You might be wondering how a fruit smoothie diet could help you lose weight and detox whilst at the same time ensuring that your body receives the nutrients it needs for optimum health – read on!
We all know we should take our five fruits and vegetables every day as stated in the recommended daily food intake requirements. But with a busy lifestyle, how often are you able to ensure that you get your five servings of fruits and vegetables?
Everyone can manage to spend a couple of minutes which is all that is needed to whizz up your fruit smoothie – and you can even drink it on the go, on your way to work, school, walking the dog or shopping!
Getting all the benefits of your fruit smoothies in the morning and later, having a light lunch is very beneficial. Once you get into the habit, you will never regret going on this fruit smoothie diet – especially when you start to see weight loss results!
Fruits are filled with vital nutrients, minerals and vitamins, not to mention the hydrating, toxin-flushing water content. How many of us actually drink the eight cups of water recommended as the daily requirement for best health benefits? Downing a fruit smoothie early in the day will provide you with a sense of fullness, preventing you from eating unnecessary junk, and keep you well hydrated throughout your morning activities.
The carbohydrates provided by fruits such as those found in bananas are actually better than those found in refined foods like pasta or bread and they can boost your endurance by giving you more energy while eating less of the more fattening carbohydrate food items. Adults also tend to ‘wean’ off milk as they age – even though calcium intake is important for preventing osteoporosis and other health problems. A fruit smoothie diet, combining fruits with milk and/or yogurt, will ensure continued intake of dairy milk providing much needed calcium intake, improving bone strength and muscle repair as well if you mix in some protein powder to your drink – hence you could actually be able to improve your physical workout for weight loss.
Top Tip: If you are dairy or lactose intolerant, you can buy dairy alternative milks that are fortified with the necessary calcium and use these in your smoothies instead!
Whilst supply of multivitamin supplements is a multi-million dollar industry in the US and globally, many such products are not actually regulated by FDA and research companies have found out that there is no conclusive evidence that such vitamins are effective or able to provide significant health benefits to the user. Nutritionists and other experts agree that the best way of getting your nutrition is by eating a healthy, natural diet. The nutrients, minerals and vitamins obtained from the consumption of fruits are also proven to be the most efficient source as compared to vitamin pills and supplements.
So the very best way to ensure your body’s nutritional requirements and to detoxify, removing the buildup of harmful toxins, is to ensure that your body can get everything it needs from your diet, particularly fruits and vegetables. You could do this by starting on a fruit smoothie diet and consuming a healthy home-made smoothie every morning. You will be able to get many of your required daily vitamins and minerals in one delicious, quick to make drink which is certainly a lot more interesting than taking a supplement pill – and a lot more filling too!
Antioxidants are also a very important part of the human body’s function. Antioxidants are able to help lower risks of certain diseases. Some I could list would be heart and circulatory diseases and neurological diseases. Some antioxidants in fruits have been shown to offer protection from some cancers. Daily drinking of fruit smoothies would certainly help detoxify your body, boost your immune system and lower your risk of various diseases in one small, quick to make, but powerful daily drink as part of your fruit smoothie diet. Use this link to see a chart of top scoring fruits for antioxidant content!
If you still do not see the reason to make the fruit smoothie diet part of your weight loss plan, here is a nice and easy list of benefits you might want to glance over again.
- It will save your money over the long run. Diet pills and vitamin, mineral and other nutritional supplements do not come cheap. The cheap and plentiful choice of fruits and vegetables can do the same and are quick and simple to prepare.
- Fruit smoothies are all natural and do not have any unnecessary artificial content in them. In fact if you invest in a home smoothie maker you will know exactly what goes in your daily dose of goodness! By not taking weight loss pills, you will avoid any potential side effects from these and the beneficial effects experienced are all the work of Mother Nature.
- Fruits have an abundance of natural fiber making sure you do not have to worry about your digestion any more. Soluble and insoluble fiber is important for your digestive health and both types are present in fruits and vegetables.
- Taking your diet fruit smoothie first thing in the morning, means it is a quick and simple job that ensures you get the best nutrition right at the start of your day, keeping you properly hydrated and leaving you to enjoy your activities with the best state of health and mind.
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You will find lots of recipe ideas on this site that can help you to get started on a fruit smoothie diet and start seeing the health benefits for yourself.