Can a healthy diet help Asthma sufferers breathe easier? Or help control blood sugar levels for Diabetes sufferers? Can a healthy diet reduce the risk of degenerating eye health?
According to Rebecca Bohl (HealingSmoothies.com) the answer is a very strong “yes” to these questions, and – as you might expect from her website name – she recommends a green smoothie as the easiest way to consume the fruit & veg needed for a heathy diet.
Most green smoothie recipes use fruit as a way of disguising the flavor of the vegetables, lowering the barriers for those who find it difficult to enjoy veggies in theit normal meals.
Rebecca’s recipe below includes the super-food spinach as the main “leafy green”. As she explains…spinach is delicate and naturally sweet. So it adds a subtle flavor to this smoothie rather than overpowering it.
Spinach has definitely earned its reputation as a superfood. To list just some of the nutrients, it contains:
- vitamin K
- vitamin A
- vitamin C
Spinach helps everything from your skin and hair down to your bones.
- There is a lower risk of developing asthma thanks to the beta-carotene in spinach.
- Spinach helps control blood sugar levels for diabetics with the antioxidant know as alpha-lipoic acid.
- Other antioxidants in spinach reduce cell damage – for example, lutein prevents cataracts and macular degeneration.
This list is just a start to all of the amazing features of spinach.
Also, for the smoothie drinker, there is a practical advantage to spinach – it is one of the few leafy greens that can go in any kind of blender; so you don’t need an expensive high-powered blender to prepare this smoothie.
Great! – since I keep spinach handy because of its many health benefits, now I can easily make a delicious smoothie with it!
See the Next Page for Rebecca’s well-balanced, refreshing Smoothie Recipe…