Tuesday, August 7, 2012

5 Ways Green Smoothies Can Change Your Life

1. Greens are delicious in salads, but the only problem with eating them is that your body lacks the enzymes necessary to break down the cell walls of the plant. This makes it so that you are not to be able to extract all the nutrients from those cells. Juicing and blending your greens breaks down their cell walls. When you take your greens in juice or blended form, those cell walls are removed and you can reap maximum benefit from all the amazing nutrients hidden within the cells.  
2. Dark leafy greens are high in anti-oxidants which in your body helps to fight inflamation.  Greens have Chlorophyll.  Chlorophyll is one of the best things that you can put into your body! Chlorophyll, when looked at molecularly is almost identical to the composition of your red blood cells, aside from the fact that it has magnesium in the center, as opposed to iron. This means that Chlorophyll is amazing for increasing oxygenation in your body (more oxygen equals more energy for you!) as well as being highly cleansing for your blood. 
3. Green smoothies are amazing for anyone who has poor digestive function. When you juice or blend, you take all the digestive work away from your body, making all the vital nutrients in your fruits and vegetables readily available for your body to absorb and use. This can mean the difference between being partially nourished and being super charged because it add so much vitamin and mineral power!
4. Green juice and green smoothies will clean out your digestive system. The fiber, chlorophyll, and other nutrients, found especially in greens will clean you out. Did you know that you can store 20 pounds or more of waste in your colon! Yuck! The more things we can do to keep our systems clean the better.
5. You can add spices to help enhance the components of green juice and smoothies.  They already have medicinal qualities but adding parsley makes your smoothie work as a blood cleanser. Cilantro pulls heavy metals from the body. Ginger is a carminative, which means that it cleanses the gut as well as healing it. Citrus juice can help fight infection. 

You can literally survive on green smoothies!  The more of these powerful anti-oxidant and healing foods you put into your body, the better!

I hope I have stirred a fire in you to go out and give some green juice or a green smoothie a try. I promise, your body will thank you!  You can find recipes here by keying "smoothie" into the search box but please, do not be afraid to create your own recipes!

source:  youngandraw.com

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