A smoothie (alternatively spelled smoothy) is a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit. Smoothies became widely available in the United States in the late 1960s when ice cream vendors and health food stores began selling them.
Taking smoothies is one of the easiest ways to eat your fruits and vegetables. And every year, more and more people are doing that.
Children are probably the biggest fans – and beneficiaries – of smoothies, which deliver the phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that are so essential for growing bodies.
People at every point in the life cycle, from singles to empty nested to the elderly, are discovering the simplicity and nutritional benefits of smoothies.
Fast and easy to make, smoothies are becoming the beverage of choice at home, where you can choose the ingredients you use, ensuring their freshnes and quality. Smoothies are perfect to make in the small quantities that suit for one or two people. They are also a delicious medium in which to take herbal or pharmaceutical medicine and nutrition supplements.
You must understand that having a healthy body is not possible unless you make it, in fact, a lifestyle. It sounds ironic, but unfortunately most people believe you can have a life of junk food, high fat/cholestrol food (or binge eat) and still attain the body, look, or figure you want if you dedicate MOST of your time to reaching your goals.
What's most necessary for making a fitness program more effective is establishing a certain number of trainings every week. It is considered that the minimum number of trainings is two (anaerobic) and three (aerobic) every week. If they are combined, their number can be reduced to three trainings a week (two combined and one aerobic).
How often have we heard the saying “you are what you eat?” The truth of the matter is that what we eat really does play a huge role in our health- especially our brains. The incidence of age-related Alzheimer’s dementia is on the rise in America. Every five years your chance of developing this deadly disease doubles after the age of 60. What you eat can help your mind and memory.