Think you're doing your body some good by drinking a smoothie each day? While #smoothies
can provide a load of #health
benefits, packing in an array of fruits, veggies, and #superfoods
you would otherwise not consume on a daily basis, are you falling into the SMOOTHIE-SUGAR TRAP? .
While naturally-occurring sugars, such as those found in #fruit
and starchy #veggies
is handled slightly differently in the body, excess of refined or whole-food sugar is excess, no matter what, and therefore burdens your liver and blood sugar balance. Imbalanced blood sugar can exacerbate the stress response by leading to sugar highs/lows, and since we are all about DECREASING #STRESS,
we wanted to give you some tips on how to pack your smoothies with the right balance to avoid this common mistake.
PROTEIN helps slow the emptying of the stomach contents into the small intestine, therefore slowing the breakdown of #sugar
in the body and allowing for longterm satiety (bonus points for it revving up metabolism!) #FAT
also delays gastric emptying, and has higher satiety-values then carbohydrates alone (and is a great fuel source for the "battery packs" that #power
our cells) and #FIBER
helps fill you up, so that you feel fuller for longer (cause really, who isn't hungry 1-2 hours after drinking a meal?) .
We especially love #grassfed #collagen
or #organic #vegan #protein
powders, healthy-fat packed #MCT, #coconut
oil, and nut #butter,
and high fiber #flax, #chia,
seeds. What do you add to your smoothie to make it #healthy?