies designed to aid weight loss can help you lose those extra pounds while providing all the vitamins, minerals, fiber and other important health benefits of fresh fruits, vegetables and other wholesome ingredients.

Make your own Weight Loss Smoothies

Processed, store-bought foods tend to contain unhealthy ingredients like preservatives and other additives like extra fat, sugar and salt, which contribute to weight gain and diseases like cancer and heart disease.

Making your own nutritious fresh smoothies at home allows you to control exactly what goes into your body and customize your smoothies according to your own tastes and dietary needs.

Start the day off right with a delicious breakfast smoothie

We’ve all heard it since we were kids: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good breakfast should provide us with the nutrients we need to power us through to our next meal and beyond.

Rather than getting bogged down with a heavy breakfast loaded with unhealthy carbohydrates and fat, start your day with a tasty, vitamin-packed smoothie. A smoothie for breakfast also helps maintain good blood sugar levels.

When trying to lose weight, it is acceptable to replace one “normal” meal per day with a healthy smoothie. A smoothie containing fresh fruits, vegetables and a liquid base of low fat yogurt, or skim milk will provide essential vitamins, minerals and protein as well as calcium, which helps your body burn fat.

If you don’t eat dairy, use a liquid base of soy or almond milk. Add peanut butter, crushed nuts or tofu for extra protein.

Scientific research has shown that protein satisfies hunger more than carbohydrates and fat. This is especially important to note if you plan to have a post workout smoothie as part of your weight loss routine. Hunger and cravings following a workout can be pretty intense.

A smoothie containing a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, fiber and healthy fats can curb hunger in more and longer ways than by just filling your stomach. This helps keep cravings for fattening foods at bay.

Green smoothies are fantastic choice for weight loss as they contain extra high concentrations of nutrients and dietary fiber. The high vitamin and mineral content in green smoothies helps fight cravings, regulates blood sugar and hormonal imbalances. Green smoothies are also especially low in calories, fat and sodium.

Extra tips:

…Avoid using high fat ingredients like whole milk, cream or ice cream in your weight loss smoothies.

…Smoothies are naturally sweetened by fresh fruits and hardly ever require added sugar.

…Add wheat germ to your weight loss smoothie for the combined benefits of protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

…Avoid using acidic fruits like oranges with milk, as it can cause it to curdle.

Great Advice…so what are you waiting for?