Are Fruit Smoothies Healthy For Breakfast?
Are you looking for the most efficient way to eat healthy and lose fat but still have some fun with it?
With the increase in unhealthy goodies in coffee shops and lack of choice in most work cafeteria, it's getting harder these days to eat a healthy and delicious breakfast everyday of the week.
Smoothies are versatile, delicious, nutritious and give you the energy that you need to wake up and face the day with sustainable energy.
Is it healthy to have a fruit smoothie for breakfast everyday?
According to Vladimir Vulchev, Functional Training Coach and NFPTCertified Personal Trainer, it depends on your health status and amount of sugar in the smoothie.
If you are a sedentary person with overweight or health issues, then probably drinking fruit smoothies every day won’t be the smartest approach.
If you workout on a regular basis and you are in a good health then drinking fruit smoothie won’t be any problem at all.
The problem here is the high sugar content of the fruits.
From the opposite side, you get a lot of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that will help enhance your overall health and training performance.
However, in both cases, when preparing your smoothies, always include a green leaves or powder inside. Kale, spinach or green powder blend will do miracles to your health and “hack” your fruit smoothie.
8 Important Health Benefits of Drinking Fruit Smoothies
1. Burns Fat
Smoothies are becoming an easy and effortless way to lose weight if you're clever with your choice of ingredients.
When looking for the right tasty addition to a smoothie, fruits like berries are a secret weight loss weapon because of flavonoids, which has been shown in studies to be one of the keys for not putting on weight. It is even suspected that blueberries can actually stop fat cells from developing.
To burn the most fast with smoothies, include lots of protein rich food that will fill you up.
2. Keeps You Hydrated
The doctor recommends at least 6 glasses of water per day. With delicious fruit smoothies, you are halfway there as they are very rich in water on account of all the fruit and vegetables used in its preparation.
Start the day with a milk or water based version to keep you more hydrated.
3. Keeps You Full Longer
Fruit smoothies help you curb your cravings. When prepared properly, fruit smoothies are a good replacement for your sweet cravings without adding much sugar to your diet.
You can use healthy ingredients like banana, cacao, nut butters and dates to make them naturally sweet, thicker and more nutrititious.
With this, you can stay full, without added calories or sugar.
4. Improves Digestion
Green smoothies are made from leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, celery and collard which are alkaline foods that are best known to counteract the discomfort of acide reflux and heartburn,
To make them more delicious, you can throw in carrots, strawberries and blueberries.
5. Boosts Immunity
Fruits and vegetables are a great source of nutrients and antioxidants for good health but some are proven to increase your immunity.
Adding sweet potato to your smoothies isn’t just a way to make them taste nice; the beta-carotene that they contain is an immunity booster.
An added bonus - it’s also good for your eyes and bones.
You can use sweet potato as a smoothie base but you’ll also want to add in other ingredients to get the taste you want.
6. Detoxes the Body
Smoothies are a great way to detox your body and get rid of toxins.
Some fruits and vegetables are particularly detoxifying such as garlic, papaya and beets. They can help to cleanse your blood and help the liver to get rid of toxins more efficiently. Be sure to include these goodies in some of your smoothies for the ultimate detox drink!
7. Boosts Your Brain
According to this 2011 research done, the nutrients in fruit and vegetable smoothies help to boost your brain function and make your mind feel clearer.
Smoothies are a great way to easily get lots of fruit and vegetables into your day-to-day routine and if you're including things like coconut, you’ll be benefitting from the omega-3 fatty acids to help your brain to work at its best.
8. Be Less Prone to Depression
Studies have shown that folic acid can help to treat depression so you could do worse than add folate rich vegetables to your green smoothies if you’re prone to low mood.
Other good sources of folic acid are broccoli, citrus fruits, banana, peas and spinach.
Now you know, fruit smoothies are very healthy for breakfast because it helps curbs cravings, boost immunity, detoxes the body, improve digestion and all other benefits listed above.
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