The growing obsession with living younger, longer lends itself to a continuous search for new ways to enhance your health. In reality, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel — you just have to streamline it. If you’re deciding whether you want to add green health drinks to your lifestyle vs. eating raw vegetables, you need to consider factors such as convenience, medical conditions and personal preference. Because you’re getting much-needed vegetables no matter what, either choice will help you whether your goal is to lose weight, lower your cholesterol or improve your overall health.
Oftentimes, life is so busy that you don’t have time to prepare vegetables and take the time to sit down and eat them. Green health drinks are an easy, fast and convenient way to ensure you and your family get the nutrients your body needs. So your busy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a barrier between you and good nutrition.
Green health drinks can help you get your recommended amount of vegetables, but if you are sensitive to sugar or have type-2 diabetes, you must consider how you prepare your green drink. Juicing separates the fiber from the juice. Without the fiber, the natural sugars in the vegetables move into your blood stream right away, which drives up your glucose levels. If your body isn’t ready to use the sugar right away, you could actually gain weight. One way to minimize your sensitivity to sugar is blending the vegetables instead of juicing; this way, the fiber stays in the same container.
If you don’t like eating raw vegetables, a green health drink could be the perfect alternative. There’s no real way to mask the taste of raw vegetables because there’s nothing to cover the flavor. But a green health drink usually has fruit — and sometimes fruit juice — added to enhance the flavor. The addition of fruit does come with more calories, but at least they aren’t empty calories since fruit contains nutrients that are essential for your health.
Unless one choice is markedly better for you than the other, consider incorporating both into your lifestyle. There will be days when you don’t have time to sit down and eat the five to 13 daily servings of fruits and vegetables that are recommended. On those days, liquifying your vegetables into a green health drink is a convenient alternative. When you have more time to prepare meals, you can make plans to eat raw vegetables and even prepare snacks for a few days of the week, so you can grab them and go, if you’re on the run.Go back to writing samples overview