Juicing fruits and vegetables as a diet plan has become something that many people have started doing and some have found success with their weight loss goals. Did you know that blending fruits and vegetables, however, has just as many health benefits? Not only can you blend vegetables and fruits on a tighter budget than you can with a juicer, you can potentially get more nutrition from what you are consuming. Here are the top 5 benefits you can get by blending today:
1. Blending Keeps Foods Whole
When you are blending fruits and vegetables, you are keeping the fruit intact. That means the nutrients that each item contains is going to be in the right amounts. More importantly, however, the fiber content of what you decide to blend is going to remain. Fiber helps to regulate our dietary tract, lower the risk of chronic disease, and helps to stabilize blood sugars. This way you still get the benefit of drinking your foods instead of eating them, but you get the whole food package instead of just part of it. We talked more about the benefits of fiber from fruits and vegetables when we debated blending versus juicing.
2. It’s Easy to Add More Nutrition To Your Eating Habits
Combined, on average, people need about 6 cups of fruits and vegetables per day in their diet. It’s difficult sometimes, however, to make sure our diets are properly proportioned with the amount of fruits and vegetables that we need. By blending these items into delicious smoothies and other concoctions, we have a simple way to add more of these items, even it just means sipping away at it throughout the day. Every little bit counts toward better health!
3. Blending Introduces New Foods
We all get stuck in a certain rut of eating foods that we like and ignoring the rest of what is offered. In many regions, its very easy to get different native fruits and vegetables that can diversify a diet in an effective way. Having a wide variety of items on hand can also help lead toward a healthier diet simply because of the various combinations that are blended together. The skins often contain minerals and vitamins our bodies need, and if we are getting these through our blended foods, we don’t have to spend the money on expensive supplements!
4. There’s Less Time To Convert To Fat
When we eat solid foods, it takes awhile for our digestive systems to break down that food we’ve consumed. This gives it extra time to consume fats and oils out of our foods that we don’t necessarily need and then convert it to fat. With a liquified version of fruits and vegetables entering our systems, the body can immediately convert the food into nutritive value while there is less time to convert other items into fat cells for energy later.
5. You’re Less Hungry When You Blend Foods
Because many of the foods that are blended have low caloric values, you can often eat as much as you want, whenever you want. This leads to fewer hunger pains as is common in other diets and it makes it easier to make good eating decisions instead of impulsive ones. In addition, because you’re eating foods your body can use anyway, you’re improving your health every time you blend some fruits and vegetables together.
When you combine all of these reasons together, it’s easy to see that blending fruits and vegetables together is a fast and fun approach to improving your eating habits. Try it yourself today and see how good these good foods can taste!