Ingredients

3 ripe organic bananas

1 big handful of organic spinach

7 organic frozen or fresh strawberries

4 frozen organic peach slices

1 small handful organic raspberries

1 tbsp. coconut sugar

1 tbsp. raw honey

½ tsp. spirulina

1 tsp. chia seed

Directions

Add all ingredients into a blender, blend, pour, and in-joy!

Health Benefits

Bananas are extremely good for you and your health for many reasons. For one,

scientist believe that bananas were the first fruit on Earth. Bananas are grown in

over 107 countries and are amongst the most consumed fruits in the world.

Bananas are also good for lowering cardiovascular dis-ease including high blood

pressure, high cholesterol, and asthma. The nutrients like fiber, potassium,

vitamin B6, and C found in bananas promote a healthy heart. The daily intake of

fiber for an adult is 4700 mg and less than 2% of US adults meet those daily

intakes. People are not eating enough fruit throughout the day causing them to

feel hungry. Studies show that people with higher intakes of potassium have a

49% lower risk of ischemic heart dis-ease. Bananas can also prevent cancer cells

from forming by destroying the formation of free radicals because of the high

levels of potassium. Bananas are also good for diabetes, treating diarrhea,

preserving memory, and boosting mood (tryptophan amino acid helps preserve

memory and boost mood. As you can tell bananas are really good for your health

and should be incorporated into our daily lifestyles.

Raspberries are loaded with nutrients and phytonutrients that are extremely

beneficial. For one, raspberries are power packed with antioxidants and anti-

inflammatory phytonutrients properties that are not only found but are

abundantly provided. These abundant antioxidants and phytonutrients are

enough to help protect against oxidative stress and excessive inflammation.

Raspberries are also great for lowering chronic dis-ease like obesity, type 2

diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. Also, new studies suggest two

compounds ketone and a flavonoid called tilliroside found in raspberries can

lower obesity risk and regulate blood sugar. Raspberries have also been

found to be beneficial by preventing chronic dis-ease thus preventing cancer

cells formation. In recent studies, phytonutrients found in raspberries have

been found to change signals between potential or existing cancer cells.

These phytonutrients create a signal causing a cycle of programmable cell

death called apoptosis. Raspberries are overall extremely beneficial for your

health and can be easily included in you diet by adding on in smoothies, fruit

salads, salads, and desserts. Remember we must eat to live, not live to eat.

Sources

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271157.php

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=39

 
 
 

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