Benefits Of Smoothies
Hi readers, in today’s era everyone wants readymade food and binge on junk food maybe because they don’t want to have the boring food that they daily have. They try to make their food more interesting but don’t seem to be getting much success in that. Well now you do not have to worry much because we at GoNirog Healthcare have come with a solution to make your meal healthy and interesting.
If you have fruits and milk/water/yogurt available with you then you don’t have to do much ahead. Just blend them together and you will have a super healthy and yet super tasty “smoothie” for yourself.
Smoothies are really beneficial for your health. These are an easy way to nourish your body containing all the necessary nutrients. It is better that you make your smoothie by yourself, this way, the fruits in your home will not go to waste while providing benefits that will keep you in a right track towards good health.
Following are some true benefits of having a smoothie:
Vitamins and Minerals:
There are 6 groups of fruits of fruits that help our body to gain the required vitamins and minerals and these groups of fruits are – citrus, berries, tropical, drupes, pomes and melons.
Citrus Fruits include grapefruit, oranges, tangerines and lemons. These are rich in Vitamin C, potassium and folate. Vitamin C helps you to build a strong and more stable immune system; Potassium helps the heart to grow strong with every beat and also it helps in maintaining blood pressure as well; Folate makes our body cells healthy.
Berry Fruits include blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries and grapes. These fruits particularly contain antioxidants and phytonutrients which in turn help you to fight diseases.
Tropical Fruits include papaya, kiwi fruit, pineapple, avocado, coconut, pomegranates, bananas and mangoes. These fruits are basically rich in Vitamin C, potassium, folate and manganese and with the help of these our bones, blood sugar, thyroid gland and nerves become healthy.
Drupe Fruits include cherries, apricots, peaches and plums. These fruits are rich are beta carotene, potassium and Vitamin C. Beta carotene helps the better functioning of your vision and immune system.
Pome Fruits include apples and pears. These contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin A is very beneficial for your eyes.
Melon Fruits include watermelon, cantaloupe, honey dew and casaba. These contain adequate amounts of Vitamin C.
Fruit smoothies are rich in fiber. And drinking them on a regular basis can help your body can gain a recommended amount of fiber, which, if considered on gender basis, is 28 grams for women and 38 grams for men. One serving of fruit typically contains two to four grams of fiber with blackberries, pears and apples having the highest concentration of five to seven grams per serving. The soluble fiber found in fruit helps slow digestion and may help control blood sugar and lower cholesterol.
If you create your own smoothie that will mean you can choose your own base for smoothie. The healthy bases that you can consider for your smoothies are water, low-fat milk, low-fat yogurt, which will add an amazing flavor and a great amount of nutrients. The water will provide your body with fluid that is necessary for metabolism of food and transportation of nutrients. The low-fat dairy contains calcium and vitamin D, which help your bones stay strong.
When trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight, smoothies could be used as a meal replacement, not an addition. For instance, drink a dairy-based smoothie for breakfast or drink a water-based smoothie as a snack. Fruit smoothies can be a healthy additional any meal plan as long as you maintain portion control.
So go ahead and have a smoothie and lead a fruity as well as healthy life. Fruits play a very important role in our lives and you can have these in not one but in unlimited ways. They benefit our health and add a different flavor to our lives. So, Have a Fruit, Stay Healthy!!