Have you heard about all the myths that exist about fruit and vegetable juices? Do you think that, in this way, they can lose their most significant properties and nutrients? Or, on the contrary, are you one of those who think they can take advantage of smoothies? Well, this time, we will talk a little about the benefits of blending fruits and vegetables, so you can know which of the most common myths can be considered true or not, in addition to learning a lot more about the gains of consuming this food group in different presentations. Continue reading, take your blender and get to work!
Juices and smoothies are suitable for any time of the year, but in summer, considering the heat degree, they are ideal because they hydrate us. There are so many possible combinations that we can make juice for every need, can you even imagine it? There are refreshing juices loaded with vitamins, others that facilitate digestion and intestinal transit, those we consume for purifying or detoxifying the body, there are also ones that help fight fatigue or simply serve to enhance tanning and much more!
In this sense, blending fruits and vegetables can give us the following benefits:
Mixing natural ingredients such as fruits and vegetables with a glass blender can be of great help if you intend to take advantage of all the nutrients they have. Juices become more digestible enzymes that promote the absorption of vitamins and micronutrients more quickly. Thanks to this, the body assimilates these elements more quickly, converting them into energy and thus improving its metabolic functions; all of this in healthy times both for you and your digestive system.
Provides the body with antioxidants:
Smoothies are a great source of antioxidants as they are loaded with phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, which strengthens the immune system, vision and skin, as well as improves bone strength. You may wonder, is all that possible? And the answer is “absolutely, yes”. This substance is found in fruits such as carrots and squash and in vegetables such as kale, spinach, and broccoli.
Regulates hormonal balance:
Certain foods such as blueberries or figs help regulate our body’s hormones. If you are going through a period of stress, nervousness or anxiety, your hormones and therefore your whole body may be affected. But, don’t worry! Blending fruits and vegetables can be your solution. So, feel lucky to be able to take care of this aspect of your life just by having a healthy and delicious smoothie!
Gives an increase in energy:
One of the most outstanding advantages of this type of liquid diet is that, through it, your body receives all the minerals, antioxidants and vitamins you need without overloading your digestive system. In this matter, it is able to assimilate and process them more easily by receiving all the nutrients that it requires and reactivating its metabolism, which translates into a very powerful energy boost! The rapid absorption of these nutrients, in the same way, represents more vitality to perform all the tasks that you demand from your body every day without affecting your digestion.
Helps you lose weight and stay satiated for longer:
You can drink smoothies continuously during the day to keep your metabolism functioning properly while losing weight in a healthy way thanks to the fact that they are full of natural dietary fiber that carries with it toxins and fats eliminating them from your body. Do you know what fiber is? Well, it is an important part of any balanced diet and its main purpose is to prevent constipation. Besides that, it can lower cholesterol and make you feel full for longer. With a milkshake, the fiber is preserved since they are fruits and vegetables mixed with all its components, not just the juice extract.
It is perfect for athletes:
One of the most significant scientific findings in relation to athletes and their physical activity is that healthy smoothies helped them enhance their efficiency, reduce recovery time and alleviate discomfort and pain. The explanation lies in the fact that the vitamins and minerals found in fruit and vegetable smoothies help reduce inflammation and, consequently, promote pain mitigation. In addition, some of them are high in carbohydrates and healthy calories that are converted into energy, so they promote good sports performance.
Increases your ability to concentrate:
Do you know the relationship between your usual diet and your ability to focus on your activities? Do you feel that you are not focused enough as you should? A heavy and overloaded diet of highly processed foods simply subjects the body to a state of lethargy with which it is difficult to concentrate and develop any task. Furthermore, artificial diets full of additives and conservatives of complicated name and doubtful origin slow the metabolism. Nevertheless, smoothies with certain fruits and vegetables such as carrots, apples or blueberries have come to the rescue! Take a smoothie of this style when you need extra energy and improve your mental clarity. Your body and your mind will thank you!
Improves the health and appearance of the skin:
Here, it is wise to mention, once again, the high antioxidant and vitamin content of fruits and vegetables. Being a diet based on completely healthy natural ingredients, it is very likely that you notice favorable changes in the appearance of your skin after ingesting vegetables and fruits (in any of their presentations) because they contain essential elements for it such as vitamin E, therefore, they will help it look cleaner and radiant than before. Most smoothies serve to cleanse the body of toxins and other not-so-good substances. After a few days drinking smoothies, you can check that your skin is more hydrated and spotless.
Have you changed your mind about blending fruits and vegetables? Will you take out your favorite glass blender and prepare delicious smoothies? Are you going to make the most of all the benefits they have to offer you? We hope so! Mother Nature has blessed us with foods so powerful that they can improve our body and our health in infinite ways so don’t miss this incredible opportunity and dare to change your life through natural but delicious diets!