Drinking blended greens is essential to optimal health for everyone – regardless of the predominant diet which the person is eating.
Today, Greens occupy a tiny section of most supermarkets, but yet these are humble power houses which gives us life, healing powers and precious nourishment.
The magic of Green leaves from plants lie in their ability to turn energy from the sun into nutrients and oxygen through photosynthesis.
It has been proven in research that chlorophyll can oxygenate, rejuvenate body cells and even cure degenerative diseases. When we consume greens, our cells are nourished with oxygen which enables them to heal and perform at optimum.
When cells are oxygenated properly, cell respiration becomes strong and steady – resulting in an alkaline environment.
An alkaline PH is vital for maximum health while cancer cells grows and multiplies in an acidic body.
Greens provide us with insoluble fiber which is important for elimination. It is impossible to eliminate properly without enough fiber in the diet. Most conventional cooked and meat based diet provide insufficient fiber.
When fiber is lacking, the body’s natural ability to eliminate malfunctions and that’s when the skin takes on the tough task of detoxification. The skin is the best indicator of how clean the body is internally!
Why then a Green Smoothie?
The blending action breaks down the cellular walls of greens and fruits, thus releasing valuable minerals, vitamins and other phytonutrients. These are then delivered to individual cells which are ready for assimilation. Your body is relieved of the digestive burden but yet at the same time, probably taking in much more nutrients than most of the other meals of the day!
Most people are not able to consume greens in sufficient amounts because of low stomach acid levels. By blending, you have already broken down the food particles into a perfect size for absorption. This allows your body to produce lower stomach acid but yet not suffer from indigestion problems.
Things to look out for when consuming green smoothies:
It is imperative to rotate the greens you take, just like with any other fruit or vegetable. Nature has it such that not one single fruit, vegetable or green has the full spectrum of health giving benefits for humans.
You will know that this is true when you keep on eating the same green or fruit day after day. After some time, you may find that the food loses its appeal or taste less delicious to you.
Fresh is always best
The best time to have your green smoothie is right after it is poured out from your blender! In a humid country like Singapore, green smoothies do not keep well.
Even if you store it in the fridge, it is not advisable to leave it overnight, because the taste always deteriorates.
© Copyright, Linda Loo, Light Love Laughter
Highly recommended reading for more information on Green Smoothies:
Victoria Boutenko has done some awesome research on green smoothies and their effect on health. Find out how essential green smoothies help us achieve optimal health in her famous book “Green For Life”