It seems life just keeps moving faster and faster these days. As a woman, you juggle so many different tasks and responsibilities, it sometimes seems unending. You manage your family, work, errands, school, social responsibilities and so much more. When you are taking care of everyone else and on the go all the time, taking care of your body and maintaining a healthy diet often falls to the wayside.
You rush about to meet the demands of your life each day. Who has time to cook healthy, well-balanced meals every day when you have so much to do? Unfortunately, the ‘quick and easy’ food choices are often the worst options for your body, but they are so convenient when you’re on the run. What’s worse is that all the nutrition advice out there gets overwhelming and confusing, so most people have no idea of what works and what doesn’t.
The great news is that green smoothies is a great way for anyone to slim down. In fact, most people who follow the Smoothie Diet Program report that they see the benefits in a short period of time!
Not all smoothies are created equal as some are very healthy while others, not so much. A proper green smoothie to slim down includes lots of leafy greens and other vegetables, whole fruits such as a banana or apple, and water. You should avoid adding dairy, such as milk or yogurt, as these add unnecessary fats and calories and may irritate your digestive system.
One major rule is to increase your intake of vegetables, healthy fiber and fruits. Green smoothies offer a quick and convenient method for this as it is super quick and easy to make. Just throw everything in a blender for a few seconds, pour it in a travel cup and you are ready to go. The fiber helps you feel full which reduces the urge for unhealthy snacks between meals.
If you make it right, your smoothie is a perfect meal replacement. To do this, you need to add healthy fats and plant based proteins, which helps you feel full and get the nutrients your body needs with fewer calories.
The fruits and vegetables alkalinize your system, cleansing toxins from your organs and blood. As your body releases toxins you will feel better and your organs will run at an optimum level. When you’re body processes and digests more effectively, you absorb nutrients better which helps reduce cravings throughout the day.
Adding the right nutrients into your body while releasing toxins will give you a serious energy boost. More energy will also boosts your metabolism so you burn more calories. With all the responsibilities you juggle every day, won’t it be great to have the energy to manage it all and still have some left over for fun? You can play with the kids, have some fun with your spouse, or add in some quality time for yourself.
What? How is a smoothie going to do that? Well, first, you are making a conscious choice to do something good for you. It is a decision you can feel good about. Instead of grabbing something quick that you know is bad for you and is going to make you feel icky, you can make a quick smoothy and drink it on the go, knowing you are nourishing yourself by putting healthy foods into your body. Second, as your body releases all the toxins it’s been storing up, you feel better in your body. And, of course, as you slim down, you will feel better about yourself overall.
Antioxidants are natures magic pill for bringing out your natural beauty. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants. This, combined with the detoxification benefits of green smoothies leads to clear, glowing skin, stronger nails and lustrous, healthy hair. They help reduce or eliminate eczema and other skin conditions.
You not only get clearer skin, but the nutrients in green smoothies also help boost production of collagen, creating firmer, younger looking skin. Apples, strawberries and oranges are great choices to add to your smoothie for this. Do you ever buy those super expensive anti-aging lotions with CoQ10? Try a green smoothie instead! It’s cheaper and you know exactly what is in it. Q10 is a naturally occurring coenzyme that helps your skin stay firm and smooth. As you age, the Q10 in your body decreases. Green smoothies are a great source of these anti-aging enzymes.
You do all this running around for a reason. You love your family and you want to take care of them. More than anything, you want to be around to enjoy them as you get older.
Green smoothies not only provide the energy to manage all the responsibilities and stress, but also help prevent chronic disease. Proper nutrition and diet is one of the best measures for preventing heart disease, cancer, diabetes and many other health conditions. Green smoothies are a wonderful source of these life-saving antioxidants and nutrients. They also support the body’s natural cleansing and detoxification processes, helping you release toxins and decrease health risks.
All that fiber is great for clearing out your digestive tract. This alone has wonderful health benefits as your health starts in your gut. A clear and healthy digestive tract brings less bloating, reduced weight, improved toxin elimination, stronger immune system, increased mental clarity, and more energy.