5 Health Benefits of Smoothies

by Head Health Nutter on April 12, 2012

I’m wild about smoothies! They’ve played an important part of my health journey and now that the weather’s getting warmer, they’ll once again come to my rescue in my spring intentions! Here’s guest blogger, Olivia Parker, with a few reasons why smoothies are a good idea.   

What are some good reasons for you to drink smoothies on a regular basis? If you can’t think of any other valid purpose aside from it tasting delicious, then something must be wrong with you. These concoctions render loads of health benefits to drinkers, but I’ll only be discussing 5 that apply to almost all beverages of this type in general.

#1: They keep you hydrated. Common sense will tell you that the milk and yogurt included in a smoothie have large contents of water, so you won’t have to worry about not getting adequate hydration.

#2: It contains vitamins, oils and fat that are essential for your overall well-being. Yes, I listed “fat” on the last sentence, mainly because it’s required by your body for the assimilation of other vitamins and carries out other bodily functions. Moreover, fat is converted into energy, which does come in handy for people working out to burn more fat (ironic isn’t it?).

#3: Milk content. By choosing to blend in cultured milk, your smoothie becomes a great source of probiotics. Also, everybody knows that milk is a well-known for its calcium composition – all it takes for you to reach 33% of your daily calcium needs is to drink 8ozs.

#4: It can serve as a breakfast alternative – it provides the necessary nutritional values you’ll need in the morning. There’s protein in some variations as well, which helps give you that extra boost that’ll get you through the day. Making a beverage like this will only take a few minutes of your time, which is a good thing when you’re running late for school or work.

#5: They help you cut excess pounds. You can do this by drinking it in between meals, or whenever you start feeling tempted to eat junk food. Getting stuffed with this healthy concoction is a whole lot better than putting more garbage into your body. Lastly, they provide you with the energy needed for a longer and more efficient workout, like I’ve mentioned earlier.

These are just some of many health benefits of smoothies everyone can enjoy. If you aren’t satisfied with the nutritional bonuses people get from drinking this concoction, you can always decide to toss in additional ingredients to make it even healthier.

About the Author

Olivia Parker wrote Sensational Smoothies eBook to show people how to get the slim and healthy body they’ve always wanted without fuss or pain or regret. She used to be unhappy about her body and her health, and there were many days when she thought she’d never be different, that she could never change things. Smoothies saved her! And she believes they can save you, too! Visit her at sensationalsmoothies.com.

Can you add any health benefits of smoothies to add to Olivia’s list?

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Thomas April 13, 2012 at 10:45 pm

I’d have one with a meal or between meals. But I wouldn’t use it as a means to keep hydrated. I’d only ever drink straight water for that.

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Head Health Nutter April 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Same for me, Thomas; I really think plain water is the only liquid that properly hydrates.

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Mariana April 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I’m so obsessed with mixing up different fruits and veggies for delicious smoothies!

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Head Health Nutter April 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Me too, Mariana! :)

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Patty April 24, 2012 at 1:06 am

I always look forward to my morning smoothie! I mix whatever fruit I’m craving with plain Greek yogurt, soymilk and flaxseed meal. So good :)

The only thing is I can’t get Jamba Juice smoothies anymore because I know the ones I make are so much better for me…

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Jennifer March 13, 2013 at 5:15 am

Great article! I really like to make different smoothies in the morning and like a good ideas for snacks. It makes me full longer and pump my body for the nutritional buck….Love smoothies!!!!
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Manie April 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm

always i used to read smaller articles that as well clear their motive, and that is also happening with this post which I am reading at this place.

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Colby July 20, 2013 at 10:40 am

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Anna Dawson July 27, 2013 at 3:43 am

I enjoyed reading this wonderful article.. I love smoothies as it help me maintaining my weight control plan .. ;) . Fruit smoothies can be a healthy additional any meal plan as long as you maintain portion control. Consult your doctor on how to best incorporate smoothies into your diet plan.

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