We all know how popular juices and smoothies have become in recent years - but is there science behind the hype? Does drinking a glass of blended or juiced vegetables really help our bodies? We say yes, and here are 5 amazing health benefits you’ll receive from incorporating a glass or two into your daily diet.
Our bodies digest liquids much more efficiently than heavy foods. By blending or juicing large quantities of fruit and vegetables that would otherwise take a long time to eat, our bodies quickly receive a high concentration of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that it can easily digest. This allows our bodies to absorb all the goodness out of the fruit and veg, providing our blood and cells with much needed fuel.
Fruit and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, helping to repair and prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are damaging molecules that are not only produced by our bodies, but are contained within processed foods, petroleum-based products and pollution. They are linked to cancer and heart-related illnesses, and a diet full of antioxidants is key in reducing the damage they can cause.
By absorbing more nutrients through the juice or smoothie, our body is able to supply our brain and muscles with a nutrient-rich blood supply, steadily boosting our energy levels. Particularly with smoothies, blended fruits provide us with fibre and carbohydrates, preventing a blood sugar spike and slowly releasing energy.
By providing our bodies with a steady source of energy that reduces the load on our digestive systems, more oxygen and nutrient-rich blood is able to reach our brains, helping clear mental fog and keeping us motivated and improving concentration.
By fuelling our cells with plenty of vitamins and minerals, juices and smoothies increase cell turnover and help eliminate waste material from our bodies. The fibre present in smoothies also encourages the elimination of toxins through our lymphatic and digestive system, rather than our skin, giving you soft, shiny hair and glowing, clear skin.
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