Herbs likes ginger, or omega-3 essential fatty acids like chia seed or ground flax seeds, can be added according to personal preferences. These are great additions to help them feel satiated.
Using a powerful appliance helps to smooth out the blending. The trick is to use all the fiber in the food.
According to the website Foodmatters.tv, “smoothies consist of the entire fruit or vegetable, skin and all and contain all of the fiber from the vegetables. However, the blending process breaks the fiber apart (which makes the fruit and vegetables easier to digest) but also helps create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes. Smoothies tend to be more filling, because of the fiber, and generally faster to make than juice, so they can be great to drink first thing in the morning as your breakfast, or for snacks throughout the day.”
There is a difference between blending and juicing. Juicing, according to Foodmatters.tv is defined as “Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce and discards the indigestible fiber. Without all the fiber, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients.”
When asked whether there are benefits to juicing along with or instead of blending, Friedman said, “that extracted juice causes you to miss the benefits of the fiber. I don’t see any benefits of juicing.”
Blending is “good for most people to help them lose weight, control their cholesterol and diabetes,” he said.
Adding more vegetables and fruit to your diet consistently will prevent and reduce chronic disease, and increase energy.
Isn’t that what we all want?
One great thing about blending is that you can get several servings of fruits and vegetables in one drink! Just blend it up every day and see your health transform.
If you want ideas for fruit and vegetable smoothies, you can go to HealthyDaes.com and type in green smoothies for free recipes!
Dr. Daemon Jones
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