Smoothies are a quick way to eat whole, natural foods. Just throw foods in the blender and you’re eating in 5 minutes! You can never say you don’t have time to prepare healthy meals. Here are 3 great whole food smoothies to improve your energy/vitality, uptick your mental clarity and reduce pain and inflammation.
Smoothies can help you use the replacement method to change bad eating habits. If you don’t replace bad foods with healthy foods, you will continue to eat bad foods. Day by day, week by week and month by month, you can eat cleaner on autopilot with a little planning.
Try not to eat processed foods, fast foods or foods in a box or bag as they are loaded with unhealthy trans fats and other unhealthy ingredients.
Eat enough food to fuel your body for the day’s demands of work, activities and exercise. Smoothies can help you eat every 2 to 3 hours to keep your energy up and your metabolism active throughout the day. Smoothies are ideal post-workout drinks for quick digestion.
Drinking more water during the day will also help you eat less and stay alert. And, your body is about 70% water so its easy to get dehydrated. If you feel thirsty, you are dehydrated. To top it off, water helps your body flex muscles, remove wastes, cushion joints, carry nutrients and oxygen to your cells and helps convert food into energy (although water doesn’t provide energy).
Aim to drink half your weight in water every day. So, if you weigh 180 pounds, drink about 90 ounces of water every day.
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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES