Are Blenders Really Good For You?
There has been a lot of talk about blending recently and people all over the web are asking and posting questions about blenders. Are they really good for you? Our expert team have come up with the answers so you can get some peace of mind when blending your next breakfast smoothie. Blending is a great way to make foods smoother and more edible, like smoothies and through blending you can introduce toddlers to foods they might not otherwise eat. We love blenders and we love that they can get a load of jobs done in one go, blenders are so multifunctional and you can make so many different types of food and drink with them but it all comes down to the fact of what you put in your blender as to how healthy it is!
Why We Love Blenders
Blending is fast – As compared to juicing blending is an ultra fast process. It can take a lot of time to chop, cut and prepare foods for juicing so blending is the quicker option. Speed is really important to people who are busy, in a rush for work or have ten smoothies or juices to make for their family in the morning. Blenders do exactly what they say they do, they blend, they merge, they chop and they mix so all tasks can be done with efficiency.
Blended smoothies can fill your tummy quicker – If you are looking to lose weight then making smoothies could really help speed up the process and help you drop a dress size quicker. You might be wondering why, well if you make smoothies that have bits in them to ‘chew’ then it allows the digestive enzymes in your stomach to pre-initiate digestion hence making you fuller, quicker. If you take about half an hour to get through a thick smoothie with bits in it you will feel as if you have had a three course meal which stops you then from picking through the snack cupboard. The trick to making smoothies this way is to blend your smoothies super thick rather than smooth without bits in.
Blending is better for your blood sugar compared to juicing – Probably one of the most important things that people don’t know is that when you juice fruits and vegetables juicing eliminates the fiber in the produce and everyone knows that fiber is a great way to lower the glycemic index of a food.
Top Rated Blenders for Smoothies
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|Features||Total Crushing Technology crushes ice, whole fruits and vegetables in seconds / XL 72oz. capacity to create drinks for the whole family / (2) Professional Nutri Ninja cups with To Go Lids for nutrient-rich juices on the go||Unique, no-mess pouring spout|
Wave Action system. 40 oz. dishwasher safe glass jar
|Makes drinks and smoothies in seconds with total crushing technology|
Includes a safety feature that keeps the blades from spinning unless lid is secured
|Powerful 450 watt motor of ice crushing power with 8 speeds. Makes preparing everyday meals and snacks easy, perfect for smoothies, salsa, dips and more.||Pre-Programmed Smart Settings™ Technology takes the guesswork out of blending with easy, one-touch controls for expert results|
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Blending produces less waste – When you have had a little experience with your blender and you get used to what it can and can’t blend you can literally blend just about everything from shells to skins which therefore produces less waste. Not only does it make for easier clean up afterwards because all you have to wash is the jar but it keeps all the good nutrients and health benefits in your drink. When you juice something there is always a chunk of leftover skins, seeds and pulp that is only good for the rubbish bin but in these leftovers you will find the most nutrients.
Blending allows you to consume superfoods – It is no secret that not everyone wants to sit and work their way through a bag of flax seeds mixed with protein powder. By blending everything into one drink or smoothie it is more tasty and you can get all the top booster foods in your system in one go. Superfoods like chlorella, maca, spirulina, cacao, goji berries, chia seeds, flax seeds and protein powder are some of the top boosters which are really good for your body but hard to eat on their own which is where the art of blending comes in. Dumping everything in the blender makes it so easy to consume all of these healthy ingredients in one go.
Blending makes it easy for everyone to eat their daily intake of vegetables – If you are someone who is a bit picky with food and this includes the children that think cabbage is snot then you need to find a way to include vegetables in a drink or a meal that is easy to intake. Blending makes it possible to throw in a range of different vegetables, as much as your recommended daily intake, in one go. Our team even came up with some unique recipes that taste so sweet you don’t even notice you are drinking kale or choy. It is kind of like eating a salad and a dish of plain vegetables but instead you drink it and it tastes better too.
5 Foods You Can Blend which are Super Health Boosting Foods
Egg shells – It doesn’t sound very tasty but they are really, really good for you. Eggshells contain 27 minerals and elements including calcium carbonate. Did you know that egg shell calcium have shown increased bone density, reduction of arthritic pain, and stimulation of cartilage growth? Make sure you spray the egg with a vinegar and water solution before you drop it in the blender as this will ensure you kill any germs on the outside of the egg before you consume it.
Avocado seeds – For ease of blending just drop the avocado into the blender. You can consume the skin and the seeds and they are really good for you. Avocado seeds have 70% of the antioxidants found in the whole avocado, and avocado seed oil is also chock full of antioxidants that specifically limit oxidation of cholesterol, help to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes, and assist with joint repair and immune function. Avocado seeds have more soluble fiber than oatmeal and any other food you can essentially think of.
Avocado seeds can be nourishing and healing for inflammation in your gastrointestinal tract, and for diarrhea and can also increase collagen formation, helping to keep your joints supple and your skin moist, young and wrinkle free, along with bringing shimmer to your hair. You can also you a supplement rather than the real thing, like this.
Broccoli Stems – Broccoli stems have an appetising mild sweet flavor and are much higher in fiber than the other green part of the broccoli. You can also throw in the broccoli stem leaves, which are in fact a richer source of beta-carotene than the stem or the head.
Although broccoli heads are known to be rich in B-complex vitamins and minerals, the stem contains other ingredients you don’t get in the heads, which can help protect from certain types of cancer and improve the immunity system.
Flax Seeds – Flax seeds health benefits come from the origin that it’s both really high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as phytochemicals called lignans. Just one single tablespoon of ground flax seed contains 2 grams of polyunsaturated fatty acids (including omega-3 fatty acids), 2 grams of fiber and 37 calories – making it a very nutrient seed in one small place. Flax seed can also be used to improve digestive health and relieve constipation, and may also help to reduce your risk of heart disease.
Capraflex Supplement – CapraFlex is a bone and joint formula that contains compounds such as glucosamine and chondroitin from type II chicken collagen (from chickens free of growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and insecticides) – as well as whole foods, herbs and enzyme complex that promotes bone healing and digestion, shuts down inflammation, and even has brain-boosting levels of things like turmeric and cherry extract in it. It can help people recover from bone surgery with lightning speed, and means you get a hefty dose of muscle and bone healing action first thing in the morning. The one thing a lot of people don’t know is that some of the minerals in Capraflex may also help to bind potentially harmful oxalates in the spinach and kale that you put in your smoothie.