The Healing Plate

Why I LOVE Green smoothies

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I know green smoothies have been a craze, but they are also highly recommended to those with inflammatory diseases and autoimmune disorders. For me, it is also a non-negotiable part of my diet.Green smoothies are an excellent way to ensure everyone gets the all-important leafy greens in their diet.

Leafy greens have so many health benefits; these include:  

  • May improve brain health
  • Helps to balance blood sugars
  • Improve your gut health.

A study in 2018 found that eating a daily dose of 1 cup of green vegetables was associated with a slower decline in brain function.

Dark leafy greens support your body’s natural ability to produce digestive enzymes. The pigment chlorophyll, which makes green vegetables green, also helps to detoxify your body.

Most of our immune system is housed in our gut. This makes keeping our gut function optimal pretty important. Leafy greens are high in fibre; dark leafy greens feed the good bacteria in your gut.

Make it a habit

 Getting “addicted” to green smoothies is one of the best habits you can cultivate. According to James Clear, writer of ”Atomic Habits”, quick, easy and satisfying habits will become more stickable.  Once you see how easy it is to incorporate green smoothies in your diet and you start feeling the difference in your body, it will become irresistable. 

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