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Increase Brain Health by Changing Your Breakfast: The KB Smoothie. The Secret Dark Side Of Kale. I've written a lot about kale and my fanaticism for it.

The Secret Dark Side Of Kale

I know of few foods more nutrient-rich, detoxifying and generally promoting of vibrant health. Synchro Salad Recipes Version Two and Version Three are both habit-forming-delicious kale salad recipes that I eat almost every day of my life. "Almost" is an important word there, because for all the amazing qualities kale brings to the table (literally)'s not perfect. Kale contains a couple organic compounds that have the potential to create issues...but only if you eat a TON of kale.

Thankfully, there's no reason to ever have to deal with these issues. Can a green smoothie cleanse put you in the ER? Are Green Smoothies Good For YOU? When I opened Facebook this morning, I saw this question from Kayla: I recently read on a comment you are not a huge fan of green smoothies.

Are Green Smoothies Good For YOU?

Can you please elaborate why? Why yes, and thanks, Kayla, for the inspiration for this blog post! The Dark Side of Green Smoothies. Do Smoothies Cause Overly Rapid Sugar Absorption? Drinking sugar water is bad for you, as I explored in If Fructose Is Bad, What About Fruit?.

Do Smoothies Cause Overly Rapid Sugar Absorption?

If you have people fast and then drink a glass of water with three tablespoons of sugar in it, which is about the amount in a can of soda, you get a big spike in blood sugar within the first hour. Our body freaks out and releases so much insulin that we actually overshoot. By the second hour, we’re relatively hypoglycemic, dropping our blood sugar below where it was when we started out fasting. In response, our body dumps fat into our bloodstream as if we’re starving because our blood sugars just dropped so low. The same thing happens even after drinking apple juice. Ask Whole9 Canada: Are Smoothies Healthy? Isn't Blending Fruits And Vegetables In A Green Smoothie Improper Food Combining? Food Form and Satiety - Should You Drink Your Calories? - Sustainable Dish. How to Maximize Nutrient Absorption. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors associated with an increased risk of premature death include smoking, excessive alcohol drinking, and not eating enough greens.

How to Maximize Nutrient Absorption

The best way to get your greens is in whichever way you’ll eat the most of them, and one way to sneak extra greens into your daily diet is with whole-food smoothies, “a potent blend of good nutrition” in a quick, portable, delicious form. The Mayo Clinic offers a basic green smoothie recipe, combining the healthiest of fruits and the healthiest of vegetables, berries and dark green leafies, respectively. It calls for 2 ounces of baby spinach, which is about a cup and a half. Consider adding in some curly parsley, another mild beginner green to start with. Surprisingly, the sweetness of the fruit masks any bitterness from the greens such that the pickiest of children love these smoothies, as do adults who otherwise would not consume dark green leafy vegetables—or even fruit—for breakfast. Sip Smoothies Slowly. A famous study in 2000 compared the impact of soda versus jelly beans.

Sip Smoothies Slowly

Researchers had people add 28 extra spoonfuls of sugar to their daily diet in the form of jelly beans or soda. Then, they measured how many calories participants ate over the rest of the day to see if their bodies would compensate for all that extra sugar. For the jelly bean group, their bodies registered all the extra calories from the handfuls of jelly beans and they ended up eating less of everything else throughout the day. So, they ate pretty much the same number of calories before and after adding the jelly beans to their diet. But, for the soda group, despite all the added calories from the cans of pop they were drinking every day, they kept eating about the same amount. Why it's Better to Drink Green Smoothies With a Straw. A group of women were split into two groups and told to eat as much soup as they wanted, but half were given big spoons and told to eat quickly, while the other half were given small spoons and told to eat slowly.

Why it's Better to Drink Green Smoothies With a Straw

The slow group ended up feeling more satiated—despite eating less food. Prolonged meal duration can allow more time for our body’s own “I’ve-had-enough” signals to develop before too many calories have been consumed. It makes sense. After all, we evolved for millions of years before cooking, when undomesticated fruits and vegetables were much tougher and fibrous. Our body is built to expect us to take our time when eating.

The Afternoon Sugar Crash, Green Smoothies, and Liver Detoxification. Green smoothie. 40 Healthy Smoothie Recipes. Ahh, the smoothie.

40 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

It’s gotten a bad rap in the past for being a sugar-laden drink more closely resembling dessert than anything remotely healthy. Brain Boosting Smoothie Recipe. This brain boosting smoothie recipe is loaded with healthy fats to support nervous system and brain development/function.

Brain Boosting Smoothie Recipe

It’s healthy, delicious and so easy to make! Start your day with this great recipe! Feeling a little foggy? Grab Your Brain Boosting Smoothie Guide HERE! Almost there! Enter your email to download this free guide right now. We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe. From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut only affects the digestive system, but in reality it can affect more. Mayo Clinic Green smoothie recipe. 20 Smoothie Bowl Recipes — the Trend Both Kids and Adults Love!