I have seen the benefits in my skin, hair and overall health.
When I am a wee-bit stressed I gravitate to refined sugars and processed foods – like most people – because they are quick, easy and provide a sense of comfort.
Unfortunately my skin is one who pays the ultimate price. After about a week of eating badly, I begin to breakout. This is an indicator for me that I need to get back to my normal diet because I begin to feel lazy, lethargic and blah.
As far as my hair is concerned I have noticed that my hair appears to be shiner and healthy when I drink my green smoothies on a regular basis, which for me is at least five to seven times a week. When I don’t drink the smoothie – my hair appears to limp, dry and dull.
Below are a few ingredients for one of my favorite smoothie:
½ cup Spinach and Kale – Both these foods are great sources of iron, a mineral that helps red blood cells carry oxygen to hair follicles
½ cup Pineapple – helps your digestion by cleaning the body’s organs and blood, increase your energy intake and boost metabolism, nourish your hair, skin, nails and teeth and keep you generally healthy
1 Banana – Banana is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins which help in softening the hair and protect the hair’s natural elasticity preventing split ends and breakage
1 Apple – Apples are also a good conditioner and toner, and help fight acne.
3-4 ice cubes
6 oz. water
A green smoothie a day keeps the doctor away is my new motto. It’s all about making small changes that will lead to bigger and better results in the long run.
Reference: Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder