The health of your body depends on your digestion (70-80% of your immune system resides in digestive system, every cell of the body communicates with digestive system, there is a hormonal connection, digestion removes toxins from body, 90% of serotonin is created in the gut, and much more). When you blend your foods, you are supporting the digestion process. Your body does not have to work so hard to break down the nutrients as they are in a pre-digestible state. Did you know that 80% of your energy is spent digesting and assimilating your nutrients? When our food is pre-digested, nutrients can quickly and more easily absorb into our bloodstream and nourish our body and mind. So why not support your body to do less work?
Preconception health is so essential to pregnancy health and the baby’s health. Smoothies packed full of a lot of fruits, vegetables and wholefoods support detoxification in the body and kick start health for pregnancy. A good amount of nutritional stores, detoxification, along with increasing whole foods sets up future moms and dads with a possible easier conception and healthier pregnancy.
During pregnancy, digestion naturally slows down. Therefore, consuming smoothies supports the digestive tract, expectant mom’s health and baby’s health.
From Birth to beyond, smoothies do everything stated above and below; in addition, they help with nutritional stores for moms to successfully breastfeed, have energy, and fuel their body. Ultimately, if we do not take care of ourselves physically and emotionally, we cannot sustain taking care of others.
Making the ultimate smoothie:
Melanie is the Wellness Coordinator for Willowsong Midwifery Care, a Certified Health Coach (through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and AADP), and more importantly a mom of 3 small children. She is very passionate about empowering moms and children in attaining overall health and wellness and loves supporting Willowsong Families with health classes, free initial prenatal consults, information via blogging and much more! Melanie approaches health from a holistic perspective, meaning that she believes each component of our lives creates our overall health and wellness. You are welcome to connect with Melanie anytime via email (Melanie@Food4Thoughtdm.com).
Please don’t just take Melanie’s experience…as always consult with your medical professional and your own self understanding when making health decision; Melanie is not a medical professional, a nutritionist or dietician. She does not hold a degree in medicine, dietetics, or nutrition. Melanie makes no claim to any specialized medical training, nor does she dispense medical advice or prescriptions. This content is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease, preconception or pregnancy health. It is intended to be provided for informational, educational, and self-empowerment purposes ONLY. Please consult with your doctor or wellness team if you have questions and then make your own well-informed decisions based upon what is best for your unique genetics, culture, conditions, and stage of life.