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This Is What Will Happen When You Start Having Smoothies Every Day

This Is What Will Happen When You Start Having Smoothies Every Day

The consumption of smoothies and juices is on the rise. All of a sudden, you can find a smoothie bar or juice press on every corner. Even big chains have started getting involved in the liquid revolution.

Drinking smoothies everyday can provide the average person an incredible amount of benefits. Too many people do not get the vitamins and minerals they need on a daily basis. But when you can drink your way to better health with a convenient smoothie, there is little stopping you from experiencing the benefits of proper nutrition.

Here are six things that you will notice after you start drinking smoothies everyday:

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1. Your Digestion Will Improve

After you have started to make a healthy smoothie part of your regular routine, you will see improved levels of digestion. Experiencing a better digestive system is one of the main reasons that people include a smoothie in their everyday menu.

However, if you want to experience better movement in your abdomen, you will need to be consuming smoothies that are high in fiber. Smoothies that include plenty of greens, flax, nut butters and probiotics will be better for improving your digestion than a smoothie made only of fruit.

2. You’ll Develop A Strong Immune System

A healthy diet will help you fight disease and build a strong immune system. But you can supplement your healthy diet with daily smoothies. You can include immune system boosting ingredients into any smoothie. These ingredients will help you battle everything from the common cold to a suppressed immune system.

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To create a cold-fighting smoothie, make sure you add plenty of Vitamin C. You can get Vitamin C from fruit sources like oranges and berries. Some evidence suggests that probiotics also lends your body immune support in addition to aiding digestion. You can get probiotics from a good brand yogurt.

3. You Will Get Your Five A Day

Most people are so busy with everything that is going on in their lives that it feels impossible to cook a healthy dinner. If it is hard to cook dinner, it is even harder to take the time to count the micronutrients. If you are always on the go, a good smoothie is a great way to ensure that you are getting the nutrition you need.

Getting these nutrients is only to your benefit if you live a busy life. The nutrients you consume allow you to function on the highest level possible.

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When you increase the amount of raw fruit and vegetables you consume, you will notice great benefits. Some of these benefits include better sleep, fewer sick days, more energy and a general feeling of well-being.

4. You’ll Feel Hydrated and Full

The combination of added water and water derived from raw food will help you feel both hydrated and full after you consume a smoothie. Hydration is one of the most important facets of human life. Yet, many people remain dehydrated because they struggle to remember to drink water.

Smoothies are a great way to get plenty of water in your system. You even have the added benefit of combing your hydration with a plethora of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

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You might even consider adding coconut water into your smoothie. Coconut water provides extra hydration because it also contains electrolytes. These electrolytes help you rehydrate the same way that sports drinks do – but without the added sugar!

5. You’ll Be Able To Nix the Cravings

Many of the cravings that people experience are phantom cravings. When you feel like you want a big bar of chocolate, what your body is really missing is magnesium. If you want to get your hands on a soda, you may be low in calcium. Of course, many cravings are also due to an intense sugar addiction. Most people do not realize how much they rely on sugar until they try to cut their sugar intake.

A smoothie a day will help you nix all of the cravings you experience throughout the day. When you get all of the nutrients that you need, your body will not go looking for them in other places. When you have an intense craving, you should be reaching for a healthy smoothie instead. You will often find that you feel more satisfied after a smoothie than you do giving in to an unhealthy craving.

The things that you experience when you drink a smoothie every day will leave you feeling like the happiest and healthiest you. Once you experience what it feels like to be well rested, fully hydrated and full of all of the nutrients you need, you may find that smoothies become your new craving.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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