Five Reasons to Drink Smoothies
18th Jul 2014
The beauty about smoothies is that you can add anything you like to them. They are refreshing, tasty and depending on the contents, healthy. There are many benefits to drinking smoothies however it is also important to use the right ingredients. The Zen Garden smoothies at SenSpa are often complimented by guests and for good reason.
Each smoothie has been created with its own individual health enhancing benefits. There is plenty to choose from when you come to visit this Thai restaurant in Hampshire for breakfast or a mid-morning or afternoon snack.
So why should we all invest a little more time in making and drinking smoothies? Here are just 5 reasons why:
GOOD FOR DETOX
Certain smoothies will help get rid of all the bad toxins in your body. This is the perfect way to detox without losing vital nutrients to stay healthy. The Detox Smoothie at the Zen Garden is made with a refreshing blend of bananas, oranges, basil and pineapples which are high in energy, iron, magnesium, folic acid and rich in vitamins B1, B3, B6 and C.
Consuming too much processed and sugary foods is not advised and can aid towards certain cancers and diabetes. The Green Goodness Smoothie at the Zen Garden is made with green apples, grapes and spinach to prevent age related heart failure and skeletal muscle aging. Apples have also been proven to help fight types of cancer and fatty liver disease.
HELPS YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Try adding lime to your smoothie, this along with other foods (banana and ginger for example) can aid in improving your digestion. The Zen Garden’s Virgin Colada smoothie is made with pineapple, coconut milk and lime. The pineapple is ideal to detoxify whilst the coconut is highly nutritious.
We all know that large amounts of caffeine is not good for us however in today’s world it’s hard to get through the day without an energy boost every once in a while. Bananas and peanut butter provide slow releases of energy and vitamin B to combat stress and fatigue. Try our Sweet Banana smoothie to replace your usual caffeine fix and see how you get on.
IMPROVES YOUR MOOD
Theobromine from the chocolate and myristicin from the nutmeg are two plant chemicals that have mood enhancing properties. The Chocolate, Hazelnut and Banana smoothie on the Zen Garden menu is delicious and will make you happy in the process. It’s not all naughty though, the hazelnuts are an excellent source of nutrients and fatty acids (the good kind!).
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