The Problems With Smoothies for Ayurvedic Health, And How To Avoid Them

February 14, 2020
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Juicing and blending is a very common hobby amongst Ayurvedic enthusiasts. It’s a nice and easy way to receive a good helping of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that battle cancer cells. They have been an integral part of any fitness-savvy person’s diet.

Over generations, plants have grown to be less bitter, and have become replete with more nutrients, so that we can enjoy one drink and reap a plethora of benefits that we can’t find in most foods. Drinking smoothies not only give us essential nutrients, but it’s a very convenient way to take them daily, and it’s a simple way to get a balanced diet.

However, there are some downsides that come with drinking smoothies, especially for Ayurvedic enthusiasts. Courtesy of your Melbourne natural medicine clinic, here are some things to watch out for when making and drinking smoothies.

Smoothies Often Have Meagre Food Combinations

There are boundaries that Ayurvedic experts simply do not cross when combining foods to make smoothies. Most smoothies consist of combinations of fruit with vegetables or either milk or yoghurt.

Smoothies Are Often Raw

Raw foods are not just difficult for your body to digest, but they are also breeding grounds for possible parasites. What this means is that they encourage the likelihood of parasites, bacteria, and even yeast to live inside your gut and get you extremely sick.

Smoothies Often Have Lots Of Sugar

Fruit has plenty of sugar, and when you blend it to create a smoothing, it is more active when it’s not contained inside the skin of the fruit you’re sipping on. Eating fruit regularly as smoothing can often lead to weight gain, regardless of you possibly skipping junk food. It is often better to eat fruit straight with it’s skin intact so that the sugar is able to release in your body slower.

Smoothies Are Cold

If you add fruit or water that is icy or cold to a smoothie, it will be cold and can slow down the speed and effectiveness of your body’s digestion. Cold smoothies still contain all the vitamins and minerals that you expect, but if something happens with the way your body is digesting them, you won’t be able to receive those nutrients. To make matters worse, this could actually make your body more toxic instead of less toxic.

Smoothies Can Be Too Much For You

Smoothies have high volume, meaning that you will end up consuming more than what you need by consuming fruit in a cold, liquefied form. This ignores your body’s signals for you to stop eating when you’ve had your fill. Consuming too much will also impair digestion.

Here are tips for how to make for healthy smoothies:

  • Only limit your ingredients to fruits, vegetables, herbs, and water. Milk, oils, nuts, protein powders, etc. should be off limits.
  • Have little to no fruit in your smoothie, with lots of vegetables instead.
  • Include gingers and other herbs to smoothies. These ingredients help with your digestive system. Other herbs like basil, mint, and coriander come with additional health benefits.
  • Use room temperature or slightly warm water, and avoid cold or frozen ingredients.
  • Don’t make big glasses, only work with small ones for two or three days per week.

Summary

Smoothies are often a means for health nuts to get all the important vitamins and minerals in one cup. However, there are ways that smoothies can be unhealthier than you imagine. Be wary of how you make your smoothie in order to avoid complications with your digestive system, blood sugar, toxins, and more.


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Disclaimer: In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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