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In this category you’ll find articles on how you can benefit from healthy smoothies, the history of smoothies, the best smoothie tips ever, and other smoothie related subjects, such as a history and list of health benefits of exceptional smoothie ingredients like maca and cacao.

Why Butter is a True Superfood!

Why Butter is a Superfood

Really? Eat More Butter? Yes!

For years, maybe even decades, experts told us to back away from the butter. Put down that horrible, saturated, animal fat. Turns out, that advice was not necessarily the best. We now know much more about butter and other animal fats and what kind of place they can have in a healthy and well-rounded diet.

If you are a health food and superfood enthusiast and you like foods that taste delicious, it’s time to take another look at butter. You may be asking right about now if butter can be a tasty ingredient in smoothies. The answer is a resounding yes. Read on to learn more.

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Energizing Smoothies

Energizing SmoothiesIf you feel fatigued most of the time, you are not alone. Many people today have hectic schedules, long work hours, family obligations, and an inability to get enough sleep each night. It’s no wonder we’re tired during the day.

Before you turn to a sugary, highly-caffeinated energy drink to get a boost, consider your diet and other lifestyle factors. The way you live your life, but particularly what you eat, impacts your energy level on a daily basis. With the right foods, your morning smoothie can give you a boost for the rest of the day, and add to your overall nutrition, health, and well-being.

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Diabetic Friendly Smoothies

Diabetic Friendly SmoothiesLiving with diabetes is all about managing your blood sugar levels. This is a chronic illness, but you can live well with it if you manage it. A huge part of that management is diet. Several lifestyle factors can affect your well-being as a diabetic and your blood sugar levels, but what you eat on a daily basis is one of the most important.

Eating healthful, balanced meals can help maintain a steady blood sugar level and smoothies can be a part of this balance. There are even some recommended superfoods that are particularly good for controlling blood sugar and they all work well in smoothies. Of course, it is important that you discuss any lifestyle changes, such as your diet, with your doctor.

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Why Green Superfoods belong in your Smoothies

Green SuperfoodsYou’ve probably been told to eat your greens since you were little, right? We’re all supposed to eat our greens, but it isn’t always easy. Getting access to fresh, leafy greens isn’t possible for everyone and they can be pricey depending on where you live and the time of year. And of course there is the issue of taste. Most of us have a hard time choking down greens, many of which are bitter-tasting.

The health benefits, though, are powerful. If you aren’t getting your greens every day, consider using smoothies and a few short cuts to eat more of these wonderful superfoods.

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Healthy Weight Gain with Smoothies

Weight Gain Smoothies

It may be hard for most of us to imagine, but some people have real, often medical, reasons to gain weight. Smoothies are versatile enough to be used to lose weight, maintain weight, and even gain weight. With the right recipe, with thoughtful planning, and with carefully-chosen healthful ingredients you can use smoothies as a route to steady weight gain.

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Why Salt belongs in all your Smoothies

Why Salt belongs in all your SmoothiesSalt may sound like a strange ingredient for a smoothie, a food that is usually sweet rather than savory. But, there are several good reasons to add a dash of salt to your next concoction, not least of which is flavor. Salt is a flavor-enhancer. A little bit makes any food taste better, even sweet foods.

The next reason is even better. If you choose the right salt you can add a nutritional boost to your smoothie. While typical, refined table salt is detrimental to your health, rock and sea salts can add important nutrients to your diet and actually improve your health.

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