We’ve all heard for many years that drinking smoothies can be a healthy and delicious way to quench your thirst. But what exactly are the benefits of drinking a healthily made smoothie? A healthy smoothie consists of natural fruits, fruit juices, vegetables, and healthy supplements.
Smoothies can help you lose weight. If you replace a 650 calorie lunch with a 350 calorie smoothie, not only are you getting less calories but you are getting healthy calories.
Smoothies prevent dehydration. Like any healthy drink, fruit juices are mostly made up of water. Water is the essential liquid that all humans need to stay alive. Drinking a smoothie will give you a healthy dose of water.
A smoothie can help you feel full. If you’re smooth it contains some roughage such as certain vegetable juices and nuts, it can help you feel full for hours. This in turn will help you lose some weight or maintain a healthy one.
Smoothies Aid and digestion. Healthy enzymes from fruits and vegetables will help break down material in your stomach and gastrointestinal system.
Smoothies provide anti-oxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that help remove toxins and waste from cells in your body. Most commonly we get antioxidants from vitamins. A healthy smoothie will give you a great daily dose of antioxidants.
Smoothies enhance immunity. The immune system also depends on antioxidants and vitamins. To function properly the immune system also needs a hydrated body to help remove isolated threats (using white blood cells) from the bloodstream.
Smoothies Aid in skin Health. Colorful fruits have been proven to aid the body in production of melanin. Melanin is what turns your skin a darker shade to protect from sun rays. Your body also needs a healthy system to produce new skin cells at the appropriate rate.
Smoothies improve brain function. Antioxidents and natural sugars found in smoothies help sustain healthy brain function. Vitamin B for example has been known to prevent dementia and boost the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Don’t forget about melatonin, the chemical that helps you sleep.