There is fascinating new research in two areas that healthy eaters are combining in some really powerful ways.
The first is the liquid diet or the smoothie movement.
There is an entire industry and movement building up around “green smoothies”, a combination of fruits, vegetables, seeds, proteins and oils, all blended together with your favorite blendtec or veggiemix blenders.
The science showing the health benefits behind these smoothies is tremendous. Since the fruits and veggies are broken down into liquid form, it gives our body the best chance to absorb the nutrients quickly and most effectively. In addition, you can get so much more fruit and vegetable content into your body since you are drinking it. There is much more quantity of nutrients available in this form, since you couldn’t possibly eat all of those fruits and veggies in a sitting. When’s the last time you tried to eat an apple, a pear, a banana, handful of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, ate some flaxseeds, chia seeds, downed some coconut and chia oils, and topped it off with a good handful of kale and a 24 oz glass of water? In their natural form, before combining and blending, its a monumental task to get all of those things into your body. However, when you create a smoothie with these ingredients, its a pretty manageable liquid snack that you could drink in a 15-20 minute sitting.
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Watch this for more info on the scientific health benefits on smoothies:
The second area of research is in the paleolithic diet movement (paleo diet).
Paleo eating we are quickly finding out is not a fad, or something that will be going away any time soon. Its getting back to the essentials and roots of where we started as humans. Plants and animals — nothing more, nothing less. Forget all of the processed junk that we’ve created – the foods that were never really intended to be. Sugary, refined flours, chemicals and other junk that our bodies were never meant to digest. When you look at people who have been eating paleo for years, you see very healthy, vibrant, energetic people that are not slowed down by poor digestive tracts and deteriorating insides due to poor eating. Watch this for a full explanation of paleo eating and it’s scientific benefits to your health:
The combination of paleo and smoothie movements creates the Paleo Smoothie movement. No junk in the smoothie like added sugars and syrups, etc. — just completely healthy fruits, vegetables and proteins.
Check out recipes and have yourself a paleo smoothie today. They are incredibly delicious, and one of the healthiest things you could be doing for your body right now.