smoothies obxA well made smoothie is like a party for your taste buds. The flavors should dance around in your mouth and make you feel happy and satiated. But a well crafted smoothie isn’t good for just your taste buds. Here are some of the other ways smoothies are beneficial:

Weight Loss

A good smoothie will give you the right amount of carbs and nutrients and not overload you with calories. But there are other factors in people losing weight while eating smoothies. Something called a flavonoid can be found in fruit and has actually been shown in studies to prevent weight gain.

Hydration

Smoothies contain a lot of water. After all, fruits juice is composed mostly of H2O and in the summertime, at the beach, you can get dehydrated really fast. If you start off the day with a delicious smoothly or take one to the beach, you are getting a good healthy drink and a good quantity of water too.

Better Digestion

“Green” smoothies are called such because they contain green leafy vegetables. They are alkaline in nature and that helps to balance the stomach’s acid and prevent heart burn and indigestion.

Antioxidants

This is what comes to mind when most people think of healthy smoothies. Antioxidants are compounds which help remove waste from your system. Commonly and generally referred to as “vitamins”, antioxidants are essential to maintain life.

Boost Immunity

A well running system with that is properly hydrated and full of nutrition has time to look for (and destroy) invading organisms aka germs. Stay healthy by staying hydrated, getting the proper caloric intake, and ingesting the proper vitamins. Your immune system will run at optimal levels if you do.