Green juices and smoothies are in, it has become a real trend in the last couple of years. But are they really useful?
Juice or smoothie combines several servings of fruits, vegetables and greens into one very easy to prepare drink. The concentration of vitamins and minerals in such drink is so high that freshly squeezed juice is the most effective natural way to proovide a large amount of nutrients in one serving. That is why the popularity of juices and smoothies is fully justified.
Before discussing the specific reasons for the usefulness of green juices and smoothies, please remember the following:
Drinking a GLASS of juice in one gulp is VERY HARMFUL. In order to get the maximum benefit (i.e. good absorption), juice or smoothie should be eaten with a SPOON.
Now, let’s dive into the 5 reasons, why your juice should be green:
- DELAYS AGING
Green juices prevent aging and disease.
If you don’t eat a large amount of vegetables, fruits and greens, you are missing a key component necessary for your body to stay young, namely antioxidants.
We are aging due to the fact that the cells of our body become oxidized. Studies have found a link between oxidative damage to cells and the development of inflammation, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and more.
The best source of antioxidants is green fruits and vegetables. And the reason for this is a process called photosynthesis, familiar to us from school studies.
In the process of photosynthesis in green vegetables and fruits, the energy received by the plant from the sun is transformed into the energy of the chemical bonds of energy, called ATP. Free electrons in this compound are those particles that provide antioxidation of the cells of our body. That is why green vegetables are called antioxidants.
An analysis of 95 studies conducted by scientists at Imperial College London showed that daily consumption of fruits and vegetables protects against a number of diseases. Many green juice ingredients also increase levels of nitric oxide, an important component that affects cardiovascular health.
Thanks to minerals, green juice alkalizes the body and provides an energy reserve for the whole day.
-PH of your body cannot be too acidic or too alkaline. The norm is between 7.35 and 7.45 pH. Our body has natural systems that maintain pH in the ideal range.
Acidity increases, for example, when we drink alcohol or eat processed foods. In order to balance the acid-base balance, the body uses mineral reserves. This can lead to problems such as weakness, fatigue, stiff joints, and digestive problems.
Green vegetables contain the minerals needed to maintain the alkalinity of the body. Green juice supplies us with these minerals in a large dosis.
– Green juice provides energy for the whole day
What do you do when you feel tired? Make yourself a cup of coffee? Or is your hand reaching for a coke or an energy drink?
Although tea and coffee are useful in moderation (and energy drinks are extremely unhealthy), they do not eliminate the cause of your fatigue.
According to the experts in the United States, 9 out of 10 people lack essential vitamins and minerals. When the body is lacking in nutrients, it simply cannot work properly and you feel tired.
Green juices are an ideal way to replenish the body’s nutrients. They provide an almost instantaneous boost in energy.
Green juice improves gut health and supports immunity.
– We blogged a lot about the fact that your gut is the basis of your health and immunity. That is why it is so important to take care of intestinal health.
Do you know that a healthy gut is, first and foremost, a collection of a large number of good intestinal bacteria and enzymes. They provide the absorption of nutrients and oxygen into the bloodstream and support the formation of stool. Constipation and diarrhea is an important indicator that the intestinal microflora out of order!
Green juices contain digestive enzymes and prebiotics. Prebiotics create favorable conditions for the life of beneficial bacteria.
– Green juices are one of the best ways to maintain a healthy immune system, because they are saturated with nutrients.
Just as a car needs gasoline and motor oil, your immune system needs certain nutrients to work properly. Nutrients must be constantly replenished. If there is shortage of nutrients, our body functions are not optimal.
For example, zinc deficiency can make you significantly more susceptible to colds or flu. A daily dose of vitamin C is also needed to keep your immunity strong. Drinking green juice every day is an easy way to replenish the nutrients your immune system needs.
Green juice removes toxins from the body (detox).
No matter how picky you are with what you eat, your body is constantly exposed to toxins. They enter our body through drinking water, food, and the air we breathe in.
Toxins cause great damage to your liver. Green juices are good because many of the ingredients can support a healthy liver.
For example, studies have shown that cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, can improve liver detoxification phase II. This means that your liver will remove toxins from the body faster. And the removal of toxins means removing the root cause of the development of inflammation and disease.
By drinking green juice, you help your liver remove all the toxins that you encounter daily.
Green juice is most effective source of vitamins.
Perhaps you think that multi-vitamin supplements provide you with the necessary nutritients. The sad truth is that most multivitamins are created in the laboratory using harsh chemicals. These artificial vitamins are poorly absorbed by the body.
Green juices, on the contrary, contain natural vitamins and minerals in their most bioavailable form – they are easily absorbed. Your body just gets more from green juice than from a standard dietary supplement of vitamins.
Green juices are one of the best ways to nourish your body. To get the most out of green juices, use organic products. They provide a wide range of nutrients that improve your immune system, energy levels, intestinal health, detoxification, and more.
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