Are you having great trouble staying lean? Are you looking for that blend that is easy to prepare within minutes? Though easy to prepare, it provides you with all the nutrients needed to keep you going. In today’s world, more money is spent on ‘fast food’, sugar rich carbonated soda, food rich in polysaturated fats which affect the human body adversely leading to the surge in heart conditions like coronary artery arthrosclerosis and heart attack, stroke, hypertension and diabetes seen in this century.
Green smoothie is gorgeous and cute, so green and nutritious. It doesn’t only provide you with that great taste; it is a great source of non-dairy calcium, magnesium and vitamin C and they contain carotenoids that may help protect against macular degeneration and folate to guard against heart disease and cancer, low in sodium and thus prevents onset of hypertension, it makes you beautiful or handsome and also providing you with complex sugar of low glycemic index packed with amino acid.
Green smoothies are rich in protein and amino acids derived from proteins which is vital to life as it is used as the chief building block for basically all cells and tissues in the body. Hormones and enzymes are specialized proteins found in the body which regulates the metabolic process of the body and catalyzes chemical reaction in the body respectively. It is imperative that we need to supply our body with adequate amount of protein to keep the body functioning at its optimal capability. Unlike carbohydrate and fats, the human body cannot store protein, so we need a continuous supply of amino acids in our diet. Green smoothies provide an easy fix to our daily protein requirement.
Smoothies also contain vitamins and minerals which are complex nutritional substance needed for good health, growth and are considered as the link in the metabolic functions of the body. The human body cannot synthesize its own vitamins and minerals making it dependent on adequate nutrition to supply it needs. When food are cooked, most of the essential nutrients are lost in the process and it is wise that fruits and vegetables are eaten raw or with very little processing to avoid the destruction of nutrients. Green smoothie provides the body with natural vitamins and minerals needed by the body.
Green smoothie is easy to prepare giving you and instant nutritious meal. All you need to do is to wash the fruits and vegetables, mix them in a blender and push the blend button. Many recipes are available but you can create your own recipe to suit your taste and nutritional requirement. It is advisable that you drink your green smoothie fresh immediately after blending.
Here is an example of a green smoothie recipe
Wash the ingredients properly and add them in the blender. Blend until you get a smooth blend. Pour into a glass and your smoothie is ready for consumption. Green smoothie can be stored in a refrigerator or vacuum flask.
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