Green smoothies are excellent health benefiting drinks that can be consumed on daily basis so as to restore fit health structure. Although, people can have these drinks at any time of day but there are certain guidelines that can be followed in order to undertake maximum benefit from these drinks. Some of these guidelines are as follows that can help you have a number of benefits from drinking green smoothies.
Prepare green smoothies as the first thing to have in morning. More benefits can be gained through it if it is being consumed even before the breakfast. People can make bulk of smoothie at one time and drink a glass full in morning while have the remaining at other time of day. The other times of the day when you can benefit the most from drinking a green smoothie is around 10am and around 3-4pm. These are the times when we need to be the most alkaline.
Slowly sipping the green smoothie can help individuals to digest it thoroughly. This will even reduce the chances of spilling and will make individuals get rid of problem of indigestion.
It is better to make a simple smoothie. Don’t add too many ingredients in it as they will not only make it difficult to digest but will also reduce the benefitting effect. Avoid adding large volumes of seeds, oils, nuts, or other ingredients to green smoothies.
If individuals suffer from problem of gas or irritation in digestive system then it is better to drink smoothies made with detoxification agents. Such smoothies hold large amount of citrus fruits while less volume of other organic materials.
Another guideline to have more benefits from green smoothie is to consume it as it is and not as part of meal. Try drinking these smoothies at time breaks in afternoon or evening when hunger is at its peak. This will make people absorb more nutrients and will even help them to avoid putting on weight.
Finally, it is better not to add too many starchy substances such as beets, carrots, zucchini, cabbage or more.
Following these simple guidelines can therefore make you have more advantages from green smoothies.
By: Dr. Sandra Miranda, ND