I have written about smoothies here on green vegetables nutrition before, but it has been a long time since and there are more things to share. There are many benefits to having a green smoothie:
- Amazing amounts of nutrients delivered in one shot (could be good or bad, depending on many things…)
- Quick way of getting your body the energy and strength it needs.
- Fiber, Fiber and Fiber again! Great source for fibers which keep our intestines running smoothly (Especially for all you girls out there who suffer from chronic constipation and can’t go without a pill).
- Availability. Sometimes we are at work or on the go, and we NEED to get our energy and nutrients but simply lack the time…
- Price – While we are used to paying a high price for fruit smoothies, Green smoothies are cheaper and healthier
- Health – I’ve written before about the common mistake many of us have -a Fruit smoothie is usually NOT healthy! Remember.
There are actually more reasons why having a green vegetables smoothie is the right thing to do for your body and mind, but I think we can settle for these now, as we go on learning why fibers are so good.
Green Vegetables Nutrition and Fiber Content
Everything nowadays is working on fiber. Even the Internet is connected with a bunch of fibers, and it may come to you as a surprise to learn that each and every part of our body is connected with fiber. But, this is not exactly the kind of fiber we talk about in the health scene. Fiber has started its “15 minutes of glory” a few years ago, and fiber products began to pop-up like mushrooms after the rain. Suddenly every cereal on the shelve had “Extra Fiber Content” and things were “Fiber rich” and “Fiber Enhanced”. Let us understand something before we go on – Fiber IS important, but it is only too common for us westerners to make the mistake in thinking “Excess” equals “good”. Having fiber in our diet is truly super important. It helps our body in many ways, and I have written here before on green vegetables nutrition posts how fiber helps us (Just search for the word fiber on the search field up there..). But, stuffing our body with so much fiber is not healthy at all, and from being in a constant fiber-lack status, people have started consuming far too much fiber-content in their food, and especially in food that is not suppose to come with so much of it.
Green Vegetables Nutrition – The Smoothie Balance
The trick with fibers, as with everything in life, is timing and balance. It is important to get our fiber need with our food on a daily base, I can’t argue with that, but it is also important to remember that excess fiber can hurt us. That is one of the main reasons why drinking a green smoothie is actually so good. Who ever heard about drinking a glass of freshly smoothed green smoothie after or before a big meal? Anyone who ever tried a smoothie, especially a green vegetables smoothie knows that it is one of the most stomach-filling things existing on the face of the earth. It is my recommendation here on vegetables nutrition to have a green smoothie a day about two hours before your main meal, until you feel the effect and get to where you feel best with your intestines.
Wait now, this is not a recipe for everyone, but it is a beginning. This is right for the majority of us common folk, who work throuought the day and don’t make it to lunch until later on in the afternoon. The reason is that it gives our body immediate energy, from the good kind (and i’m not going to go into specific here as it is interesting yet complicated). The other reason is that it keeps the system moving, and by the time you are ready for your meal, your intestine will be clear and clean, and open for the food that is about to enter. You will be strong, full of power and energy, and all that from adding a green smoothie to your diet 3-5 times weekly. I have a lot more to say about this, as usual, but it is getting late and the post is already a bit too long, so enjoy your green smoothie! This is it for now here on green vegetables nutrition.