We don’t want to add to the scare but the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus condition more formally known as Covid-19 is something that all of us should be prepared of. Keeping clean hands all the time is very, very important, but aside from this, we should also boost our immune system to become stronger. Other than taking vitamin C pills every day, the easiest way to do this is to include veggies in your daily diet. We know that eating vegetables may not be for everyone, but thanks to the birth of smoothies, we now have tastier ways of getting the vitamins from veggies.
A smoothie is commonly known as a thick shake or a drink that is dairy, sugar, and fruit-based. However, green smoothies are typically dairy-free and contain at most 60% fruits. The magical quality of green smoothies is, as the name suggests, in the greens! Made by blending raw leafy vegetables such as spinach, kai lan, bak choy, endives, salad greens and cai xin with fruits such as bananas, mangoes, apples, dragonfruit and oranges with a healthy base of fresh clean water, each green smoothie provides incredible nourishment, jumpstarts detoxification and enhances self-rejuvenation in a healthy and delicious way!
Drinking a smoothie is like absorbing liquefied sunshine!
Experts said that the raw leafy greens contain chlorophyll which we know converts sunlight into energy. Imagine absorbing huge amounts of liquefied sunshine with each green smoothie we drink! That is one way by which the energy is derived from this all-natural delicious drink to rejuvenate and replenish our cells.
So, why take them raw? Cooking these greens would destroy all enzymes and heat-sensitive vitamins as raw green leafy vegetables are rich in enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chlorophyll and biophotons (particles of light energy found in very high concentrations in green leafy vegetables). Leafy greens belong to a class of plants called bitters which are known to stimulate digestion, support liver detoxification function, have antibiotic (anti-bacterial), anti-fungal, anti-tumor, sedative, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Make sure to get 2-3 servings of greens every day!
It is also important to select produce that are organically grown or at least pesticide and chemical-free as we are essentially drinking it raw. The recommended intake of greens per day is at least two to three servings. By blending it with fruits, it helps you to consume that many greens with ease and also satisfying your nutritional needs.
Within days of starting on a green smoothie regime, you will experience an immediate improvement in elimination and detoxification as green smoothies have fiber retained to do the work. Many regular green smoothie drinkers have also observed a substantial increase in energy and stamina, as well as the body’s ability to self-heal, is intensified and accelerated.
As your body cleanses and purifies itself over time, you will find that you will gain better mental clarity and awareness. Green smoothies are also particularly effective in diminishing food cravings as once your body cells receive top-quality nutrition, erratic signals to the brain cease to send messages of deprivations and food cravings will slowly start to diminish.
This article is an updated version of “Wellness expert: why you need green smoothies“.