Yes, Green Smoothies are Good for You and here is Why…
Simple… Low consumption of green leafy vegetables is associated with increased risk of mortality.
In this video Dr Greger talks through a research paper that looks at the need for green leafy vegetables and then look at the best ways to get enough or at least more leafy greens into your diet.
We need to look at two aspects, firstly eating enough green leafy vegetables and secondly absorbing the nutrients from the green leafy vegetables.
Quantity of Greens
He says the best way to eat greens is to find the way that allows you to eat the most green vegetables you possible can. And that way is through whole-food green smoothies that provide a potent blend of good nutrition.
What is a whole-food green smoothie?
A whole-food green smoothie combines healthy fruits with green leafy vegetables. The sweetness of the fruits masks the bitterness of the greens, so we can take in lots of green leafy vegetables without even realizing it.
Quality of Greens
So, if the first important aspect is getting enough green leafy vegetables into our diets. Then the second is to make sure that the greens are bio accessible. It is difficult to break down raw green leafy vegetables through chewing alone. We can never chew as well as a blender, which makes whole-food green smoothies the best way to make the nutrients in green leafy vegetables bio available to our bodies.
It really is not what you eat, but what your body can absorb.
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So, Are Green Smoothies Good for You?
Yes, firstly we can add enough greens to our diet and secondly with green smoothies we can maximize nutrient absorption.