This winter, while we are closed, many of you may create your own smoothies at home. One of the more popular home made smoothies right now is a Green Smoothie. The idea behind the green smoothie is that a person can get all their vegetables for the day in a tasty, easy to drink treat. It’s a win win!
In this article we wanted to list the health benefits of the green smoothie so you know the power that this type of smoothie has.
They Help Prevent Kidney Stones
Kidney stones are bad news and sufferers know first hand just how bad they are. We all need calcium. For some people the calcium obtained by drinking milk is high in oxalate and can contribute to the formation of kidney stones. The calcium derived from green vegetables is low in oxalate.
Fill You Up and Keep You from Getting Hungry
A large green smoothie has filling power. Your body recognizes that it is a large amount of natural food and will shut down the hunger signals. It is also low in sugar so it will not cause you to be hungry again right away.
Keeps You Regular
Yes, this is an important part of life. Maintaining a regular trip to the bathroom keeps the system balanced. If you don’t consume the right amount of plant fibers then you may not be as regular as you probably should be.
Helps Soothe Acid Indigestion
Green Smoothies are a healthy and a natural alkaline that keeps your body’s acidity balanced. If you consume a green smoothie on the regular then you will most likely not suffer from an acid stomach.
Help Bring About a Healthy State of Mind
When you know that you are eating (drinking) healthy, this affects the way you approach other food choices and exercise habits. After all, everything we do is based on habit. If you regularly make yourself a healthy green smoothie then you have one healthy habit already. It just takes adding a few more healthy habits to that list. to be truly healthy!