We all know how hard it can be to fit in the recommended daily intake of fruit and veg. Although five pieces may not seem like much, busy schedules mean we often don’t reach for that fresh apple or banana. And if we're totally honest with ourselves, sometimes we just don’t want to. Thankfully, the latest smoothie craze has got you covered.
Fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies have been making the rounds on social media for a while now, but they are more than just a pretty Hashtag. They are a fun and easy way to make sure you’re getting the required vitamins, minerals and fibre that you and your family needs every day. If you’re still not convinced, don’t worry, we’ve gone out and researched for you. Here are five health benefits of the raw juice and smoothie trend that’ll have you reaching for the blender.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But believe it or not when blended the outer walls of the fruits are broken down and your body is able to absorb more of the nutrients at a quicker rate. So, you get more of those good vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids with less effort, If only everything in life was that easy.
Rather than feeling tired and sluggish, like you do after that big lunch, you’ll feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the day. We tend to have heavily processed lunches that end up redirecting energy to our digestive systems rather than our minds. These juices will have you bouncing to your next task, rather than trying to sneak a nap under the desk.
When your body isn’t working hard on breaking down processed foods, it can focus on healing and detoxification.
If your digestion is resting, so will you. You’ll be able to enjoy a fuller, less interrupted sleep. You will feel less bloated and sluggish, which in turn allows for a more relaxed sleep.
As the raw juice lowers inflammation and keeps your body healthy, you’ll also notice effects on the outside. With the nutrients found in many fruits, promoting stronger nails, shinier hair and smoother skin.
If made right, the delicious, smooth and fruity taste is bound to keep the whole family happy and healthy.
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