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9 Top Health Benefits of Green Smoothies

It’s strange. Once someone starts to drink a smoothie with added greens daily for a month or two, they start to get compliments on how radiant their skin looks, on how slim their body is becoming, and on how much vibrant energy they have.

You can expect some of the following things to occur:

1. More Energy

Believe me, I know… I have a toddler, an infant, and run my own business. All the while I need to clean the house and prepare meals. Life is crazy! That is why it is so important to keep processed foods out of the home and nutrient dense smoothies readily available us and our loved ones. We can’t afford to not receive the benefits of green smoothies.

2. Regular Digestion

There will be no need for a reader’s digest in the bathroom anymore! Through my years of studying health, having clean bowels is one of the most important things that you can do for your body. The bowels get rid of toxins and the digested food.

Many experts say that you need to have a bowel movement at least 2-3 times per day. The bowels should be soft and easy to eliminate. A green smoothie made with kale seems to work the best.

3. Experience fewer cravings for sugary and salty processed food

Out of all of the benefits of green smoothies, this one is my favorite. There is nothing like breaking free from the bonds of unhealthy snack food.

My cravings for chocolate and chips were so bad that I would drive to the store in the middle of the night. Not good for my weight, my health, or my wallet! It took about 2 months of green smoothies for my body to start craving healthy foods. Boy, did it feel good!

Just think… you can break free from your food addiction too!

4. Receive fewer mood swings

5. Lose weight!

Your body will be getting the nutrients that it needs. So you will not be rummaging through you pantry for unhealthy snacks. The less junk that you eat, the less junk that will be in your trunk.

6. Your skin becomes radiant!

When your bowels are moving correctly, you body can eliminate toxins in an efficient manner. Usually someone with acne and other skin problem have a problem with regular bowels. When the toxins cannot leave through the bowel regularly, they have to leave somewhere else, your skin.

By drinking a daily green smoothie, you can improve your digestive system that in turn improves your skin. You could say it is green smoothie beauty!

There are many different opinions on how to make your skin shine with radiance. Fancy creams and expensive surgeries will not replace eating wholesome foods. A diet for good skin is one of the best things that you can do to transform your skin from the inside out.

There are other secrets that can give you glowing results. Check out these five natural beauty tips that will rejuvenate your skin.

7. You may feel an urge to start exercising.

Your body craves to be used. But processed foods drain our bodies of the much needed energy. Replace the junk food with nutrient dense foods, and your body will be bounding with energy.

8. Blood sugars may be stabilized

If you are a diabetic, you may need to choose low sugar fruits at first. Such as berries, green apples, grapefruit, etc.

9. Hair and nails grow in faster and stronger

The Darker the Hue of your Brew…

The fat-busting benefits of green tea boil down to disease-fighting compounds called catechins. One study of 240 Japanese men and women found that when subjects drank green tea containing 583 milligrams of catechins per 12-ounce cup, they dropped more weight – and inches – than those who ingested tea containing only 96 milligrams. Max your results by steeping your bag of green tea as long as possible. The darker the hue of your brew (and how bitter it is), the more catechin-rich the cup.

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The Fat Burning Power Of Green Tea

Consumption of green tea has been associated with a number of positive effects on health.  Several studies have shown regular use of green tea can aid fat loss.  Green tea is believed to augment norepinephrine, a hormone that promotes fat breakdown.  Other possible benefits of green tea include decreased food intake and decreased formation of fat.

Polyphenols, the bioactive compounds in green tea, account for a third of the dry weight of the leaves.  The predominant polyphenols are the catechins including epicatechin, epicatechin-3-gallate, epigallocatechin and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).  Most research has focused on EGCG as the predominant polyphenol.

German researchers recently tested the effects of EGCG rates of carbohydrate and fat oxidation.  Subjects consumed either 300 mg of EGCG or placebo, supplementation with EGCG caused a shift in energy utilization from carbohydrate to fat oxidation.  The effect was more pronounced after eating a meal.  In the placebo trial, only 30% of the total energy burned after the meal was attributed to fat, whereas 54% of the energy burned came from fat oxidation after EGCG supplementation.

These results show supplementation with 300 mg EGCG encourages use of fat over carbohydrate as fuel, which provides a plausible mechanism to explain the anti-obesity effects of green tea.

About MixStirs

MixStirs was designed for the “Active Lifestyle on the Go”. Our “Stirs” as we like to call them, are made from real fruit and juice with no sugar added. We have a wide variety that will meet all of your needs ranging from the “Classic and Fruit Stirs” to the “Vitamin Powered Stirs” to the “Create Your Own Protein Power Stirs”. We have fruits from California and fruits from Brazil like the Acai Berry which has more than twice the antioxidants of blueberries and more than 30 times that of red wine. Our locations are primarily located in Health Clubs and Fitness Centers however we do have full service locations as well.