Greens are a storehouse of vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll, useful for us, and ground in a blender in the form of delicious cocktails. It becomes a real gift for our body, cleansing and healing it. Anytime you are stressed make a delicious salad and try to chill with Bet22.
Nutritionists claim that green smoothies are a great way to get a dose of vitamins in the most digestible form. It is also good to get a unique component such as chlorophyll. It can be found only in greens. But we rarely use green leafy vegetables. At most, we add a couple of lettuce leaves to the main dish, decorate hot parsley, or chop a sprig of dill into soup. The body will receive much more chlorophyll if you accustom yourself to drinking a small number of green smoothies. In a sense, smoothies are much healthier than freshly squeezed juices. Because they are less concentrated, and at the same time contain fiber that is important for our digestive system.
Serious contraindications for regular intake of smoothies from raw vegetables and fruits are any acute diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Don’t use it when you have gastritis, colitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, as well as pregnancy and lactation.
Those who suffer from chronic kidney disease should also be more careful. Those who rarely ate raw vegetables and greens before, after the first glasses of green smoothies, may feel symptoms of diarrhea. In this case, before starting the detox course, you should gradually accustom your body to greenery.
Everything In Moderation
Do not fall for green smoothies as a panacea for all ills, start with small portions, and with any symptoms of malaise, stop taking. Alternate and mix leafy vegetables so you don’t eat too many at one time. For example, such useful spinach, with an overdose, can cause kidney stones. In no case should you switch to green smoothies as the main way of eating. Use them once, a maximum of twice a day, without replacing the main meals. And if you want to arrange a fasting day “on the greens”, do it no more than once a day a week.
The recommendation of nutritionists is to consume a cocktail of greens and fruits on an empty stomach, about half an hour before breakfast. If you want to drink such a drink in the afternoon, try not to add fruit to it. Fruit contains a lot of sugar. For the same reason, it is not recommended to use green smoothies with fruits for diabetics. Well, do not forget that with any detox program. You should exclude confectionery, fried and fatty foods from the diet, and start moving more and walking in the fresh air.
What To Use?
The main components of any green detox cocktail are a bunch of greens, sweet fruit, and water. It is desirable that the ratio of greens to fruit in a glass is approximately 60/40. Add about half a cup of water to the blender, adjusting the consistency of the finished drink to your taste. Otherwise, you can show your imagination and make a delicious “breakfast” literally from any edible leaves and fruits that you find in the refrigerator or in the garden. For freshness, you can add ice cubes to the blender instead of water.
Chia seeds, sesame seeds, or pumpkin seeds will also go well with greens. It is better to choose small fruits or vegetables for a cocktail because the large size of the fruit indicates a high content of starch in it, as well as fertilizers in the soil. Pay attention to the ripeness of the fruits. They should be ripe enough, but not withered. In the summer months, young nettles, goutweed, or dandelion leaves can be picked up in the forest. But when collecting wild plants, be careful not to pick poisonous grass along with nettles, and do not collect greens near roads.