How Green Smoothies Can Help You Live a Happier Life

Updated on February 4, 2019
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I am an online health and entertainment writer. I have personal experience with several diets, including using green smoothies for a boost.

Our busy lives can cause us to feel less happy and less healthy. We need a spark in our step, a little boost of energy. Drinking green smoothies can bring amazing benefits to your overall health.

Realizing that conventional practices in medicine do not provide remedies for every health-related issue, people have become more open to trying other options. Some have found that having a proper diet, along with regular exercise, is beneficial to their health and overall mood.

In this article, we will discover the significance of having a proper diet and the beneficial effects of drinking green smoothies.

Health Benefits of Drinking Green Smoothies

  1. Increased energy
  2. Increased sex drive
  3. Increase of positive moods

1. Green Smoothies Increase Energy.

The body needs energy every day for us to maintain a normal life. It's needed when you are sleeping, eating, walking, or doing anything else that you can think of. The energy that we consume is what fuels our bodies. Calories are needed in order for our organs and bodily systems to perform their duties. These include external bodily functions that enable us to fulfill our daily activities, as well as internal bodily functions, such as respiration, metabolism, blood circulation, and the repairing of damaged tissues.

Energy is supplied to the body in the form of calories, which are broken down from nutritional components that form part of our diet. Green smoothies are characteristically nutritious. This can be attributed to the simple fact that they are normally made of fresh ingredients (mostly uncooked fresh green vegetables). This keeps their nutritional composition intact. Unlike juices, which are prepared by way of squeezing the ingredients and discarding the remains, smoothies contain each and every part of the ingredient. Therefore, your body receives more health benefits from the roughage, which helps in digestion and results in the maximum absorption of nutrients by the body.

2. They Increase Fertility and Desire for Sex.

For us to better appreciate the impact of green smoothies on one’s sexual life, it is important that we properly understand the science behind it.

Sexual functionality is hormonal. This means that it is controlled by specific hormones secreted by specific glands. Deficiency of these hormones can lead to various sexual related challenges, such as loss of sex drive, impotence in men, and early menopause in women (in extreme cases). As such, secretion of sufficient hormones is vital and can only be ensured if the glands that secret them are functioning properly.

The ingredients in a green smoothie provide the nutrients required to keep these glands performing normally. These nutrients can also have other positive effects on an individual’s sex life.

Vitamins in a Green Smoothie

  • B Complex Vitamins: B vitamins can be found in bananas, raw nuts, and asparagus. They provide energy for the body and enhance sex drive.
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is found in various fruits, mainly citrus fruits, dark green vegetables, and tomatoes. It helps keep your endocrine glands healthy. These glands secrete sex hormones.
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E is found in abundance in various vegetables. It helps in the production of sex hormones.
  • Zinc: Zinc is found in spinach, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, and garlic. It is required in the production of testosterone and improves sex drive.

Ensuring that you fuel your body with these nutrients can boost your sex life. So, drinking green smoothies everyday can definitely increase your desire for sex and better your quality of life.

3. Green Smoothies Bring Happier Moods

A healthy diet is one of the keys to happiness! If you eat well, then your mood will improve and you won't feel so cranky and sluggish. Emotional stability significantly affects the well-being of an individual. It can dictate everything else in life. Happiness can translate not only to good mental health and a better mood, but also to the entire physical well-being of a person. A negative mood, on the other hand, can lead to devastating effects and can lead to serious psychological conditions, such as stress related disorders like anxiety and depression.

Emotional instability can be a result of numerous predisposing factors related to diet. Observation of proper diet can greatly help your mood. In fact, it can help you maintain emotional stability. Our brain needs various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for it to thrive. The ingredients in green smoothies contain nutritional elements that can have a significant impact on our mental and emotional states.

Ingredients in Green Smoothies That Impact Our Mental State

  • Avocados and Bananas: Both of these ingredients contain B complex vitamins, including folic acid. Folic acid deficiency increases the possibility of developing psychological disorders, such as depression. Avocados are also rich in potassium. Scientific research has shown that potassium deficiency leads to mental fatigue and anxiety, resulting in emotional instability.

  • Spinach and chia seeds: These ingredients contain tryptophan, as well as folate nutrients. These two nutritional elements help increase the levels of serotonin (the mood hormone) in the brain that is known to relieve stress-related disorders.

  • Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which can be quite helpful in fighting emotional problems.

Observing good healthy eating can be a valuable and inexpensive way to deal with emotional instability. It’s also safer than some of the other, more conventional, remedies, which are associated with numerous adverse side effects.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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