In recent years, people are trying to oust sugar from their diet completely. We seem to be on the right track though some people also try to avoid the natural sugars in fruits and vegetables. This is something that we need to avoid. Fruits and vegetables should be abundant in every person’s diet. This is because of the fact that these will provide a host of nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fiber. These are nutrients that we don’t get much of in our normal diets. In truth, these are essential for growth of our children and the general wellbeing of adults. These nutrients will help us to prevent serious illness and provide protection against disorders caused due to a bad unhealthy diet.
A lot of people who eat healthy try to do this based on the 5-a-day rule. This basically indicates the consumption of 5 pieces of fruits and/or vegetables in one single day on a daily basis. But what’s the best way that we can use the 5-a-day rule while getting as many different nutrients as possible? The simple answer to this is smoothies. The best thing to do is to drink one or two glasses of healthy smoothies daily.
The good thing about smoothies is that you can put as many fruits and vegetables as you need. When eaten alone, vegetables can have a bold taste that can be despised by children. Smoothies will mask the taste of Kale, Broccoli and other vegetables thereby enabling you and your children to get as many nutrients and as much fiber as you need.
Not many people get their 5-a-day but once you’ve decided to start making smoothies on a daily basis, you should look at the different ingredients that you’ll be using. You should look at the nutrients provided by different fruits and vegetables and then put them in your smoothies. The taste will be great and the nutrients will be optimized for an active healthy lifestyle.